Preparing for Retirement in Your 20s and 30s

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

Commitment to Our Community

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

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

Credit 101

Having good credit can help you with almost all of life’s major decisions like buying a car, buying a house, getting a new job, and more. Good credit can also help you save money on insurance, utilities, and even cell phone services. But establishing and maintaining a good line of credit is not always easy … Continue reading Credit 101