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

Preparing for the Unexpected: How to protect yourself and your finances

At 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, we understand many of our members will be affected by the extended time at home and this could cause some major concerns for your finances. While you can't safeguard against everything, there are proactive steps you can take to be better prepared if and when finances get tight. Start … Continue reading Preparing for the Unexpected: How to protect yourself and your finances

5 Financial Banking Jargon Busters

Unless you work in finance (and sometimes even if you do), it can be difficult to understand all the ins and outs of banking. There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding banks and their services and it’s easy to be misled by false information. We are here to help inform you and offer five banking jargons … Continue reading 5 Financial Banking Jargon Busters

Staying Safe at the ATM: Avoiding Card Skimming

If you are anything like me, you rarely let your credit card out of your sight, so how do bad guys get your credit card information? If you use ATM machines, you’re at risk for card skimming. Card skimming is the practice of thieves stealing personal information from your bank card and it can take … Continue reading Staying Safe at the ATM: Avoiding Card Skimming

4 Easy Steps That Stretch Your Retirement Budget

If you’re one of the savvy few who has managed to make it to that coveted plateau that most people strive a lifetime to reach, it’s vital to find strategies that make the most of the money you’ve saved. For many retirees, the fear of running out of money is their greatest worry. They don’t … Continue reading 4 Easy Steps That Stretch Your Retirement Budget

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