When Should You Start Banking Online With Your Kids?

March 16, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Part of your job as a parent is to prepare your kids for the future. One important component of their future is learning how to handle money. Yes, financial literacy can seem daunting and complex, but you can start small by introducing your young kids to simple concepts like saving money in an online savings account. Here is a guide to help you...

Topics: Online Banking, Personal Banking, Kids, Family

Managing Your Child’s Credit

February 28, 2022 by First Federal Bank

You may not think you need to be concerned about your young child’s credit now, but identity thieves do not discriminate. They can target minors and wreak havoc on their credit before parents are even aware. So, it is important to work to protect your child’s credit history, before they need it.

Topics: Financial Education, Kids, Family

First Federal Bank Announces 60 Days of Giving

February 15, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Lake City, Florida – First Federal Bank announced today it will donate to sixty non-profit organizations over a period of 60 days. Founded in 1962, 2022 marks First Federal Bank’s 60th anniversary of being a community bank. To celebrate, bank employees will nominate local organizations and one winner will be drawn each day for 60 days. $1000 will...

Topics: Company News, Kids, Family

First Federal Bank Positively Impacts Local Communities Throughout 2021

January 06, 2022 by First Federal Bank

First Federal Bank understands the positive impact an organization can have on a community, and has been passionate about giving back for nearly 60 years. In 2021, the community-based mutual savings bank supported special projects for education programs, mental health and medical agencies, food service agencies, athletic programs, animal services,...

Topics: Company News, Kids, Community, Family

4 Classic Movies to Please All Ages

November 26, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Even though Hollywood is consistently creating new films each year, it’s never a bad time to familiarize yourself — and your children — with the classics. These films are sure to please anyone watching, no matter their age:

Topics: Kids, Family

Teaching Your Kids the Responsibility of Owning a Pet

October 29, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Have your kids expressed interest about adding a dog, cat, hamster, or other pet into your family? Although you want to say yes because you know how much your kids want a pet, you are worried they aren’t ready for the responsibility of caring for a living creature. The following tips will help you communicate all that goes into being a good pet...

Topics: Kids, Family

4 Ways to Get Kids Interested in Science

September 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Thanks to their natural curiosity, kids already have the makings of scientists. However, once they start studying science in school, learning about the world around them may start to feel less exciting and more like homework. If this is the case for your child, try out these ways to pique their interest in science again:

Topics: Kids, Family

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

September 15, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Homeschooling has been gaining mainstream traction. When the modern homeschool movement first surged in the 1980s and 90s, the main appeal was for parents to incorporate religion into their children’s daily education. Today, homeschooling is making a comeback, and the reasons for going that route are as diverse as the families who choose it.

Topics: Kids, Family

Teaching Your Kids the Basics of Finances

July 26, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Learning how to handle, where to invest, and what not to do with money are skills everyone needs to be successful in life. The earlier kids are introduced to smart money-management practices, the better prepared they’ll be to handle their finances when they leave the nest. Teaching your kids how to protect their money is a lesson with unlimited...

Topics: Saving Money, Financial Education, Kids

What is the FAFSA?

June 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If one or more of your children is getting ready to start looking at colleges, there are a ton of things to think about. Since educationdata.org states the average yearly cost of attendance at a public institution is more than $25,000, one of them is probably trying to figure out how to pay for it. That’s where the FAFSA, or Free Application for...

Topics: Saving Money, College, Financial Education, Kids

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