This week around the credit union we’ve been talking a lot about job loss. Not because any of us are in that position, but because we know so many people that have been affected by the government shut down. We’ve been brainstorming how we can help them, but it can be overwhelming to consider what … Continue reading Dealing with an Unexpected Job Loss
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.
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
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.
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
Millions of Americans have their identity stolen each year. Steve, VP of Technology at 1st Financial, shares helpful tips to prevent identity theft from happening to you. #identitytheft #reallife #betterwaytobank Featuring: Steve Broadbent & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO. https://youtu.be/RZDvzf6xVNQ
Many of us have gotten a phone call or letter from the bank saying that your account or credit or debit card has been compromised. I’ve been one of these people. Your heart drops and all you can think of is how am I going to fix all this? Here are some helpful steps to … Continue reading Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft
We know that college educations are important, but are we really prepared to help our kids (or future kids) pay for college? With the costs of college tuition rising each year, it’s imperative that we have a game plan for saving for our kid’s education. Currently, Eric, my husband, and I don’t have children, but … Continue reading 3 Tips for Saving for Your Child’s College Education
I’m not a parent yet, but I have enough friends and family with babies to know that a new baby brings a lot of excitement and family togetherness. It also means rethinking your family’s finances. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about education savings, life insurance policies and the new expenses that will … Continue reading Welcoming a New Child into Your Financial Life
Teaching children how to save from a young age could help set them up for life. When you are a kid you think money grows on trees, or at least your parents have an endless supply, however, the reality is quite a stark difference. Starting a savings account for your children can help them build … Continue reading Money Savings Tips for Kids