Essential Financial Lessons For Kids

March 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most enduring teacher. The example you set, the lessons you teach, and the instruction you neglect will live in your child’s psyche forever. That includes how to handle money. Help your kids develop good money habits now and throughout their lives with the following financial lessons:

Topics: Saving Money, Financial Education, Budgeting, Kids

Entertaining Family Fun Night Ideas

January 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Keeping kids entertained can be a daunting task. But you can go beyond watching movies, playing board games, reading books, and relying on video games for a family fun night. Here’s a look at some ideas for safe, simple, and affordable ways for you to bond with your brood:

Topics: Kids, Family

Teaching the Basics of Checking Accounts To Younger Kids

October 07, 2020 by First Federal Bank

How to handle money is an important life lesson. The sooner you start your child’s financial education, the more knowledgeable and responsible they will be with their money. Opening a checking account for your child is a great way to impart real-world money lessons.

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Financial Education, Budgeting, Kids, Family

Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

September 09, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Current global events have impacted how many parties look this year. But with a little creativity, it’s still possible to celebrate special occasions like baby showers with those you love. Here are seven ideas for hosting an enjoyable (and safe) virtual baby shower for yourself, a relative or a friend:

Topics: Technology, Kids, COVID-19, Family

6 Backyard Camping Tips

August 24, 2020 by First Federal Bank

You don’t have to venture far from home to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Pitching a tent in the backyard is a great alternative to build memories with your children while practicing social distancing. Here are six simple steps to pull off a successful backyard camping experience:

Topics: Kids, Family

What is the 2K Rule?

August 21, 2020 by First Federal Bank

For many parents, saving for a child’s college education is a major source of stress. It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to know how much you actually need to save, as the cost of attending college varies wildly depending on the school and whether your child qualifies for financial aid. Without knowing what college your child will attend,...

Topics: Saving Money, College, Kids

Social Media Tips for Parents

August 10, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Social media offers an opportunity to connect and share with others, but it can also expose your child to bullying, negativity and potentially dangerous individuals. Take these steps to help your child safely navigate the world of social media and capitalize on its benefits.

Topics: Social Media, Kids

5 Tips to Help You Save for Back to School

July 24, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The Back-to-School season may look different for a lot of families in 2020. School districts are currently exploring the safest ways for students to begin the new academic year, and finalizing their plans. Many are offering a variety of options for parents to choose from.

Topics: Saving Money, College, Budgeting, Kids, COVID-19

Best Coupon Sites for Families

July 17, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Making ends meet while having money for extracurricular activities is a challenge for many families. If you’re looking for ways to stretch your family’s dollar, it’s time to get creative with a tried-and-true savings tool — coupons. These coupon sites and apps will help you and your family save on the essentials and services you need, as well...

Topics: Resources, Saving Money, Budgeting, Kids

Adorable Nursery Decorating Ideas

June 15, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re adopting or giving birth, preparing the perfect room for your upcoming addition is a great way to celebrate the occasion. Here are nine decor tips to create a welcoming space for your baby. Create a book display on the wallAdd some color to the walls while providing a place to store your newborn’s first reading materials. Try...

Topics: Kids, Home Owners, Home Improvements