Tips on Loaning Money to Friends and Family

May 06, 2020 by First Federal Bank

A friend or family member asking for a loan can be an uncomfortable situation. On the one hand, saying no to a trusted loved one who has asked for help is difficult. On the other, saying yes could result in a number potential issues, including the very real possibility that your money will never be paid back. It can be difficult knowing how to...

Topics: Personal Lending

Checking Your Credit Score Online

April 10, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Knowing your credit score is the first step to securing a loan for a new car, starting your own business, or taking out a mortgage. With everything available online these days, checking your credit score is easier and more convenient than ever — as long as you know where to look.Credit report vs. credit scoreOne of the best ways to stay up to...

Topics: Resources, Credit Cards, Personal Lending

4 Common Auto Loan Mistakes

October 22, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Purchasing a new car is an exciting and tumultuous experience. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you go through the process of choosing your new vehicle and applying for a loan that won’t leave you in the red as you pay it off. Thankfully, there are a few easily-avoided pitfalls that can save you money and stress.

Topics: Saving Money, Vehicles, Auto Lending, Personal Lending