Christmas in July

July 23, 2014 by  

Thanks to the World Wide Web, knowing when big ticket items are on sale is just a click away but did you know that there are times of the year that are even better than others to buy? According to sites like and using the cliché “A time and a place for everything” […]

Is it supposed to be easy?

July 21, 2014 by  

There are a million quotes out there that have to do with life not being easy. You know these life lessons … “Nothing worth having comes easy.” “You have to work for it.” “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it,” etc. While all that may be true, one worthwhile thing that truly is […]

Happy 4th of July

June 20, 2014 by  

Fourth of July – Celebrating our Nation’s Independence Takes Cash! In just a few weeks most working American’s will be in for the coveted three day weekend! A long weekend with friends and family is a great summer break but can be expensive. Fourth of July can still be fun without blowing your budget. Here […]

Benefits of a Staycation

May 27, 2014 by  

Benefits of a Staycation As you read this, many of you are thinking “I really need a break!” Maybe you didn’t save like you meant to or a big expense came up that is going to prevent you from taking a vacation this year but it doesn’t mean there will be no fun this summer. […]

First Castle FCU is 80 Years Strong!

April 29, 2014 by  

Credit Unions Brief History The history of credit unions began in Germany in 1852. The first credit union in the United States is called St. Mary’s Bank and is located in Manchester NH. It began in 1908 and is still going strong today. During the 1920’s, the U.S. credit union movement became increasingly popular. Families […]

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