Tips for Taking a Trip to the Beach

May 29, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Are you dreaming about putting your toes in the sand, soaking up the sun, and taking in the breeze? If a beach trip is in your future, consider the following tips on how to prep for your getaway. It’s time to grab your sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, and loved ones!

Topics: Family, Lifestyle

How to Help Your Teen Build Credit Now

May 10, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Teaching your teen about money management and finances is an important step in their education. The lessons you teach now can help them grow into financially responsible adults with a bright and profitable future. Now is the time to help your teen build credit, and here a few ways to do it:

Topics: Financial Education, Family

4 Retro Video Games to Revisit for Nostalgia

May 08, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Since the 1980s, video games have gone from a niche hobby to a global juggernaut raking in billions of dollars a year. If gaming was an integral part of growing up, you have no shortage of opportunities to recapture the joy of your youth. Retro video games are all the rage across consoles and PCs, and that means some of the most popular and...

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Make Your Dream Vacation a Reality With These Savings Tips

April 05, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Saving for travel can be a great way to make your dream trip a reality. Vacation savings are a great way to make sure you have enough money to enjoy a well-deserved break without stressing about the costs. Here are some tips on how to save for your vacation:

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5 Entertaining Easter Activities for the Whole Family

April 03, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Are you looking for ways to entertain your family on Easter? Celebrate the day and the season of spring with the following activities that are sure to engage your loved ones. Whether you have a lot of time or a just a bit of quality time to spend with each other, you and your family will love these creative additions to your day!

Topics: Family

How to Fund Your Teen's First Car

October 19, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Your teen has probably been dreaming about driving as long as you’ve been dreading it. However, the time has come, and your teen has earned their license. Now they want to secure their own wheels so they can fully embrace the freedom of the open road. Here are a few tips on how you can fund your teen’s first car:

Topics: Financial Education, Family

Ideas for Teaching Tax Basics to Your Children

October 05, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Taxes are an essential part of finances. As you are teaching your children lessons on how to save, spend, and invest, it’s also important to include instruction on the least favorite, yet nonnegotiable part of money management — taxes. Here are a few ideas on how to teach your kids how the system works:

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A Beginner's Guide to Making a Will

August 31, 2022 by First Federal Bank

A will is a document that declares how your estate should be managed and distributed in the event of your death. Without having a will to guide them, your family members will have to spend time and energy divvying up your assets — often leading to additional stress and conflict during an already difficult time of mourning and grief. Here’s how you...

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How Grandparents Can Help Pay for College

August 17, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Even with scholarships, financial aid, and grants, a college education can be difficult to fund. If your grandchildren have dreams of a higher degree or your deepest wish is for them to pursue higher education, there are ways you can help plan for the future and ease the financial burden. These tips will help you help them continue their education...

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How to Open a Brokerage Account for a Child

August 03, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Teaching your kids about finances and smart money moves are invaluable lessons. These lessons can start at a young age with piggy banks and coins, grow with an age-appropriate allowance and tips on how to save and spend, and even include adult-level money management like investments. Under your supervision, you can introduce your child to the...

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