Category Archives: FFCCU Services

5 Benefits for When You Go Paperless

Why go paperless? If you’re still receiving your monthly account statement through the mail, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. After all, it’s probably a complicated process to switch over to e-statements – and you already have a way to receive your account info, right? …Right? Well, it might not be quite… (read more)

Handling Holiday Stress: Family & Finances

Hustle and bustle and holiday lights. Much as the season is about cheer, time with friends and family, giving, and good feelings – there are also a lot of expectations. Holiday stress, seasonal affective disorder (did they have to name it S.A.D.?), and the fact that time moves much faster when you are busy.  Add… (read more)

Credit Union vs Bank: See the #CUDIFFERENCE

Credit Union vs. Bank: what are the differences? We’re posting today’s blog during the 24-hour stretch of our Member Appreciation Day (Celebrated October 13 at our Downtown Cleveland Branch and October 14 at all other FFCCU branches). So, while our valued members enjoy freebies and sweet treats, we want to address those folks who have… (read more)

The Difference Between Credit and Debit and Cash

What is the real difference between credit and debit and cash? When should you use one over another? While they’re equally convenient these days (with the prevalence of mobile pay options), each has many advantages and disadvantages for your spending needs. This week’s blog post comes from the Ohio Credit Union League and explores the… (read more)

Firefighters Community Credit Union Mobile App & Digital Banking – What You Need to Know

Fresh and futuristic features await! Whether you are upgrading from the previous Firefighters Community Credit Union mobile app, or diving into our digital banking experience for the first time, here are some essential tips to get you started on your digital banking journey. Keep in mind: all of the following applies to both online banking… (read more)

Hidden Costs of a DIY Home Remodel

Gloves? Check. Safety goggles? Check. Hammer hanging off of your carpenter jeans? Check. You’re ready to fulfill your HGTV dreams and dive into a much-needed DIY home remodel project. You’re going DIY with this because A) it will save on the cost, and B) you’ll have fun doing it. You’ve carefully budgeted for your project,… (read more)

Mobile Wallets & Payment Apps: is Mobile Pay Really Safe?

Still reticent to dive into the world of mobile payments? It’s easy to understand why. You’ve undoubtedly come across intimidating terms like ‘ransomware,’ heard horror stories about identity theft, or even had to scrub your own device after infestation from a virus (the days of LimeWire aren’t that far behind us). The idea of trusting… (read more)

5 Ways to Live Your Best #Van Life

After two years in a global pandemic, many people have made a shift to make life on the road a permanent way of life. In fact, the 2019 census saw a 38% increase for people living full-time in their van, RV, or boat, and why not when they can travel, work, and play from their very own… (read more)

Get A New Motorcycle for the Summer with These Five Tips

Summer is a great time to start looking for your next ride. As the weather heats up, you won’t want to miss the feeling of a warm breeze on your face as you casually cruise through park roads. Here are five steps to take to get the bike of your dreams and the motorcycle financing… (read more)

Outdoor Toys: How you Can use a Recreational Vehicle Loan for so Much more Than a Motorhome

Have you had your eye on a motorcycle or been itching to buy a jet ski? Maybe you’d love to go off-roading in an ATV, but you wonder how you’ll pay for it. The answer: a recreational vehicle loan. You may have thought these loans were just for big motorhomes or RVs. If so, think… (read more)