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Fourth of July Cookout on a Budget

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The Fourth of July is the perfect summer celebration for grilling out — the fireworks, parades and sun are all outside, so why not eat outside? But, if you are the one hosting the festivities this year, a big cookout can quickly get expensive. No worries! Barbecue chicken, grilled corn on the cob and a… Read more »

Independence Day Celebrations, Yesterday And Today

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Do you know exactly what happened on July 4, 1776? What do our Fourth of July celebrations commemorate, and why? The Reason We Celebrate on July 4 July 4, 1776, is the date written on the original Declaration of Independence, even though it wasn’t signed until Aug. 2 of the same year. July 4 was… Read more »

Should I Use a Credit Card at the Pump?

  Q: Is it a good idea to pay for gas with a credit card? A: On average, Americans pump close to 392 million gallons of gasoline a day. That’s more than a gallon for every American! Each day! With fuel prices spiking, you want to make sure you’re paying for that gas in the best manner possible…. Read more »

15 Fun Gifts for Dad that Don’t Break the Budget

It’s Dad’s time, a day to go all-out to make your all-time favorite hero happy. But, Father’s Day doesn’t have to drain your wallet. You can make Dad’s day and keep your budget, too. Here are 10 fun and low-cost gifts that’ll make Dad smile. Apple charging dock This awesome charging dock can juice up… Read more »

FAFCU Rewards $15,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Students

Forest Area FCU Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to area high school seniors

Fife Lake, MI, May 26, 2022– Forest Area Federal Credit Union (FAFCU) has provided $15,000 in scholarships to qualifying high school students in Fife Lake, Mesick, Manton, Lake City, Kalkaska, and Kingsley. FAFCU offers a business scholarship of $500 to students from each of the following high schools; Forest Area High School, Kalkaska High School,… Read more »

The Perks of Online Banking for Your Company

Online Banking on Tablet

If you’re a small business owner, you know that the way you manage your finances is of supreme importance. Online banking is convenient and fast, and it frees up your time for other business-related tasks. It makes dealing with your finances less of a headache. If you haven’t moved your own company to online banking… Read more »

5 Different Ways to Use a Personal Loan

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Whether you have a project that needs some extra funding or you’re looking for a way to improve your current financial situation, a personal loan is often a great solution. Personal loans in Mesick, MI, are often small loans that you can use for a number of purposes. Here are the five most common ways… Read more »

Credit Union Receives Superior Rating

Credit Union Receives Superior Rating

Forest Area Federal Credit Union is proud to share the receipt of a 5-Star Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc. Bauer Financial is a financial rating agency based in Coral Gables, Florida, that provides depositor-focused ratings of banks and credit unions in the United States. The company’s rating scale runs from zero to five stars, and… Read more »

Pros of Having a Small-Business Debit Card

Pros of Having a Small-Business Debit Card

Pros of Having a Small-Business Debit Card Convenience: It’s simple to use. Whether you need to buy supplies for your business from a local store or make a purchase for a service online, debit cards give you access to your cash flow right away. There’s no more cutting checks or going to the bank to… Read more »

Best Practices to Build Your Personal Savings Account

Best Practices to Build Your Personal Savings Account

For those who don’t have much experiencing with building a personal savings account, the prospect of starting from scratch can be somewhat daunting. Saving money is hard enough, as maintaining the discipline to save rather than spend takes great dedication and willpower. Not to mention, there’s the basic math with which you must contend. In… Read more »