Your Online Financial Profile Got Hacked — Now What?

May 27, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Few things can bring on a sense of panic and confusion quicker than realizing that your financial information has been compromised. Whether you find yourself unable to access your financial institution’s online app because the password has changed, notice fraudulent charges made to your credit card, or are suddenly missing money from your...

Topics: Personal Banking, Technology

What is a Durable Power Of Attorney?

May 22, 2020 by First Federal Bank

A durable power of attorney is a powerful and important tool for estate planning. It is, however, only one of four main types of powers of attorney. Before exploring what makes the durable power of attorney unique, it’s important to understand the other options.

Topics: Personal Banking

What You Should Know About Setting Up Beneficiaries for Your Accounts

May 18, 2020 by First Federal Bank

No matter the state of your finances, it’s important to think about what will happen to your accounts if you pass away unexpectedly. After all, this could have a major impact on the well-being of your family. One of the things you can do to help secure their future is to set up beneficiaries.

Topics: Personal Banking

The Importance of Separating Spending and Savings Accounts

May 13, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re great at managing your money or find it challenging, there is an easy way to accelerate your savings goals while staying on top of routine expenses - establish two different accounts for your spending and savings.

Topics: Personal Banking

4 Reasons to Maintain a Physical Check Register

February 21, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Before you drop your check register in the trash and rely on your smartphone, consider these reasons to keep the records around.

Topics: Trending, Personal Banking

Why is Financing Better than Leasing?

November 20, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Navigating the car buying process can feel overwhelming, confusing and inaccessible for many people. One of the most complicated parts of the experience can be trying to parse out how to get the best deal on a car that suits your needs. Since the majority of buyers don’t have enough money on hand to pay for a car in full, two of the most...

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Budgeting

Best Family Cars

November 06, 2019 by First Federal Bank

There’s a lot of competition in the family vehicle market, so it can be daunting to sift through countless vehicles to find one that fits your family’s needs. Here’s an overview of five of the most safe, reliable and comfortable family vehicles on the market.

Topics: Personal Banking, Budgeting, Vehicles