What You Need to Know About the 2012 Tax Code

February 9, 2013 by  
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Let’s face it: tax preparation can be confusing. There are exactly 73,608 pages in the 2012 tax code. Aside from those who wrote it and financial scholars not too many people have the time to read all 73,608 pages of the tax code. That can make tax preparation pretty intimidating. Too complicate matters even more, […]

What Do People Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

February 1, 2013 by  
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What’s the normal go to gifts for Valentines Day? Flowers and candy. But is that what your Valentine really wants? In a recent study done by Money Talks, the reality was practically the opposite. Find out what’s on the Top 5 list of most wanted Valentines Day Gifts.

Cost of Eating Healthy to Rise

January 19, 2013 by  
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Several weeks into 2013, and several weeks into those New Year’s Resolutions. How are yours going for you? Remember, if you’ve made any resolutions in regards to your finances the team at First Castle want to help in any way that we can. That includes setting up a savings plan and refinancing high interest debt. […]

10 Ways to Fight Back Your $1,000 Payroll Tax Hike

January 10, 2013 by  
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Feel like your paycheck is getting smaller? You’re not imagining it: The two-year reduction that decreased the payroll taxes you pay from 6.2% to 4.2% of your salary were allowed to expire at the beginning of the year, which means that a family with a household income of $50,000 will now have about $1,000 less […]

New Year’s Resolutions

January 4, 2013 by  
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As we head into the New Year, many have already made New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a study shows that 45% of all Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution, and 34% of those resolutions are related to finances. And now the bad news: Only 8% are successful in reaching their New Year’s Resolutions. […]

Reader Question: How does Auto Refinancing Work?

December 11, 2012 by  
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Refinancing your auto loan is a very simple process. Basically, it involves paying off your existing loan with a loan from another lender, at a more favorable rate. The first step in refinancing is to find a lender who is willing to offer you a lower interest rate.  According to Danny Trahan,  V.P. of Lending, […]

What You Need to Know About Compromised Debit Cards

November 28, 2012 by  
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If your debit card has been compromised, it does not necessarily mean that you have fraud on your account, but rather that your card is at risk of being used fraudulently due to computer hacking, network intrusion, or a variety of other issues.  This can happen when you use your debit card in person, or […]

Gift Yourself While Shopping for Others

November 27, 2012 by  
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With holiday shopping officially in full swing, most of us will invest lots of time (and an even more money) getting all of those gifts together for our loved ones. Not to mention all of the money we will spend on travel, decorations, and more.  While busy shopping, don’t miss out on the opportunity to […]

Happy Thanksgiving

                  On behalf of all of us at First Castle Federal Credit Union, we genuinely appreciate your membership and support.  We opened our newest Slidell branch this past June, and membership continues to grow in all of our branches as more people become aware of the credit […]

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