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Wedding Budget 101: How to Plan for Costs

Published: 02/27/2019

If you recently got engaged to be married, you're not alone! About 40% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, which is sometimes referred to as "Engagement Season". If you're one of the millions of people preparing to tie the knot in 2020 or 2021, congratulations! Now that you've made the decision, the fun (and hard work) of wedding planning begins.

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10 Inexpensive D.I.Y Holiday Gifts

Published: 12/17/2019

Christmas is only one week away! To help you save some money on all those presents, we've scoured D.I.Y. blogs all over the internet to bring you gift ideas that are beautiful, inexpensive and easy to make.

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Guide to Retirement Savings for Millennials and Gen Z

Published: 12/10/2019

In your 20s, retirement can seem like a very long way off. With pressing financial obligations like student loans and car payments, it can be easy to dismiss saving for retirement as impossible. Here's the good news: There is no minimum amount you need to save each month, and the earlier you start saving, the faster your money grows. We put together this brief guide to explain how and why saving for retirement is an important part of early adulting.

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Online Safety Tips for Cyber Monday

Published: 11/27/2019

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means Cyber Monday isn't far behind! In 2018, Cyber Monday set the record for the single biggest shopping day in US history, with consumers spending nearly $8 billion online.

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Thanksgiving On A Budget

Published: 11/25/2019

The holidays are here again, and that means Thanksgiving dinner is just around the corner! Every year the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys the cost of an average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people. The cost varies slightly from year to year, but usually hovers right around $50.1 Once you factor in things like wine, decorations and travel, it can be an expensive celebration!

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Celebrating 80 Years of People Helping People

Published: 09/17/2019

As we celebrate 80 years, we not only celebrate the history in which this institution was founded upon, we also celebrate you, our members. #WeAreFFCU

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6 Reasons You Should Join a Credit Union

Published: 09/13/2019

Have you ever thought about the way you save, store, and transfer your money? Many people don't consider this on a regular basis, but being part of a credit union can be very beneficial to the way you bank. If you haven't joined one yet, here are a few reasons you should consider making the switch and becoming a member of your local credit union.

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How To Freeze Your Credit This Summer

Published: 08/29/2019

If you've been following the news lately, you may be thinking about fraud and identity theft more than ever before.

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Making This Month's Third Paycheck Work for You

Published: 08/23/2019

It's that time of the year again! Most businesses in the U.S. pay their employees bi-weekly - usually every other Friday. That means many of us will be receiving an extra paycheck this month. That's a full two weeks of pay above and beyond your normal monthly budget!

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Why you spend more during summer, and how to avoid overspending

Published: 08/05/2019

Do you find yourself spending more money during the summer each year? If you do, you're not alone. Spending seems to amp up during the summer months, leaving many people wondering how they managed to spend so much. This time of year is full of seasonal reasons you might find yourself overspending, including some of the following:

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How To Save Money While On Vacation

Published: 07/08/2019

On average, Americans spend 10-15% of their annual income on vacations. Some may spend more - some may spend less - but we can all agree that vacations can be costly.

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7 Finance Tips for Graduates

Published: 05/23/2019

Spring brings new promises - warmer weather, time away to reinvigorate and, for recent graduates, the promise of a new adventure. Graduates are ready to face the world, but are their wallets?

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Understanding Your Credit Score

Published: 05/14/2019

We hear a lot of questions about credit scores, like how important is a good one, how do you protect it, and how can you improve it? Understanding your credit score and how it's determined can help you to improve yours, which can help when buying a vehicle or home in the future.

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Teaching Kids About Money at Every Age

Published: 05/06/2019

It's never too early for children to start learning about money, and as a parent, your kids are going to learn from you first. You don't have to do it alone, though. We'll show you a few ways to teach your kids healthy financial habits at every age.

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Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

Published: 03/28/2019

Tax season is here once again, and while most people don't look forward to doing their taxes, we all look forward to tax season's greatest gift: tax refunds!

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How To Talk About Money In A Relationship

Published: 03/12/2019

If you've ever wondered how to talk about finances with your spouse or significant other, you're not alone.

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The FAFSA application priority deadline is March 1st - do you know how to file?

Published: 02/14/2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the application for most of the financial aid from federal and state programs and from colleges and universities.

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How to Reduce Debt in 2019

Published: 01/29/2019

Here are 8 ways, both big and small, that can help you reduce your debt in 2019.

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The Best Time of Year to Make Big Ticket Purchases

Published: 01/16/2019

It's the traditional time of year to be looking ahead to the next 12 months, and it's common for many of us to be thinking of our finances at this time.

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