Your Finances and Coronavirus

At 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, we understand your concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic it’s economic, health, and financial impact. We’re facing many uncertainties which can lead to worry and panic. We’ve put together a few recommendations to help you get through this difficult time. Use digital banking services. If you aren’t … Continue reading Your Finances and Coronavirus

Keeping Yourself Safe From Fraud and Scams

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

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

Five Myths About Wills and Probate

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

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

A brand-new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start so that you are financially fit for the new year.

4 Safety Tips for Online Holiday Shopping

Do you want to avoid long lines and large crowds this holiday season? Shopping online lets you zip through your list with just a few clicks. Before whipping out your plastic, however, you’ll want to make sure you’re shopping on a secure site. Below are a few tips on how to stay safe when shopping … Continue reading 4 Safety Tips for Online Holiday Shopping

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

I Missed A Payment, What Should I Do?

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?

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