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Wills and Trusts for Parents

Posted by Jen Laud on Apr 24, 2017 11:29:27 AM

Especially for parents, there are many benefits to having a will and trust established. With just a little planning, you'll gain peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will always be cared for and your wishes are known. Plus, it no longer takes a lot of time or money to create a will or a trust.


When is it a good time to do a little research and decide if these are right for you? We recommend creating your documents and accounts when you're a new parent, growing your family, or have money you'd like to be designated for your children or other beneficiaries. 

Here we'll share what is a will and trust; why you should consider having them; and the best way to get started.

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Topics: Saving & Budgeting, Youth Services, Family & Youth

How to Teach Money Lessons to Your Kids

Posted by Jen Laud on Apr 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

5 tips for starting or continuing the discussion about money with your kids.

Being able to manage personal finances is one of the best things we can teach our kids. Money and credit impact so many things we do, making it an important topic to discuss with children early and often. If developed correctly, a young-saver's money skills can turn into a strong foundation to stand on later.

 

But many parents are unsure how to discuss money with their kids. We've put together some helpful tips to use when you're developing your teaching style.

 

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Topics: Youth Services, Saving & Budgeting

Financial Tips for Recent Grads Entering the Workforce

Posted by Gabby Boyce on May 3, 2016 10:29:27 AM

College is in your rearview mirror, and you're about to enter the working world. Although snagging a job certainly calls for a celebration or two, it is also time to start tackling the various financial responsibilities that await you, like saving for retirement and improving your credit score.

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Topics: Saving & Budgeting, Borrowing Advice & How to Build Credit, Youth Services

Are Your Kids on Track to Financial Independence?

Posted by Gabby Boyce on Apr 4, 2016 10:00:39 AM

Are your kids on the right track to financial independence?

For many of today's young adults, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, or debit or credit card, and 59% of teens do not have money management classes offered at their schools.

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Topics: Saving & Budgeting, Membership, Youth Services

Credit Union Strong - The Youth Savings Challenge

Posted by Gabby Boyce on Mar 29, 2016 3:52:00 PM

 

April is National Youth Savings Month! To celebrate, First Financial Credit Union is hosting a Youth Savings Challenge to help our young savers become Credit Union strong.

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Topics: Saving & Budgeting, Membership, Youth Services

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