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
Shopping online is easy, but it also creates new opportunities for hackers to get a hold of your personal and financial information. How’s it possible to feel comfortable shopping online and using online banking services when you’re surrounded by the threat of hackers, scammers, and the infamous Dark Web? Here are some tips to help … Continue reading 4 Tips to Safeguard Your Financial Information
Ah, retirement. There are a lot of bad retirement plans out there... winning the lottery, waiting for a large inheritance, or banking on your Social Security. But if you plan it right, you might just get the cozy lake house that you've been dreaming of.
Ah, retirement. The freedom to travel the globe and take advantage of the freedom of not going to work every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but retirement is the ideal time of your life for travel, since work-related constraints go out the window. Affording those trips though is often easier said … Continue reading How to Budget Enough to Travel in Retirement
Although retirement may be decades away when you're in your 20s and 30s, it's a vital milestone to start planning for. The earlier you start thinking about it and preparing for it, the less likely you are to get caught up in the catch-up game as retirement approaches. My husband and I are both 28-years-old … Continue reading Preparing for Retirement in Your 20s and 30s
Why do you bank where you bank? Why does it matter? Tracy and Laura break it down for us.
At 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, we’re committed to helping the communities we serve. We know the best way to change a community is to focus on the future. Keeping in mind our strategic intents to support job training and education programs in St. Louis, we are so proud to be in partnership with the … Continue reading Commitment to Our Community
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