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All posts by Alyssa Evanoff

Sinking Funds, A New Way to Save

Most people have never heard of a sinking fund. Typically you start with a savings account. Next, you add a checking account which is typically used to pay bills and other expenses. Savings accounts often serve as an emergency fund that is rarely touched. Others use it as a revolving account where money is often… (read more)

Our Holiday Hoopla Contest is Back!

Our Holiday Hoopla Contest is back by popular demand! The 2021 contest kicks off on Wednesday December 1! Want to win? Here’s what you need to do: Get an Advantage Checking account (if you don’t have one already!) Opening an account is easy, just head over here. Swipe your Advantage Checking debit card 12 times… (read more)

Buying a Car in 2021

The 2021 car market has been tough for those buying a car – new or used. Low dealer inventory, a global microchip shortage, and consumer demand are making it increasingly difficult and expensive to shop for new and used vehicles. According to Edmunds, used cars are more desirable to customers who either can’t find what… (read more)

Tips For Winning College Scholarships

According to the Education Data Initiative, the average cost of a college education is more than $35,000 per student per year. If you do the math, a four-degree can be upwards of $140,000. That’s a lot of money.  The good news is scholarships can make your education a lot more affordable. Scholarships are monetary awards given… (read more)

Planning for Healthcare in Retirement

Healthcare in retirement; it’s not something that first comes to mind when thinking about our post-working days. But it’s an important piece of your retirement budget. Today, guest blogger Nichole Coyle, CFP, tells us what to plan for when considering healthcare in retirement. In general, people are living longer and health care inflation continues to… (read more)

Credit Unions and Banks: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between credit unions and banks? It’s a question we get a lot – especially from individuals who are looking for a financial institution for the first time. If you have regular banking needs, chances are you’ll find what you need at both credit unions and banks. These include checking and savings accounts, money… (read more)

Tips and Tricks to Combat Inflation.

You hear the term mentioned frequently these days: Inflation. But it makes you wonder, what is inflation? The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines inflation as “the overall general upward price movement of goods and services in an economy.” For the rest of us, it just means we’re all paying more for just about everything.    While inflation… (read more)

How to Stay Financially Confident in Retirement

In todays’ age, retirees are living longer and experiencing retirement in new ways. In general, people no longer work for the same employer for 50 years, retire on a predictable pension, and settle into a quiet lifestyle. Instead, today’s retirees are more active—with baby boomers controlling 70% of the country’s disposable income. They’re traveling the world,… (read more)

Get to know FFCCU’s digital banking tools

Digital technology is deeply transforming how we conduct our everyday banking activities. New tools give us the flexibility to make transactions whenever and wherever we want. They allow us to pay bills, transfer funds and make deposits with a few taps of our smartphone. And they give us added security, protecting our identity and finances… (read more)

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Taxes and deductions can be complicated, especially when eligibility is always changing. For families with children, understanding the new child tax credit is key to planning for the future. Recent changes to the Child Tax Credit have expanded its reach to help more families for the 2021 tax year. Advance payments, which are based on… (read more)

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