• Shop Local - Support Small Local Business

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    11/28 at 11:07 AM

    As your local credit union, we demonstrate our commitment to supporting our local communities by investing in programs that improve the quality of lives throughout the Roanoke and New River valleys. Just as you choose to bank local with Freedom First, consider shopping locally as it also benefits your local community. ... Read More

  • What It Means to Be a Financial Caregiver for Your Parents

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    11/17 at 03:50 PM

    If you are the adult child of aging parents, you may find yourself in the position of someday having to assist them with handling their finances. Here are some steps you can take now to make the process a bit easier. ... Read More

  • Ideas to Help Your Child Understand Money Matters

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    05/05 at 12:53 PM

    Teaching our kids to understand money and saving is an important responsibility we have as parents. Here are a few ideas to help your kids understand money matters and saving. ... Read More

  • The New Grad’s Guide to Money

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    07/30 at 05:08 PM

    Yes, you just spent four years amassing a crazy amount of knowledge. But despite all you’ve learned, you possibly still have an incomplete grade in one subject: money. ... Read More

  • Protecting Children’s Online Privacy

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    03/31 at 11:33 AM

    Freedom First complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and offers links to the federal government's resources for parents and children. ... Read More

  • Help Your Teen Start Saving for the Future

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    08/08 at 04:01 PM

    As you introduce your teen to the world of personal finance, it's also important to have them look ahead to the future. The sooner he starts saving for college or retirement, the better off he'll be. There are many options when it comes to saving for the future — Education Savings Accounts, IRAs, Certificates of Deposit ... Read More

  • Having Your Teen Use Plastic

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    08/08 at 03:59 PM

    Think of a check or debit card as a credit card with training wheels. It's used exactly the same, but all funds come directly out of your teen's checking account. Pre-paid cards are similar to a check or debit card, but don't require a checking account. ... Read More

  • Creating Your Teen’s Personal Budget

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    08/08 at 03:57 PM

    Whether your teen brings home paychecks, earns a little money mowing lawns, or receives an allowance, he or she probably has some ideas about how to spend it. One way to help them get there is by setting up a personal budget. ... Read More

  • Teaching Your Teen to Save

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    08/07 at 11:29 AM

    Whether your teen has her first job or not, opportunities abound for teaching her to save and spend wisely. ... Read More

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