Category Archives: Tips For Managing Finances

What is a Certified Financial Planner?

Managing your personal finances can be stressful. Are you saving enough for retirement? Will you have enough set aside to help your kids with college expenses? Are you dealing with any debt? Are you confident about your current savings and investment decisions? There are subtleties, legalities, best practices, and changing rules that influence all of… (read more)

2024 Tax Changes – Tips for Filing

For many people, filing a tax return each year is a dreaded chore. You acclimated to the previous year’s expectations – but what will 2024 tax changes bring? Filing needn’t be so stressful. A little preparation and knowledge can ensure you submit on time and take advantage of any credits and deductions that will lower… (read more)

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)

Credit Score Range – Higher Score Benefits

High Score Benefits Where do you fall on the credit score range? Closely managing your credit score is important, especially since consumers are reporting access to credit is harder to achieve right now. Your credit score is one of the key factors that lenders, like credit unions, use to approve a mortgage, auto loan, and… (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)