Your May Financial To-Do List

Between celebrating Mom, the many graduation parties, and the Memorial Day barbecues, make some time this month to take care of your financial to-dos, too. That way, you’ll be ready to relax this summer, knowing that your finances are on track. If your home’s value has risen since you purchased it, you may be able … Continue reading Your May Financial To-Do List

5 Tips For Teaching Your Kids Good Money Habits

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. Learning good money habits at a young age can help build a foundation for responsible financial decision-making in the … Continue reading 5 Tips For Teaching Your Kids Good Money Habits

5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make This Tax Season

Tax season is here! In fact, we’re already halfway to the deadline! You’ll want to make sure your finances are in order so that you can properly report your income and expenses to the IRS. Unfortunately, a lot of households make the same mistakes and they’re avoidable! Simple mistakes can lead to a tax audit. … Continue reading 5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make This Tax Season

Top 5 Reasons that Credit Unions are Better than Big Banks

#1. Credit Unions are Not-For-Profit One of the key differences between banks and credit unions is that credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions. When you deposit your money at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, you're actually buying shares of the cooperative. Rather than being a customer, you are a member owner of the credit union. … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons that Credit Unions are Better than Big Banks

Your February Money To-Do List

Welcome to February, where cold winter weather makes it the perfect time to stay indoors. I don’t know about you, but I’m going stir crazy. Thoughts have been swirling around in my mind about all of the things I want to accomplish around the house as well as the projects that I could/should already be … Continue reading Your February Money To-Do List

Commonly Asked Questions at the Credit Union

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You asked and we answered. Tracy and Laura share 5 commonly asked questions about your credit union. #TheBetterWayToBank #WhereYouBankMatters Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO. https://1stfinancialfcu.blog/ Connect with Us: https://1stfinancialfcu.blog/ https://www.1stfinancialfcu.org/ https://www.facebook.com/1stFinancial

Dealing with an Unexpected Job Loss

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

The Newlyweds Guide to Budgeting

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… yikes! We knew that we needed and plan and that being on the same page with … Continue reading The Newlyweds Guide to Budgeting

How to Budget Enough to Travel in Retirement

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