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Ready to buy your first home?

Do you ever ask yourself, “What do I have to show for my monthly rent payment?” If you do, it might be time to consider making your living situation more of an investment. Is it the right time for you to stop renting and buy your first home? There are a lot of steps and… (read more)

Using Science To Break Expensive Habits

We are each a walking collection of habits. The things we do define us, and the things we do often, our habits, truly shape our lives. Some habits cost us money, and when it’s a habit that we perform often, that money tends to add up. So, what makes a habit? A habit is essentially… (read more)

6 Steps To Adult-Level Financing

It’s a good thing we learned about things like rhombuses, isosceles triangles, and covalent bonds in high school, right? We tend to use this knowledge on a daily basis and it often saves our lives. Without courses that covered this stuff we would have had to learn useless things like how to be financially stable,… (read more)

Car Ownership vs. Ridesharing

Transportation accounts for 17% of an average American’s spending. This is inconsistent with what financial counselors typically recommend, which is to limit transportation costs to 15% of one’s income, max. And it’s only getting worse! In 2016, the average monthly payment on a new car surpassed $500 per month for the first time in history…. (read more)

Another FREE benefit for members!

Membership at FFCCU has tons of perks and benefits, including this one! For years, we’ve offered the services of Accel, a financial assistance partner., to our membership. Today, we’re happy to announce that Accel is now part of GreenPath Financial Wellness. Now we’re able to offer members even more support to ensure they accomplish their financial… (read more)

Protect Yourself From Holiday Scams

With the holiday season in full swing, fraudsters are at the edge of their seats ready to steal your information. Shopping is now in its peak for the year, both in stores and online. But don’t forget about all of the other avenues where you could fall victim. Traveling for the holidays increases traffic through… (read more)

Live a financially healthy life with Accel

Accel is a program provided by GreenPath, Inc., a non-profit financial wellness organization that was founded in 1961. As a member of FFCCU, you have access to Accel’s certified experts who will help you live a financially healthy life. One of those experts is Bill Fowlkes, part of the GreenPath Partner Relations team that works… (read more)

Erika Lauren Shares Her FFCCU Story

Erika LaurenHey y’all! It’s your radio pal Erika Lauren! I wanted to share with you my experience at Firefighter’s Community Credit Union! They have truly helped me get back on track with my finances, and I am forever grateful that I decided to become a member! Here is my story…

Home Buyer Checklist

A Checklist for Home Buyers As a home buyer, being prepared can not only lower your stress level, but it can also empower you. Following these five steps you’ll be empowered to make a good decision. You’ll also have more power to negotiate the best deal for yourself. Establish Your Budget: Check out our financial calculator to… (read more)

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