Top Financial Practices for High School Graduates

Yay, you did it! Congratulations! Even though the school year didn’t end quite as planned, your hard work paid off! So, what’s next? Do you have a job lined up? Or is college or the military your next chapter? Either way, making sure you are prepared to make smart money decisions is important as you … Continue reading Top Financial Practices for High School Graduates

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

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

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 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