Is Investing Right For You?

August 05, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The principle of “The greater the risk, the greater the reward” is tossed around a lot when it comes to gambling with your financial life. The potential for a great reward attracts many investors, but it’s not guaranteed. Before you put your money into any investment, whether it’s high or low risk, you need to fully understand what you’re...

Topics: Retirement, Investing

Health Coverage in Retirement

June 17, 2020 by First Federal Bank

If you’re like many Americans, you probably receive your health insurance through your job. However, when it comes time to retire, you’ll be faced with a difficult — and potentially costly — problem. Here are some tips for navigating the complicated world of health coverage in your golden years.Check with your current providerExplore how your...

Topics: Retirement, Healthy Living, Insurance

Don’t Let Emotions Get in the Way of Your Investment Decisions

April 23, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The investment landscape can be volatile and difficult to understand. But investing is a phenomenal way to add to your financial portfolio. The one thing it isn’t, though, is sentimental. That’s why factoring emotions into the way you manage your investments puts you at a high risk for making poor decisions and racking up losses.Disregard...

Topics: Retirement, Investing

How to Make a Loan Against Your Retirement Accounts

December 23, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Saving for retirement is meant to help you finance your future, improving your quality of life after your work years. The more you are able to set aside and the longer you allow that money to accrue, the more cash you’ll have to live on. Because of this, it’s recommended to defer taking funds from your retirement savings as long as possible —...

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401(k) Strategies As You Age

October 18, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Some of the most common financial advice you can receive regarding preparing for retirement is to contributing to a 401(k) plan, and usually, thanks to your employer, putting a portion of your earnings toward that plan every paycheck is easy. But where your money is being invested and at what age you’re investing it matters, so it’s important...

Topics: Retirement, Investing

Navigating Your 401(k)

August 21, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Whether retirement is far off in the future or right around the corner, you need to start planning for it now. Starting with your 401(k), the following tips will help you navigate the complexities of saving money when you’re officially off the clock.401(k) 101Although there are a myriad of ways and accounts available to help you plan for...

Topics: Retirement, Investing