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Cut the Cake and Your Wedding Expenses

The best way to create a wedding budget and a few tips to help plan and save

Protecting Yourself Against Debit Card Fraud

Tips on how to protect yourself against debit card fraud and what to do if your card is compromised.

Identity Theft & Fraud on the Rise: How to Protect Yourself

Tips to ensure you have the ability to protect yourself with secure online banking.

Sandwich Generation - Affording Parent Care & Kids’ College

A few tips help you juggle both responsibilities of taking care of young children and aging parents while still saving for the future.

Financial Travel Checklist

To ensure your trip goes off without a hitch, here are some key items for your traveling checklist.

Money Market Accounts & CDs Explained

These savings options can offer a bigger bang for the buck than a standard savings account and are easy to apply for online. Here are the basics of CDs and MMAs and how they can benefit you and your savings goals.

How Credit Scores Are Calculated

Credit scores are an important part of your financial well-being so it’s important to know how this number is calculated, what a good credit score looks like and how you can monitor what is being reported.

How to Create a Simple Budget

Building a budget can be a great way to plan for the future, help you create an emergency fund and spend within your means.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Fixing bad credit is worth the effort, it can help you qualify for a mortgage or get a lower interest rate on your credit card.

How to Get Out of Debt

Having a large amount of debt increases the amount of stress and worry in your life, so we have captured a few strategies for you to take to help you get out debt.

Six Money Saving Tips for College Students

Here are the top six ways you can save the most while in class so that you can avoid adding more to your overall financing total.

The Truth About Payday Loans

If you need some cash quickly, and are thinking about getting a payday loan, think again. Learn the truth about payday lending and explore several alternative personal loan options that are a smarter choice.

Estate Planning Documents

Emotional and financial security comes with proper planning.

Retirement Planning

Your future depends on how you manage your money today. We're here to help with advice about navigating the road toward and through retirement.

Everyday Personal Finance

The daily decisions you make about using money have a tremendous impact on your finances. When you need advice, tools or resources, we are here for you.

Cash-Out Refinances vs. Home Equity Line of Credit

Which option makes most sense when trying to get the most of our your home's equity.

Mortgage Closing Costs Explained

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about home loan closing costs.

Finding a Mortgage Lender

Finding the right partner can make all the difference when purchasing a new home

How Much Home Can I Afford?

Ready to figure out how much home you can afford? Consider these six factors to determine what you should spend on your monthly mortgage payment.

Home Mortgage Application Checklist

Ready to sign on the dotted line? Here is a quick run-down of documents for your mortgage application.

Tips for Graduating Students

Graduation marks a big turning point in life. First, CELEBRATE! You did it! Next, prepare to get your financial footing. 

How to Get Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Home Loan

Ready to apply for a home loan? Read First Federal Bank’s tips on how to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before you shop for a house.

Fixed or Adjustable Rate: Which Mortgage is Right for You?

Finding the perfect home loan in OH, MI or IN begins with understanding your options. Learn about fixed vs adjustable mortgages from First Federal Bank.

First-Time Homebuyer Programs to Consider

Buying your first home? Learn about special federal government and Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana programs to help lower your mortgage costs.

Five First-Time Homebuyer Tips

Five first-time homebuyer tips to help make a smoother transition to owning your new home in OH, MI, and IN from First Federal Bank.

Finding Scholarships & Grants

Tips for college students to find grants and scholarships in OH, IN and MI.

What to Buy On Sale Each Month

Find out the best time to buy a grill, mattress, TV and other products so you can save more money. See what's on sale each month from First Federal Bank.

Free Resources for Small Business Owners

Free resources for entrepreneurs looking to start a business or small business owners who want to manage and grow their company from First Federal Bank.

Identifying Fake Check Scams

Prevent becoming a victim of fake check scams with this infographic.

What Makes Up My Credit Score?

Find out what makes up your credit score and how to improve it with our infographic.
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