How to Have a Fun Summer on a Hot Dog Budget

Summer is here. Your kids are finally free from school and they’re eager to make the most of it. But how can you make the most of it without breaking the bank? Fortunately, we’ve got some tips that’ll help you create those summertime fun memories without building up excessive debt. Use the summertime months to … Continue reading How to Have a Fun Summer on a Hot Dog Budget

How to get rid of PMI (aka Private Mortgage Insurance)

My husband and I bought our home in 2016 with a down payment of less than 20%. So, our lender required us to buy Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). The same goes if you refinance your home with less than 20% equity. Since buying our home, our home’s value has risen, so now we are looking … Continue reading How to get rid of PMI (aka Private Mortgage Insurance)

5 Tips For Teaching Your Kids Good Money Habits

Teaching children how to save from a young age could help set them up for life. When you are a kid you think money grows on trees, or at least your parents have an endless supply. Learning good money habits at a young age can help build a foundation for responsible financial decision-making in the … Continue reading 5 Tips For Teaching Your Kids Good Money Habits

5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make This Tax Season

Tax season is here! In fact, we’re already halfway to the deadline! You’ll want to make sure your finances are in order so that you can properly report your income and expenses to the IRS. Unfortunately, a lot of households make the same mistakes and they’re avoidable! Simple mistakes can lead to a tax audit. … Continue reading 5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make This Tax Season

#YouDidThat

You’ve invested your money into a not for profit cooperative that’s working hard every day to make lasting changes in some underserved communities in STL. Rest easy knowing that by banking with us, you’re doing big things for your community. #YouDidThat #TheBetterWayToBank Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in … Continue reading #YouDidThat

Thankful for Community

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

Thankful for Convenience

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

Preventing Identity Theft: What you need to know

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

Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

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