With the news about the coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to remind you that during media-intense events like this, cyber attackers try to take advantage of the situation. Don’t let them. Here are some popular scams to keep an eye out for: Charity Scams. During a crisis nonprofits and fundraisers are often called upon to … Continue reading Keeping Yourself Safe From Fraud and Scams
Most of us don't know a lot about the law of wills, trusts, or probate--after all, they're topics none of us really want to deal with. But we should all know the basics, and we should know enough to recognize common myths when we run across them. Here are a few misconceptions that keep coming … Continue reading Five Myths About Wills and Probate
We get it. Life happens. But what should you do when you miss a loan payment or two? Fornisha, Julie, and Tracy are here to help you get back on track to avoid an auto loan repossession in this week’s vlog. Featuring: Fornisha, Julie, and Tracy with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, … Continue reading I Missed A Payment, What Should I Do?
Do you own a home? Did you know that owning a home gives you additional options when you’re in need of additional funds? Besides just racking up higher interest debt on a credit card? A home equity line of credit could make your life a little easier. A home equity line of credit, also known … Continue reading 4 Smart Ways to Use A Home Equity Line of Credit
Recent headlines might have you on edge. You can’t go a day without hearing that a recession is on the horizon. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a little more than a decade since the recession of 2008. Back then I was still living at home with my parents and not financially taking … Continue reading How to Financially Prepare for the Next Recession
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?
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
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 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
Summer is officially here and kicks off this month, school is out, daylight stretches out even longer, and pool days become an everyday activity. As your June calendar is filling up with pool days and backyard cookouts, make sure you build in a little time to keep your finances on track. June is a great … Continue reading Your Summertime To-Do List