#YouDidThat

You’ve invested your money into a not for profit cooperative that’s working hard every day to make lasting changes in some underserved communities in STL. Rest easy knowing that by banking with us, you’re doing big things for your community. #YouDidThat #TheBetterWayToBank Featuring: Laura Woods & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in … Continue reading #YouDidThat

Top 5 Reasons that Credit Unions are Better than Big Banks

#1. Credit Unions are Not-For-Profit One of the key differences between banks and credit unions is that credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions. When you deposit your money at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, you're actually buying shares of the cooperative. Rather than being a customer, you are a member owner of the credit union. … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons that Credit Unions are Better than Big Banks

Dealing with an Unexpected Job Loss

This week around the credit union we’ve been talking a lot about job loss.  Not because any of us are in that position, but because we know so many people that have been affected by the government shut down.  We’ve been brainstorming how we can help them, but it can be overwhelming to consider what … Continue reading Dealing with an Unexpected Job Loss

Four Financial Goals for the New Year

A new year is almost here and it’s a great time to set some good financial goals. I’m setting smaller, attainable goals next year that will help me achieve my larger long-term goals. Our long-term goal is to financially prepare ourselves to get ready to start a family. To help us get there we’re going … Continue reading Four Financial Goals for the New Year

Thankful for Convenience

Life isn’t perfect. If it was, we would all be doing exactly what we wanted, getting everything we wanted and money would never be an issue. Even though life isn’t perfect, holidays like Thanksgiving make me think about how grateful I should be for what we have. I’m always grateful for all the major things … Continue reading Thankful for Convenience

Preventing Identity Theft: What you need to know

Millions of Americans have their identity stolen each year. Steve, VP of Technology at 1st Financial, shares helpful tips to prevent identity theft from happening to you. #identitytheft #reallife #betterwaytobank Featuring: Steve Broadbent & Tracy Verner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in St. Louis, MO. https://youtu.be/RZDvzf6xVNQ

Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

Many of us have gotten a phone call or letter from the bank saying that your account or credit or debit card has been compromised. I’ve been one of these people. Your heart drops and all you can think of is how am I going to fix all this? Here are some helpful steps to … Continue reading Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft