Top Financial Practices for High School Graduates

Yay, you did it! Congratulations! Even though the school year didn’t end quite as planned, your hard work paid off! So, what’s next? Do you have a job lined up? Or is college or the military your next chapter? Either way, making sure you are prepared to make smart money decisions is important as you … Continue reading Top Financial Practices for High School Graduates

Mortgage Rates Are Low, Now What?

Refinance your home! If you’ve had refinancing your mortgage on your mind, now may be the best time for you to take advantage of low mortgage rates. One of the main advantages of refinancing regardless of equity is reducing your interest rate which in return can have a profound effect on monthly payments, potentially saving … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Are Low, Now What?

Ways my Stimulus Check can Work for Me

Only you know what is best for you to spend your stimulus check on. Some people have options on what they can do with all or some of the money. Whether you have the ability to set this money aside or need the money to help you get through, just know you have options. Here … Continue reading Ways my Stimulus Check can Work for Me

How to Spot Coronavirus Stimulus Check Scams and Fraud

As with any public crisis, the spread of the coronavirus has created a new crop of hackers -- targeting people who are awaiting their stimulus check, who are working from home and who are just trying to stay healthy. Be on the lookout for a surge of calls, texts, and email phishing attempts about the coronavirus, which can lead to tax-related fraud … Continue reading How to Spot Coronavirus Stimulus Check Scams and Fraud

The Best Home Improvements for Resale

If you are considering selling your home soon, now is a great time to start thinking about the best home improvements for resale. To ensure you get the most money for your home, it is crucial that it be in tip-top shape to attract buyers and command the asking price. Don’t underestimate the value that … Continue reading The Best Home Improvements for Resale

What is Overdraft Protection and Why is it Important?

Let’s face it — anyone can make an honest mistake. We may forget to make a deposit or forget that we paid for a bill ahead of time. There are several reasons why account holders may make a miscalculation or minor budget oversight — even for the most financially savvy among us. Thanks to the … Continue reading What is Overdraft Protection and Why is it Important?

2019 Million Dollar Challenge Update

We're giving away ONE MILLION DOLLARS to our membership in 2019! Make money on the money you have and get a cupcake too! #MillionDollarChallenge #TheBetterWayToBank #CUDifference Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO. https://1stfinancialfcu.blog/ Connect with Us: https://1stfinancialfcu.blog/ https://www.1stfinancialfcu.org/ https://www.facebook.com/1stFinancial

Making an Impact on Our Community

1st Financial Federal Credit Union is more than just a banking institution. Like all credit unions, we were created with a philosophy of ‘People Helping People’. We’re more than just a checking account or auto loan service provider.  We are a not for profit community development financial institution, using our limited resources to change lives … Continue reading Making an Impact on Our Community

4 Identity Protection Tips for Summer Vacation

Have big summer travel plans? Warm weather, sunny beaches, and theme parks – these are the hallmarks of summer vacation. Unfortunately, so is identity theft. Vacationers often unknowingly leave their personal information exposed to thieves while traveling, which can turn a worry-free break into a prolonged and stressful fight to reclaim a stolen identity. Before … Continue reading 4 Identity Protection Tips for Summer Vacation

Summer Spending: 4 Cash-Burning Mistakes to Avoid this Season

Summer is a time for family fun and outdoor activities, but also one of increased spending. According to consumer credit reporting agency Experian, consumers surveyed spent an average of $2,275 per person on vacations in 2016, with $1,308 of that amount on credit card spending. Fortunately, there’s a way to maximize summer fun while minimizing … Continue reading Summer Spending: 4 Cash-Burning Mistakes to Avoid this Season