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

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Devices

October 28, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Smart home devices offer unprecedented convenience and connectivity. However, with an ever-growing selection of smart home devices on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. Here are four factors to consider before you commit to building a network of smart home devices.

Topics: Trending, Saving Money, Technology

Best Tools for Accepting Mobile Credit Card Payments

August 26, 2019 by First Federal Bank

There are a lot of things to consider when you open a small business. One of the essential tools you’ll need is a way to accept payment. If you’re not ready to purchase or lease a whole register system, consider mobile credit card payment processing from one of these vendors.SquareProbably one of the most well-known names in mobile credit card...

Topics: Business Banking, Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly with a Loan

August 15, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Taking out a loan to improve your home might make you think of gutting your kitchen, updating your bathroom or even adding on an addition or finishing out the basement for more living space. These projects will certainly improve your home as well as add to its resale value, but be sure to consider how each project can get a little greener....

Topics: Saving Money, Technology, Environment