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Finding Your Home: What’s Important to You?

A place to call home. Shopping for a home is not just about the house itself. It’s also about the lifestyle of the community that surrounds it. When purchasing a home, it’s important to consider these features when shopping:   School Districts & Education Whether you’re looking at education for your children or yourself, you… (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)

Do you and your money care about the same things?

As the old adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.” On the topic in question, it is fair to say spending is an action that implies values. Which explains why the nature of finances can be so personal, and challenge us to ask the question, what do we value? Is it: Family? Friends? Health? Happiness?… (read more)

Is It Always Best to Pay Off Credit Cards Before Saving for Retirement?

Which is better: paying off credit cards or saving for retirement? Benefits of Paying Off Credit Cards First Credit cards usually mean high-interest debt, and the longer you take to clear it, the more you’ll pay in interest. Here are some key reasons why you should pay off credit cards first: High-interest credit card debt… (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)

Relationship Goals: 5 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Out Of The Red

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive; you plan for months, and when you return home from your honeymoon, the excitement of living your lives together begins with paying off wedding debt. For 62 percent of Ohioans, this means discussing finances as a couple for the first time, according to the Ohio Credit Union League’s… (read more)

How much do you spend on gifts?

As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over and we’re all nursing a food hangover, we’re encouraged to get out and get shopping. A lot of us end up shopping for ourselves of course. After all, who can resist some of these deals? They’re technically good investments, right? And, of course, some of us take the… (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)

Looking To Buy A Used Car Or Truck?

FFCCU and Enterprise Car Sales have teamed up to provide quality used cars with competitive auto loan rates to help make finding your dream car easy and affordable! We talked with Duane Luke, Enterprise’s Area Car Sales Manager for Northern Ohio, to find out more about their car sales program and how they differ from… (read more)

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