Category Archives: Tips For Managing Finances

Love Hurts: Tips for Dealing with Romance Scams

If you’re a frequent reader of the FFCCU blog, you know by now that financial scammers are clever, adaptable, and completely without shame. The latest scheme is always around the corner, and old stand-bys get a fresh coat of nefarious paint as technology advances or changes come to the way we live our lives and… (read more)

10 Tips to Protect Seniors from Elder Financial Abuse

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation… In today’s guest blog, our friends from Ohio Credit Union League will break down 10 great tips to try and prevent elder financial abuse: The rise in elder financial abuse – defined by any sort of theft or scam that exploits vulnerabilities in a senior’s trust or capacity –… (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)

4 Money Fears for Halloween

Your 2023 money fears are here! Crawl under the covers for this week’s blog post. We’re planting a flashlight beneath our chin and turning out the lights to share a few financial fears that are lurking at the end of 2023. But before you board the windows and bar the doors, rest assured that these… (read more)

Flavors of Fraud: Who Pays for an Internet Scam?

Here’s a major bummer: just about everyone with a computer has been the target of an internet scam at some point. Fraudsters are just a regular part of our day. You might get more calls from “Scam Likely” than you do from your loved ones! We’re used to seeing fraud everywhere. So, after a while,… (read more)

Fall Vacation Ideas – Travel on a Budget

At the first dip in the temperature, out come the plastic ghosts and pumpkin drinks! Like it or not, autumn vibes are upon us, and for those still scrambling for fall vacation ideas, that’s putting the pressure on! This week, we feature an article from our friends at the Ohio Credit Union League with some… (read more)

Shopping on Facebook & Beyond: Tips for Safe Social Media Shopping

Shopping on Facebook (and its sister platform Instagram) is on the rise. Whether it’s buying locally through the adventure that is using Facebook Marketplace or going from trend to transaction over Instagram’s “Shop on Instagram” feature, social shopping might soon be a prevalent part of our lives.   When it comes to advertising and sales,… (read more)

Student Loan Repayments Resume – What Borrowers Should Know

October is approaching – much to the delight of spooky season supporters. Young ones are gearing up for trick or treat. Film fans look forward to a month of movies featuring menacing monsters. But for college graduates with outstanding student loans, this October may feel a lot like a horror movie than in years past:… (read more)

What Is Spoofing?

Scammers are an ever-present threat to our digitally connected lifestyle. They’re inventive and adaptable (not a compliment!) – forcing all of us to learn their latest tricks and traps to stay safe. With an increase in the number of scam contacts that have been going around, we want to prepare you for some of the… (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)