International Travel Essentials

November 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

After the past year has kept you at home, you may be itching to get out and start traveling again. Before you pack up and head abroad, it is important you gather certain critical items for your journey - especially if you've never traveled internationally before. To ensure you're prepared for surprises on your sightseeing, make sure you always...

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Bringing Remote Associates Back to the Office

July 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The pandemic isn’t over yet, but the widespread rollout of vaccines and loosening of state restrictions means things are returning to normal. If your business adjusted to the challenges of the past several months by allowing employees to work from home, it may be time to consider bringing your team back together in the office. 

Topics: Trending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, COVID-19

Is a Construction to Permanent VA Loan Right for You?

July 23, 2021 by Wendy Hilton

A VA loan is one issued by private lenders and backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It can help U.S. active duty service members, veterans, and widowed military spouses buy a home. VA loans are popular, because they offer a no down payment option and do not require mortgage insurance. They can be easier to obtain than a conventional...

Topics: Trending, Personal Lending, Home Owners, Family, Veterans

6 Immersive Travel Memoirs

July 09, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re a restless wanderer or a confirmed homebody, reading a great travel memoir will expand your imagination, strengthen your empathy for those around you, and introduce a little more excitement in your life. Not sure where to begin? Start with one of these six highly recommended travel titles:

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Decor Ideas to Warm Up Your House

October 23, 2020 by Gigi Register

My husband Troy and I finished building our new home about a year ago. Anyone who has ever built a house knows what an exciting and stressful time it can be! There are so many decisions to be made, from flooring to cabinets, to wall colors and decorating. The process can be overwhelming. If you’re struggling to feel at home inside your own house,...

Topics: Trending, Home Owners, Home Improvements

Addressing COVID-19 in Your Business

September 04, 2020 by First Federal Bank

No matter where your business operates, COVID-19 has indubitably had an impact. It’s important to know and implement safety protocols in your store or office to protect customers and employees from this virus.

Topics: Resources, Trending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, COVID-19, Community

Protect Your Assets during Hurricane Season

July 02, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Recent events have made it clear that businesses can live and die on preparedness for disaster. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, between 40 and 60 percent of all small businesses succumb to disasters like fire and burst water pipes, not including a far-reaching health crisis or major weather catastrophe. When uncertainty is...

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Is 2020 the Year of the Staycation?

July 01, 2020 by First Federal Bank

You may have had to cancel or put off a planned trip due to restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. And the near-term future of travel is very uncertain. But there is no reason you can’t enjoy a much-needed vacation. Have you considered taking a staycation? After weeks of parents working from home, with kids engaged in distance...

Topics: Trending, Saving Money, Home Owners, COVID-19, Community

5 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

May 29, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Let Dad know how special he is by giving him a DIY gift this Father’s Day. There are a wide variety of presents you can make, so no matter your dad’s style or preferences, you can create a meaningful moment for him.

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Ways to use your stimulus check

April 15, 2020 by First Federal Bank

What Should You Do with the Money You Receive from the CARES Act?

Topics: Trending, Budgeting, COVID-19

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