After Eric and I got engaged we moved in together and got a real-world reality check. It quickly became obvious that we needed to figure out how we were going to handle our expenses and financials as a COUPLE… yikes! We knew that we needed and plan and that being on the same page with … Continue reading The Newlyweds Guide to Budgeting
Laura and Tracy reflect on 2018 and look forward to what's coming in 2019. #2018inReview #reallife #betterwaytobank Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO.
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. So, today I’m breaking down some of the biggest myths that revolve … Continue reading 4 Banking Myths You Shouldn’t Believe
I say this all the time… I have the best job ever! This year, we’ve been celebrating our 50th anniversary with 50 Small Acts of Cooperation. 50 Acts of Cooperation was born out of the idea that when we work together we can accomplish great things. I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to help … Continue reading Reflecting on 50 Acts of Cooperation
A new year is almost here and it’s a great time to set some good financial goals. I’m setting smaller, attainable goals next year that will help me achieve my larger long-term goals. Our long-term goal is to financially prepare ourselves to get ready to start a family. To help us get there we’re going … Continue reading Four Financial Goals for the New Year
As you look back over this past year, did you meet the financial goals and expectations that you set? Perhaps you started the year out like me and had some financial goals in mind. You created a budget, or you planned to build up your emergency savings account. If you fell short of accomplishing your … Continue reading Financial Self-Reflection… how’d you do this year?
Life can be tough. We don't always wake up feeling thankful. Check out how Laura and Tracy practice thankfulness at the credit union. #thankfulness #reallife #betterwaytobank Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO.
Not all situations feel like rich learning opportunities when they happen. Some are messy and challenging and even unkind in the moment. Even in the messiest of times, it’s important to be thankful for our opportunities… the good and the bad. I feel this way when it comes to finances. I know what I need … Continue reading Thankful for Opportunities
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
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