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...

Topics: Saving Money, College, Financial Education, Kids

Exciting Yard Games to Try This Summer

April 12, 2021 by First Federal Bank

In the last year, many of us have found new ways to stay entertained at home. From building amazing blanket forts to finding great new board games to play with the family, there was a constant need for new and fun things to do. Now that the weather is warming up, there’s an opportunity to discover some exciting yard games to play with the...

Topics: Kids, Home Owners, Family

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

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