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April 26, 2019

All About the Money: A Q&A for National CU Youth Month

Let’s face it, teaching kids to save is no easy feat.

We asked 2 parents from our team on bring your child to work day on April 25, how they taught their children to save money, and if these early teachings made their children excited to learn more about money in the future....

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February 5, 2019

Banking with Credit Unions: What is it?

As a credit union serving those who work, study, reside or worship Monmouth and Ocean counties, we understand that you may have other areas that you are concerned about...

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December 7, 2018

Flashing Lights! All About the Local Holiday Light Shows

The holiday time of the year is back in full swing for all to enjoy. From light displays, parties and celebrations it’s a time for people to spend time with one another. First Atlantic has put together a list of 5 low cost, budget friendly local holiday light shows for you to enjoy with your nearest and dearest.

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November 16, 2018

International Fraud Awareness Week

In honor of International Fraud Awareness week, November 11-17th, knowing the facts about it could be beneficial to you, the consumer. Here are some quick tid-bits asked about International Fraud Awareness Week...

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September 26, 2018

Saving Money for School? Welcome to College Savings Month!

The Month of September is College Savings month, the perfect time to think about how you can save money here and there. With the cost of school supplies, books and more, the shopping bill can really add up to cost you, the consumer a lot of money. A survey showed that...

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August 31, 2018

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! Local Events to Kickoff the Season

As Labor Day is quickly approaching, people may start to think about the summer coming to an end, and the start of the school year. Don’t worry though; there are still many fun, free, and low cost events and activities for you and your whole family to enjoy. What better way to start the Fall, than to put money back in your pockets?

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May 25, 2018

Local Events Happening Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Memorial Day is a day to remember and observe those men and women who fought serving our country. Memorial Day Weekend is also known as the unofficial kickoff to the summer season, especially to those who live by the beach. As a result of being a part of the local area, First Atlantic Federal Credit Union understands how important it is to support the community.

There are numerous events taking place within Monmouth and Ocean County that are free or have minimal costs to attend. If you’re able to step away from the grill this weekend, consider checking out some of the following events…

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April 3, 2018

How Are You Doing Financially? Take This Quick Quiz

Would buying a nice gift for a wedding or birthday strain your finances for the month? How about an unexpected expense, like a car repair — could you handle it easily, with some difficulty, or not at all?

Do you usually have money left at the end of the month?

In a fresh approach to helping consumers understand their money...

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March 27, 2018

Ditch This Phrase and Jump-Start Your Financial Plan

Ditch This Phrase and Jump-Start Your Financial Plan

Moving on after financial mistakes is tough when you’re stuck in “I should have” mode. I should have started saving for retirement sooner. I should have cut up my credit cards years ago. I should have said no to my brother-in-law’s dumb investment idea.

Acknowledging mistakes is one thing, but ruminating keeps you mired in mental muck.

And as long as you stay stuck...

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March 19, 2018

Planning a Wedding? Start With the Budget

Planning a Wedding? Start With the Budget

The proposal was perfect. You’ve told friends and family the exciting news and shared pictures of the sparkly new ring on Instagram. Now it’s time to plan the wedding. Setting a realistic budget is a smart first step.

But throwing out a number is one thing; sticking to it is the hard part. According to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study, 45% of couples who married in 2017 reported spending more than they had planned...

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March 13, 2018

Budgeting for New Homeowners: Plan for Additional Expenses

The stress and excitement of buying a house has come and gone — it’s time to hang a welcome sign and call it home.

But a new journey in budgeting begins once you’ve paid the closing costs and tipped the movers. Now it’s time to learn to budget as a homeowner.

If you’re new to budgeting, buying a home marks a good time to start. The 50/30/20 budgeting approach is a good foundation...

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March 5, 2018

Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can streamline in-store trips and online purchases, but shoppers could also find that convenience comes with a risk: impulsive decisions and overspending...

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February 26, 2018

2018 Monmouth and Ocean County March Events Guide

The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. As spring approaches, the winter blues slowly start to drift away.

For those eager to start getting out of the house again, we’ve compiled a list of local events happening in the month of March. Enjoy the sunshine and hopefully the warmth!

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February 21, 2018

To Reach Your Savings Goals, Take These Steps

Saving money is often easier said than done, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Setting clear goals can motivate you to take action, focus on what’s important and steer clear of overspending.

Here are a few tips on how to set your savings goals...

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February 13, 2018

Give This — Not That — for Valentine’s Day

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Flowers are overdone. So what’s a gift giver to do?

If you’re out of ideas or on a tight budget, try these tips to help you select a Valentine’s Day gift for Feb. 14.

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February 6, 2018

Use Allowance to Make Your Teen Smarter, Not Just Richer

Here’s an idea: Hand your teenagers hundreds of dollars in one lump sum and leave it up to them to manage the money for the next, say, six to 12 months.

Anyone who’s ever had or been a teenager may quail at the thought, but experts say this approach actually can work much better than a weekly allowance in teaching older kids about personal finance...

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January 29, 2018

What Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

A high credit score can be like a healthy weight. You know you want it, but are you doing the right things to achieve it?

Some information you thought might influence your credit score simply doesn’t. Let’s look at five things you don’t need to worry will hurt your score — and five things that do make a difference...

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January 22, 2018

What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2018

In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything.

To help you out, we’ve created a purchase calendar so you can plan your shopping for the year...

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January 16, 2018

Go Green with Your Green

Environmental responsibility continues to gain traction as time goes on. Recycling, low emissions vehicles, and not littering are all normal ways that people, like us, have adapted to the pleas to reduce humans’ carbon footprints. Did you know that there are ways to be environmentally conscious with your money as well? Take a look...

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January 8, 2018

6 Budget-Friendly Recipes for a Healthy New Year

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It’s January. It’s that time of year right after the holidays where it’s bitterly cold, there is no more holiday spirit, and people are trying to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions. Sound awful? I’d say yes and no. However, it’s a new year with a whole lot of potential for new accomplishments.

From holiday parties and cookie swaps to eating out with friends and family, you probably had a successful end to 2017 that resulted in an overblown budget. If you’re trying to accomplish a healthy start to 2018 while being financially conscious, we’re here to help...

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January 2, 2018

Get Your Family Out of the House With These Free Activities

So you want to do more with your family to start off 2018 — a noble intention with terrible timing. Short, frigid days lend themselves more to Netflix binges than family adventures, but you have options. Lots, actually.

The first step to embracing these cold-weather activities is finding your motivation. Kara Wellman, creator of the website Moms Gone Outdoors, gets her kids pumped up with fun winter gear. Soft base layers and outerwear...

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December 27, 2017

How to Become Financially Fit in 2018

AThis is your yearHave a New Year’s resolution? Many people do. Research suggests that approximately 40% of people make a New Year’s resolution. If you’re anything like me, you know that resolutions are made to broken (and more often than not, they are). My resolution this year was unsuccessful, but I am open to working harder in 2018 to achieve my goals.

Did you have a resolution in 2017 that didn’t work out? Well, a new year always equals new possibilities. Let 2018 be the year you achieve your resolution...

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December 18, 2017

New Year’s Eve on a Budget

Some people view the New Year as a fresh start, a new beginning. Other people view it as another reason to party. Some use it as a time to reflect on the closing year. No matter what you think of the day, everyone usually has one thing in common: the desire to ring in the New Year with loved ones. New Year’s Eve is the culmination of the winter holidays, one last hoorah before buckling down again at work, school, etc. However, after the prior holidays, it can be difficult to plan for an elaborate night due to (you guessed it!) a recovering bank account... Don’t let that stop you! Here are some tips to help you save and still have a great time...

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December 11, 2017

Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom and How Much

Does holiday tipping make you tense? Join the club. Last year 11% of Americans admitted in a Consumer Reports survey that they dreaded handing out year-end gratuities.

But with a few simple guidelines and a slight shift in perspective, you can manage this situation with grace.

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November 30, 2017

Local December Events

The chilly air is here, and the holidays are approaching quickly. Have you started shopping yet? If shopping and the holidays are causing you stress, it’s time to take a break and relax. Why not take some time off from your holiday shopping and attend these local events that are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit? Gather your family and friends, and join in...

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November 20, 2017

How to Use Your Credit Card Responsibly Over the Holidays

The holidays are approaching quickly; they will be here before you know it. Holidays can be stressful. Think about all of the things you have to prepare for (decorations, gifts, holiday dinner, and more)! Eliminate some of that stress this year by taking the right steps to prevent something known as the “holiday hangover.”

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November 17, 2017

Stay Safe Online During Cyber Monday

Do you participate in the frenzy of Black Friday shopping? What about Cyber Monday? It’s been said that Cyber Monday is the Internet version of Black Friday. Some people wait all year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, going both in store and online to find the best deal. With the most popular shopping days ahead of us, it’s important to be educated on how to keep your bank accounts and personal information safe from attackers...

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November 14, 2017

Being a Credit Union Member is Rewarding

The perks of being a credit union member seem to be endless. Like most credit unions, First Atlantic offers more than a traditional bank. Are you familiar with the term “Credit Union Difference?” Well, if you haven’t heard, credit unions use this term to define what makes them stand out from traditional financial institutions like commercial banks...

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November 6, 2017

First-Time Homebuyer Programs 101

Buying a home for the first time can be a difficult and complicated process. Most people buying their first home don’t have enough saved for a down payment. The good news is that if you’re a first-time home buyer, there are options available. There are many grants and programs available to assist first-time home buyers (as well as home owners).

If you’re ready to buy a home but don’t know where to start, take a look at what programs you could qualify for... 

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October 30, 2017

Your Go-To Financial Checklist

Don’t let your finances become chaos. Keeping track of them at every stage of your life is important. Take the time to evaluate your finances and see if you’re meeting your goals. If there are updates or changes that need to be made, take the time to do so. It can be difficult to stay on top of items related to your finances, but once you start falling behind, it’s even harder to catch up. In the end, ignoring your finances can turn them into chaos.

Having a checklist, like you would if you are packing for spring break, can be helpful to see what you may need to work on...

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October 23, 2017

Free November Events

As it continues to get colder and darker, it may be difficult to find the motivation to leave the comfort of home. That's no reason to not go out and enjoy ourselves! We've compiled a list of free local events for the upcoming month to help spark some motivation...

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October 16, 2017

First Time Moving Out Expenses

The search is over. You’ve found the perfect home! Now it’s time to move. Whether you are renting or buying, moving costs can add up quickly. Moving in general can be really stressful. Cleaning, packing, and organizing can get overwhelming. The good news is you might find some unexpected items, like that shirt you’ve been missing for months. Moving out is an exciting time so don’t forget to celebrate.  

But don’t send out invitations for the house warming party just yet! There are many more things to consider when moving out...

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October 10, 2017

Halloween on a Budget

Picture it: the crisp fall air, pumpkins everywhere, colorful leaves, spooky decorations, and kids and adults alike dressed up to partake in the festivities. Halloween is a fun and magical holiday, but if you’re not careful, it could cost you a fortune. Luckily, there are ways to avoid scaring your wallet this Halloween...

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October 2, 2017

Save with TrueCar

When you’re looking to buy a new or used car, it can be an exciting yet stressful time. You’re making a big decision in your life. Before purchasing a car, there are many things to think about. Such as are you leasing or buying? If you’re buying, can you pay the car in its entirety or will you need to put a payment plan together. It’s not impossible to purchase your car in full; however, most people need additional funding for their vehicle. Know that First Atlantic can help get you the financing you need to drive off the lot in your dream car...

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September 25, 2017

Local Halloween Events

Halloween season is upon us, but it won't last. Are you ready to celebrate? This season, don't put a strain on your wallet. We've compiled a list of community events all with FREE admission. If you're willing to immerse yourself in a full Halloween experience, we've also compiled a list of local haunts. If the weather's too chilly and you want to stay inside, we've compiled a list of Halloween movies that will be in theaters this season. Take a look at what we've gathered...

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September 18, 2017

Importance of an Emergency Fund

Are you financially prepared for an emergency? Research shows that most people don’t have enough money saved up for an emergency. If you’re one of these people, it’s time to start thinking about an emergency fund. Protect yourself and loved ones by being financially prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Financial emergencies can be the loss of a job, vehicle repairs, medical expenses or something else that takes you completely by surprise...


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September 11, 2017

Kickoff Fall with These Local Events

Summer isn’t over yet, but it may feel like it is now that September is here. The kids are back to school for another year, and Labor Day has passed. Fall will be upon us shortly, but there are plenty of Fall events and activities for the whole family to enjoy outdoors. It’s still possible to get some warm summer days in the midst of September. So this Fall, put some money back in your pockets by attending low cost and free admission events in your area...


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September 5, 2017

Off Season Vacationing

So you want to travel. Who doesn’t? The worst part about traveling is how much it can cost. Believe it or not, now that the summer is over, this is the best time to plan for a vacation. Simply traveling in the off season is a great first step to saving money...


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August 28, 2017

Tips for Finding a Job After College

You’ve graduated! Congratulations! Welcome to the real world. While there are some who are lucky and score a job prior to graduation, others graduate without a plan for what’s next. Finding a job can be difficult, but don’t let that stop the search. It doesn’t help to know that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of other candidates that have also recently graduated bidding for similar jobs. The importance of finding a job after graduation has become more vital than ever before...


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August 21, 2017

Plan for These Wedding Expenses

Most dream of a magical wedding. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. Planning a wedding can be expensive (and stressful), but spending a lot isn’t necessary. It’s understandable that you want to impress your family and friends, but it’s still possible to do this without ruining your finances. The national average cost of a wedding in 2016 was $35,329* according to the Knot. Though this may be the national average, it is possible to spend less than this by cutting costs where you can and sticking to a budget.

There are pre-wedding expenses, as well as expenses that will go into planning the wedding of your dreams. It’s important to plan for obvious expenses like...

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August 14, 2017

Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Doesn’t it feel like the summer just started? Can you believe it’s almost ending? It’s already time to start talking about back-to-school. Everyone knows that when we talk about it, we have to acknowledge back-to-school shopping. Most people end up overspending, as shopping can get a bit overwhelming. Many stores offer deals, and it’s hard to decide which ones to choose from. I’ve learned that you don’t need to spend an abundance of money on back-to-school shopping...


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August 8, 2017

Dorm Room Deals

As a college student, or the parent of a college student, you know that moving into a dorm is comparable to moving into your first apartment. There’s not a lot of room, yet there is so much stuff to buy! The little things add up quickly. College is expensive, but there are ways to ensure that you’re not overspending on dorm room furnishings...

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August 1, 2017

Throwing a Party on a Budget

Between engagement, birthday, holiday, Super Bowl, and baby shower parties, the party-throwing never seems to end. There’s nothing I love to do more than to throw parties, but I also know how costly they can be. Continuously hosting parties can get unbelievably expensive, but in my opinion, it’s always more fun to throw them than to attend.

When it comes to throwing a party, it’s important not to overspend and to stay within a budget. It’s easy to get carried away. There are so many things to consider like...


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July 25, 2017

Introduction to Student Loans

Sometimes federal student aid just isn’t enough to cover the cost of college for students. When that happens, where do you turn next? Private student loans are available for those who need a little extra financing beyond what is already provided to them. If you’re a student preparing yourself for further education, this is what you need to know…

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July 18, 2017

Build Better Financial Habits

It’s like they say, “Out with the old, and in with the new.” Get rid of those bad habits and start creating better ones for your financial life. Just one bad habit can turn into financial chaos. These bad habits can become repetitive, causing you to spend money on items that aren’t needed when the money could be put into a savings account. Think about your daily routine; when you’re standing in line at the grocery store...

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July 10, 2017

10 Things to Do With Spare Change

Ever wonder what to do with spare change? Change can be found on the street, in your house, clothing pockets, and the occasional washing machine. The bigger question is what’s there to do with it? Most people are using debit and credit cards these days, but it’s always a good idea to have cash on hand. The idea of constantly having exact change is not realistic.

There will be times you’ll get coins along with those dollar bills. Don’t toss away the coins. That loose change can turn into a decent amount of money...

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July 7, 2017

How to Save Money on Groceries

Have you ever walked out of the store wondering how and why you’ve spent $200, perhaps more on groceries? Often times I’ve regretted picking up items I really shouldn’t have bought (especially when I look at my checking account). Usually these are items I didn’t need, but at the time thought were so essential to buy. I’d say it’s easy to get carried away at the supermarket. I mean how cant you? Aisles and aisles full of...

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June 30, 2017

Budgeting for College Students: Where to Start

College marks a significant transition period for many young adults — it's a time of newfound freedom and the financial responsibilities that come with it.

Whether your funds come from family, student loans, scholarships or your own wallet, you'll need to budget for expenses like textbooks, housing and, yes, a social life. Knowing who's footing the bill, what costs to expect and...

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June 22, 2017

2017 Fourth of July Events Guide

It almost felt like summer was never going to come. But, summer is finally here! It’s time to start BBQ’ing and enjoying the outdoors. Fourth of July is so close, and it may be on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of events to attend to celebrate Independence Day!

When isn’t there something happening in the summer? Between fairs, fireworks, and concerts...

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June 13, 2017

Is Self-Service for You?

The world is moving towards more self-service options. Technology has made getting what you want or need simpler than ever before. Amazon has changed the way we shop and the way stores present their goods and services. Why should the way you bank be any different?...

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June 6, 2017

Not All that Shimmers is Gold

Skimming has been around for quite some time. Now-a-days you see it in the news, read about it, or have at least heard of it. If you haven’t been a victim of it, I’m sure you know someone who has. Consumers, like you, could become unknowingly victimized by this just by visiting an ATM and inserting your card. Devices such as fake card inserts, keypads, and other similar devices have been fitted on ATMs collecting consumer data without them ever realizing. These devices look so innocent, as if they were meant to be apart of the ATM, that most consumers wouldn’t think twice about them. Prevention is key. Yet, as technology becomes more innovative so do skimming devices making...

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May 30, 2017

Is Your Wallet Ready for Summer?

Summer may be the most challenging time to save. Many people forget about saving or budgeting once the warmer weather approaches. Activities from amusement parks to dining out to concerts and don’t forget about vacationing lead to overspending. Creating a plan ahead of time, can allow for hidden savings and extra money to splurge in other areas. Unlike the winter, in the summer you have the ability to go outdoors more often, its lighter later, and most towns host free events. Being able to save in the summer isn’t easy, but it’s doable with these tips.

Take a look at some simple ways to save...

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May 17, 2017

2017 Memorial Day Events Guide

Memorial Day is a day to remember and observe those men and women who fought serving our country. As it is also an unofficial kick off to the summer season, it’s only natural that many communities celebrate. It’s important to us at First Atlantic to enjoy and participate in local events within our communities honoring those who served. Join us!

Monmouth and Ocean County host events and activities of all kinds and for all ages during Memorial Day weekend. These events...

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April 7, 2017

Spring Event Guide

Goodbye winter and hello spring! Spring has finally sprung. With the warm weather approaching, ever wonder what events are being held locally? I love attending events that have food, freebies, and activities. There are events of all kinds and most you don’t have to travel far for. Some are free or require a small fee or donation for a cause the event is supporting. First Atlantic created a spring events guide with upcoming events that we thought members would enjoy...

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March 23, 2017

Becoming a First Time Car Buyer

Being a first-time car owner is such a rewarding experience. Driving out of the lot in your new car is such an exciting moment. And who doesn’t love that new car smell?

I’ve recently been through the first-time car buyer experience. Preparation is key. A successful car buying experience comes with a lot of financial planning. Doing research and knowing your financial options are part of important steps to driving your dream car...

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March 7, 2017

Will Break for Spring

Spring-BreakLet’s face it most of us want winter to come to an end. Although, winter was kind to us this year, those days in February where temperatures reached 70 degrees gave us a glimpse of spring. If you’re anything like me you’re dreaming of your next vacation. What’s better than a vacation when the kids are out of school or a break from work is much needed? Spring break is the perfect time to travel.

Even before arriving at your travel destination...


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February 23, 2017

Is Online Shopping Worth the Convenience?

Chrome Secure ConnectionProtecting yourself while shopping online has become one of the key security priorities for a majority of individuals. Nowadays there isn’t much you can’t purchase from the comfort of your living room and have delivered to your home. A few weeks ago, I bought a couch online without even seeing it in-person at all!

Consumers have become more comfortable...

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February 14, 2017

The Simple Act of Giving

It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.Cupid, roses, hearts, candy. Valentine’s Day is a holiday for retailers everywhere. A manmade excuse to shower the person you love with gifts of one kind or another. Don’t you love and care for them everyday???

Last night, at the grocery store, I saw a young man...

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February 7, 2017

Thieves are Evolving, Are You?

Identity Theft by age group 2014.6% - 19 years and under. 18% - 20 to 29 years of age.19% 40 to 49 years of age. 18% 30 to 39 years of age. 19% 50 to 59 years of age. 13% 60 to 69 years of age. 7% 70 years plus.With identity theft being the top complaint of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for 15 years up until recently, it’s no surprise that people have taken more aggressive measures to improve security of personal information. Still criminal strategies grow in sophistication and constantly evolve, keeping consumers vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

In 2014, 54% of data breaches were related to identity theft, 17% aimed at financial access and 11% sought account access. The remainder were considered nuisance attacks or...

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January 30, 2017

Every Shopper's Fear: Budgeting

budgetsBudgeting is a lot like dieting for an overindulgent spender. For me personally, eating better is a lot easier than spending better...have you joined a Lularoe Facebook group? #salesfordays

But seriously, whatever your vice, putting together a budget and taking baby steps to making it work for you is the best way to make long term change...

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January 17, 2017

The Debit Card

Hand holding a First Atlantic debit card.Most millennials have lived in a world where the debit card has always existed, but recently we received an inquiry from a member asking what exactly a debit card does. So we decided to break it down for you...

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January 10, 2017

Defining Fraud

FraudKnowledge is power. And what better way to start the year than learning about all the ways that you might be vulnerable to fraud. Incidents of fraud have risen year over year, and the United States has been the home to more fraud cases than the rest of the world combined. In 2015, the United States was also responsible for 47% of the world’s credit and debit card fraud...

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January 1, 2017

New Year, New You

NewYearsResolutionsEach year thousands of people take on New Year’s resolutions. According to my research, 45% of Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution, with the top one being to lose weight. Rounding out the top three, “spend less, save more”, a resolution that makes a lot of sense for this financial services marketer.

In 2017, First Atlantic is making a resolution...

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September 22, 2016

4 Ways You Didn't Know You're Saving Money

Think your wasting money on your habits think again, here are 4 ways you may be saving money and didnt know.

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July 28, 2016

The Value of Things

Things have a value and I spent time reading articles and researching how I could instill the virtue of value into the heads of three four year olds. Life lessons from our VP of Marketing.

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July 21, 2016

3 Reasons You Should Buy A House

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Think back to the last time you were driving through your local residential neighborhood. Did you fantasize about what your life would be like inside of your own home and property? 

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July 14, 2016

5 Money Saving Tips for Buying a Home

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Mortgages are at an all time low but don't let the lending process get you down. Here are five tips that can help you save money while your trying to get financed.

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June 30, 2016

Escape Debit Card Fraud

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Your best chance to escape card fraud may not be so far into the future. Learn about a safer way to pay.
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June 16, 2016

3 Questions Every Home Buyer Needs To Ask Themselves

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Are you pulling out your hair with trying to figure out how to buy the perfect house? Why not try asking yourself these three questions?

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June 9, 2016

Best Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

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In collaboration with Nerd Wallet we offer you great tips to save money this summer.

With school letting out and sultry summer days ahead, it's time to start thinking vacation.

Because it's a supply-and-demand world, you'll likely be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordabl

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June 2, 2016

3 Ideas to Help a First Time Home Buyer

Stress. It’s the thing that starts the home buying process…especially when it’s your first time. Keep reading to find out more about what can help you through the process.

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May 26, 2016

5 Tips for Saving More Money

Saving can be difficult with Summer coming, but no worries we have a few tips that can help you out.


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May 19, 2016

3 Ways To Defend Your Debit Card

Card scammers are coming up with creative ways to get into member information; ATM skimming isn’t the only way debit card thieves attempt to get into your account. Keep reading to find out what you can you do to defend your bank account.

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May 5, 2016

4 Tips to Prevent ATM Fraud

ATM "skimming" is on the rise. Between 2014-2015 millions of dollars may have been lost due to thieves rigging public ATMs nationwide. 

How it Works. 1. Duplicate card reading device placed over existing one. 2. Device reads your card while a pinhole camera records you entering PIN. 3. Device removed and attached to a laptop to download card details.

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