Optimizing for Google RankBrain

April 19, 2021 by First Federal Bank

As a small business competing against larger companies with greater brand presence, it’s important local patrons still find you. If you don’t optimize your website correctly, you could be lost among the sea of competitors. Achieving high search engine rankings depends on pleasing Google’s algorithm RankBrain. Here’s a basic guide for doing that:

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

7 Engaging Travel-Themed Podcasts

March 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The events of 2020 canceled many travel plans. It’s understandable if you’re eager to get out and see the world. But whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie adventurer, some expert advice can help your trip run smoothly. Here’s a handful of helpful, informative podcasts to get you ready for your next journey:

Topics: Technology, COVID-19, Family

Reasons to Go Paperless

January 25, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you’re inundated with requests by utility providers, department store credit cards, and insurance companies to “go paperless” but haven’t made the switch to digital statements yet, you’re missing out on some great benefits.

Topics: Technology, Insurance, Credit Cards

Learn About Cryptocurrency

December 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In recent years, cryptocurrency has been a booming topic among investors. Just like traditional currency, you can exchange it for services, products or other types of cryptocurrencies. You can also cash it out, much like chips at a casino. However, these digital currencies have many key differences when it comes to storage, transactions and...

Topics: Technology, Investing, Financial Education

Organizing and Storing Your Online Passwords

December 25, 2020 by First Federal Bank

To safeguard your financial, private, and personal information from identity thieves and hackers, you should use unique passwords for each of your online accounts as well as for each of your devices. From email — both personal and work — and bank accounts to health portals and shopping sites, the number of passwords to keep track of can be...

Topics: Fraud Alerts/Scams, Technology

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

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