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

Creative Ways to Get Kids to Clean

June 01, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Cleaning chores aren’t fun for anyone, especially kids. If you want your kids to complete their cleaning to-do list without complaining, implement the creative tips below into their routines.Let the music playMusic is a wonderful motivator. Whether your kids whistle why they work, blare their favorite pop songs or sing along to their favorite...

Topics: Kids, Home Owners

Using a CD to Teach Your Children about Finances

April 20, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Money management is a complicated subject even adults can experience trouble mastering. So, it’s understandable if the prospect of teaching your kids about money might not be your favorite parental to-do. Start simply with a certificate of deposit to teach your kids the fundamentals of saving money.Set up an accountA drive-thru or online field...

Topics: Saving Money, Investing, Financial Education, Kids

3 Tasty and Healthy On-the-Go Snacks

February 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Following a healthy meal regimen is challenging when your family is always on the move. Sitting around the dinner table is replaced by a detour to a fast food drive-thru. While you can buy pre-made, packaged snacks to regulate your family’s nutritional intake, you can save money and avoid preservatives by making your own travel snacks. Here...

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting, Kids