Apps to Help Cultivate Gratitude in Your Life

May 23, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Life can be incredibly stressful, and it can be easy to lose focus on the positive things in your life. To help you cultivate gratitude, consider downloading one of these apps that will assist you with reflecting on the good parts of your life:

Topics: Technology

How to Protect Your Small Business from a Data Breach

May 11, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Cybersecurity breaches threaten every company, from the smallest family businesses to the largest corporations. That’s why it’s essential to know how to protect your data from prying eyes. Here are some simple steps you can take to keep your company safe from cybercrime:

Topics: Technology, Small Business

How to Make Your Home Wi-Fi Network More Secure

April 13, 2022 by First Federal Bank

The safest place to do your online banking is at home over a secure Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, many private internet connections are not actually that private — including yours. Your internet security may be vulnerable to hackers and thieves. To ensure your online banking is secure, follow these suggestions to bolster your Wi-Fi’s defenses:

Topics: Online Banking, Fraud Alerts/Scams, Technology

Does Your Business Need an App?

March 11, 2022 by First Federal Bank

As an entrepreneur, you know the importance of having an online presence — and an app may feel like the natural next step in your company’s growth. While having your own app comes with benefits, it’s also critical to understand the costs and drawbacks of the endeavor. Here are some factors to help you decide whether an app is a good fit for your...

Topics: Technology, Small Business

Apps that Save You Money

December 29, 2021 by First Federal Bank

You don’t have to shop sales or clip coupons. Thanks to these handy apps, you can save big using nothing more than your smartphone. Here’s a look at five apps that will help you get the best deals:

Topics: Saving Money, Technology

FFB Named Newsweek's Best Small Bank in Florida for 2022

October 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

For the second year in a row, First Federal Bank was named in Newsweek’s America’s Best Banks 2022 as the Best Small Bank in Florida.

This distinction is the result of Newsweek evaluating their annual Best Banks rankings. With the assistance of LendingTree, Newsweek assessed more than 50 different factors from thousands of FDIC-insured banks and...

Topics: Resources, Company News, Technology, COVID-19, Community

Ideas for Cutting Down on Screen Time

August 30, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Do you reach for your phone the moment you receive a notification? Do you often spend 30 minutes scrolling through social media when you only meant to spend five? If you’re ready to kick these habits, follow these simple tips for reducing your screen time:

Topics: Technology, Healthy Living

Creating a Budget Online

August 18, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Budgeting is notorious for being a hassle. Thanks to these mobile apps and web-based services, you won’t have to pore over your finances for hours or mess around with spreadsheets. Here’s a look at four online tools that take the tedium out of building a budget:

Topics: Saving Money, Technology, Budgeting

Understanding Social Media Algorithms

July 16, 2021 by Courtney Blackburn

When it comes to marketing your company in this day and age, social media can be a valuable way to reach your customers. Unfortunately, too many small business posts and pages languish ignored on major platforms. While many factors can impact success, it helps to understand the algorithms that social media platforms use to prioritize some posts...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Using Automatic Bill Pay

June 02, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Do you ever feel like you’re spending too much time paying bills, juggling account passwords, and keeping track of due dates? If so, you can reclaim some of that time by automating some of your predictable, recurring bill payments. Here’s a look at the benefits and drawbacks of using automatic bill pay:

Topics: Personal Banking, Technology, Budgeting

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