Impress Clients With These 5 Video Call Tips

September 18, 2020 by First Federal Bank

With more companies taking their business online due to the pandemic, it’s likely your business will need to hold video calls with clients. Much like other forms of communication, video calls have certain etiquette rules — and your ability to follow them can make or break your professional image in the eyes of your clients. Here are some tips...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, COVID-19

Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

September 09, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Current global events have impacted how many parties look this year. But with a little creativity, it’s still possible to celebrate special occasions like baby showers with those you love. Here are seven ideas for hosting an enjoyable (and safe) virtual baby shower for yourself, a relative or a friend:

Topics: Technology, Kids, COVID-19, Family

Protect Your Online Accounts from Phishing

August 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Phishing is an all too common way for scammers to learn your personal information and access your financial accounts. To help prevent yourself from falling victim to a scam, it’s wise to learn exactly how phishing works. 

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams, Technology, Financial Education

How to Protect Your Financial Information Before a Computer Upgrade

June 30, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Your old computer may still contain sensitive data like financial information, your Social Security number, passwords and personal files. If you’re planning on getting rid of your old computer, you should first take precautions to protect that data.Back up your filesBefore you throw out or sell your old computer, think about what information it...

Topics: Online Banking, Technology

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

How to Share Good Customer Reviews

March 30, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Without a doubt, your loyal customers have good things to say about your company — so why not use those glowing reviews to showcase your business?If you’re a proud small business owner, you work hard to provide top-quality products and professional service. Here’s why you should capitalize on customer reviews, as well as a quick and easy guide...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Marketing

Paying for Digital Advertising

March 16, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In 2020, digital advertising is a multi-billion-dollar industry where you have to spend money to get the exposure you need.

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Marketing

Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money

March 14, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In the 21st century, digital technology offers many new ways to save money that extend beyond the usual store sales and coupon-clipping. Numerous apps now let you pinch pennies on your terms from the convenience of your palm. Tap into these deal-filled apps to get the best price when shopping.

Topics: Saving Money, Technology, Budgeting

How Contactless Credit Cards Work

March 04, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Contactless credit cards, also known as tap-to-pay cards, have begun cropping up all over the country. You may have already seen compatible card readers at your local coffee shop or fast-food restaurant that feature a somewhat familiar graphic resembling that of a volume icon without the speaker, the same associated with NFC (near field...

Topics: Technology, Credit Cards

Are Tap-and-Pay Cards Secure?

November 26, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Tap-and-pay technology, also known as contactless payment, allows you to complete transactions without physically swiping or inserting your credit or debit card at a payment terminal. It may seem strange at first, but you can use tap-and-pay with confidence — it’s a safe and reliable method for making purchases.

Topics: Technology, Credit Cards