As you look back over this past year, did you meet the financial goals and expectations that you set? Perhaps you started the year out like me and had some financial goals in mind. You created a budget, or you planned to build up your emergency savings account. If you fell short of accomplishing your … Continue reading Financial Self-Reflection… how’d you do this year?
Your eyes, fingers and now even your smartphone may be able to help you spot card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs, but nothing is foolproof.
Life can be tough. We don't always wake up feeling thankful. Check out how Laura and Tracy practice thankfulness at the credit union. #thankfulness #reallife #betterwaytobank Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO.
Not all situations feel like rich learning opportunities when they happen. Some are messy and challenging and even unkind in the moment. Even in the messiest of times, it’s important to be thankful for our opportunities… the good and the bad. I feel this way when it comes to finances. I know what I need … Continue reading Thankful for Opportunities
This week I’m giving thanks to our community. I am fortunate to work for a company that cares so much about the community that I live and work in. At 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, we’re committed to helping the communities we serve, and I am grateful to be a part of such a great … Continue reading Thankful for Community
Life isn’t perfect. If it was, we would all be doing exactly what we wanted, getting everything we wanted and money would never be an issue. Even though life isn’t perfect, holidays like Thanksgiving make me think about how grateful I should be for what we have. I’m always grateful for all the major things … Continue reading Thankful for Convenience
Millions of Americans have their identity stolen each year. Steve, VP of Technology at 1st Financial, shares helpful tips to prevent identity theft from happening to you. #identitytheft #reallife #betterwaytobank Featuring: Steve Broadbent & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO. https://youtu.be/RZDvzf6xVNQ
Many of us have gotten a phone call or letter from the bank saying that your account or credit or debit card has been compromised. I’ve been one of these people. Your heart drops and all you can think of is how am I going to fix all this? Here are some helpful steps to … Continue reading Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft
Shopping online is easy, but it also creates new opportunities for hackers to get a hold of your personal and financial information. How’s it possible to feel comfortable shopping online and using online banking services when you’re surrounded by the threat of hackers, scammers, and the infamous Dark Web? Here are some tips to help … Continue reading 4 Tips to Safeguard Your Financial Information
Ah, retirement. There are a lot of bad retirement plans out there... winning the lottery, waiting for a large inheritance, or banking on your Social Security. But if you plan it right, you might just get the cozy lake house that you've been dreaming of.