Why Credit Unions are the Better Way to Bank

Credit unions were born with a philosophy of “people helping people” and in large part, credit unions are well known for not only providing better banking products, but also for their involvement with their local communities. At 1st Financial, we’ve taken it one step farther and have teamed up with local organizations who are helping … Continue reading Why Credit Unions are the Better Way to Bank

4 Ways for Freshmen to Financially Prep for College

Even after the craziness of applying to college, earning an acceptance letter and selecting a school, incoming freshmen still have some college preparations to do. Financially preparing for college is an essential step to surviving your first year off at school. Here are 4 ways you can financially prepare for college. Get your own account. … Continue reading 4 Ways for Freshmen to Financially Prep for College

3 Tips for Saving for Your Child’s College Education

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

Marriage & Money

When you get engaged it’s no longer just about you, everything suddenly turns into “us.” 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. We … Continue reading Marriage & Money

Welcoming a New Child into Your Financial Life

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