Tips for Meeting Your Savings Goals

June 26, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Working to save money can be a drag. It takes discipline, effort, and planning. And to be honest, it isn’t very fun. Sure, the results can feel great. But as you work to meet your savings goals, it is common to suffer from, “frugal fatigue.” You know it is important to save, but why does it have to be so hard? MSN has tips for staying on track...

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Help Your Child Get Started on the Path to Financial Success

June 03, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Strong financial skills are learned. Which is why as parents, it is essential to begin teaching your children about money from an early age. It doesn’t have to be complicated, or boring. According to Engineering Your Finances, you can get creative and make learning about savings money fun with these tips:

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What to Look For in a Savings Account

April 10, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Finding a savings account sounds simple enough — after all, you’re just looking for a safe place to store and grow your money. However, to make the most of your savings, it’s important to keep an eye out for a good interest rate along with hidden fees, balance requirements, and other factors that can complicate your financial management. Here’s a...

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How to Make Safe and Secure Transactions at an ATM

December 27, 2023 by First Federal Bank

For many people, an automated teller machine is still their preferred method of depositing checks and cash as well as withdrawing money. If you plan to use an ATM — whether near your home or in another town you’re visiting — make sure to follow this advice so you lessen the chance of becoming an ATM crime victim:Choose the best locationWhere an...

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How Online Banking Works: A Beginner's Guide

December 20, 2023 by First Federal Bank

There’s so much that can be done with greater ease online, and that includes managing your money. Online banking is a feature offered by nearly every type of financial institution, and it offers a great deal of convenience and flexibility. By learning how to leverage online banking — and how to keep yourself safe in the process — you can take...

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Using a CD to Teach Your Children About Finances

November 29, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Introducing your child to the world of finance should start at a young age and adapt in complexity as they grow. When the lesson of the day (or year) is all about saving and investing, consider using a certificate of deposit (CD) as a teaching tool. A CD will illustrate to your eager student how saving a portion of their allowance or earnings can...

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How Online Banking Can Help You Budget Better

November 15, 2023 by First Federal Bank

With easy-to-access data, convenient automatic transfers, and a variety of ways to organize your money, online banking can revolutionize the way you budget. Here’s a look at a few easy tips to help you budget better with the power of technology:Set up sub-accountsEven if you’re putting money away in a savings account, it can be difficult to...

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Plan Ahead for Holiday Expenses and Save!

November 01, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Saving money over the holidays is a common goal for many people, as it can be a financially challenging time of year. Here are some effective ways to save during the holiday season:

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The Risks of Using Public Wi-Fi for Online Banking

June 30, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Banking online means you never have to wait in line or rush before the doors close for the night. Online banking never closes, so you can conveniently complete transactions when it suits your schedule. Plus, it enables you to do it anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, whether it’s at home, work, or even in public spaces with a reliable...

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How Does Video Banking Benefit You?

May 03, 2023 by First Federal Bank

As technology has evolved, so has the need for mobile video banking solutions in addition to in-branch and web solutions. Customers expect greater efficiency and flexibility from their financial institutions, especially after becoming accustomed to new virtual service options during the pandemic.

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