Pros and Cons to Paying Your Bills with a Credit Card

Credit cards offer incredible convenience. With just a quick swipe or a linked account, you can instantly buy something. It seems like a no-brainer to use that convenience for taking the hassle out of paying bills or buying something. But, is it a smart idea to pay your monthly bills with your credit card? Choosing … Continue reading Pros and Cons to Paying Your Bills with a Credit Card

What COVID has Taught us About our Finances

All the things happening in 2020 have often made it difficult to look on the bright side. Even our humor has often been dark. Memes are floating around about trying to guess what disaster will hit us next. Whether it’s “murder hornets,” dual hurricanes, or any number of the other history-making things that have happened … Continue reading What COVID has Taught us About our Finances

Staycation Ideas for Your Family

Let’s face it, this year has looked and felt unlike any other we’ve ever experienced, and unfortunately, there’s a strong chance that it will continue this way for a while. Events postponed. Sports canceled. What’s left to do? We’ve put a list together of things you can do on a budget that are sure to … Continue reading Staycation Ideas for Your Family

5 Ways to Simplify Your Banking

There’s no doubt about it—we’re all busy. Between juggling heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it can be difficult to find time to run to the credit union to do your everyday banking. Here five ways to make banking easier when you are on the go. 1st Financial Mobile … Continue reading 5 Ways to Simplify Your Banking

5 Ways to Find Financial Peace

From a broken-down appliance to a wrecked car or an unexpected medical expense, (not to mention the pandemic), financial stress is easy to find. But stressful money matters don’t have to keep you down for good. If you can find ways to move forward on your financial journey—even if it’s just changing your mentality—you’ll be … Continue reading 5 Ways to Find Financial Peace

Refinancing Your Loans During COVID-19

With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the world’s financial markets, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in the U.S. which creates an incredible opportunity to refinance loans of almost every kind. With many people adjusting to a life of working from home, this might be the right time to refinance your loans to get … Continue reading Refinancing Your Loans During COVID-19

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

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: Here’s What You Need to Know

When President Trump signed the CARES Act, into law, he initiated a $2 trillion stimulus package and part of that package is one-time cash payments of up to $1,200 to Americans who qualify. An extra $1,200, sounds great, right? But with the announcement of the cash came the questions: What is it? Who gets it? … Continue reading Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: Here’s What You Need to Know

Answers To Your Questions About Student Loans And Coronavirus

On March 27, 2020, the president signed the CARES Act into law, which, among other things, provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers. So, what does this all mean for you? To help you better understand we compiled some questions and answers to help you better understand and see how this can actually help … Continue reading Answers To Your Questions About Student Loans And Coronavirus