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Feb 18, 2019

Did you know that most people have a fear of working with a financial advisor? In a world where financial success and stability often seems to make your life go round, it’s easy to be at least a little hesitant to put that all into another’s hands. But do we really know what financial advisors do and the benefits working with them can have on our financial lives?

Nov 28, 2018

Now that we’re getting into the swing of the holiday season make sure you also pay attention to that other important time of the year - open enrollment. It’s likely that you will have a choice between a health savings account (HSA) and a flexible spending account (FSA) and, although similar, there may be a better option for you from a financial standpoint. In the HSA vs. FSA matchup, which one is right for you? Let’s take a look.

Nov 27, 2018

Are you overwhelmed by the gift buying bonanza that happens every holiday season? If so, you’re not alone. Holiday spending can also wreak havoc on your budget. Economists estimate that the average American spends a whopping $1,000 on Christmas each year! If you’re feeling caught in the current of overwhelming holiday spending, don’t worry. We have some tips to spend less money and enjoy the holiday season a bit more.

Nov 19, 2018

Life doesn’t always go to plan. Cars break down, kids have field trips and kitchen appliances need repair. In more extreme circumstances, layoffs happen, health problems arise, and family members need urgent financial help. The best budgets account for the inevitable financial potholes of life, no matter how big or small. Let's dive into some questions to answer when getting starting with an emergency savings plan.

Aug 07, 2018
There is no financial institution quite like a credit union. While credit unions are similar to banks in the services offered, the structure and mission are very different. This difference is something credit unions, like us, are very proud of. When choosing a financial institution, it is important to realize the differences that stand between a credit union, like Firefly, and a bank because after all, you are trusting them with one of the most important assets in your life – your finances.
 
Jun 18, 2018
If your goal is saving more money, take these next steps. Did you set a New Year’s resolution to save more money this year? We’re almost half way through the year. If that cultivates more anxiety from your lack of saving so far this year (we hope not) than satisfaction as you see your bank account grow, it may be time to take a closer look at your goal.
Apr 27, 2018
After years of working for the same company surrounded by the same people (maybe even calling the same desk your home away from home), a change in employer or company structure can leave you questioning the best option deciding what to do with the dollars you have worked hard to build through your former employer’s retirement plan...

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