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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Coloring Contest

October 2, 2012 by  
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In honor of “International Credit Union Day” on Thursday, October 18th, First Castle FCU is holding a coloring contest for children ages two through twelve.  The theme is “Members Matter Most.”  There will be three winners, one per age category: 2-5, 6-9, and 10-12.  Each winner will receive a $25 VISA Gift Card.  The deadline […]

How to Teach Kids about Money

September 18, 2012 by  
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According to a recent article on, one lesson kids do not learn in school is how to responsibly handle money.  “Parents do a great job teaching kids good manners and how to be safe…” says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author, “but so often parents neglect the most important thing of all – […]

Summer Vacation Savings

June 19, 2012 by  
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Is your family taking a vacation this summer?  By planning ahead and remembering the benefits offered by your credit union, you could save a lot of money! 1) Cash in your Relationship Rewards from First Castle: If you have already registered your First Castle debit or rewards credit card on UChoose, redeem your points for […]

Big Savings and Big Fun at the Library!

June 12, 2012 by  
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When you are looking for new things to do with your family this summer, don’t forget to check out all that the St. Tammany Parish Library has to offer.  With a total of 11 branches, there is sure to be a location not far from your home. If you haven’t been to the library in […]

Summer Camp Suggestions

May 9, 2012 by  
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School will be ending for summer vacation in just a few short weeks!  For parents of young children, that means coming up with ways to keep children safe, educated, and entertained until they go back to school in the fall.  Thankfully, St. Tammany Parish offers some wonderful summer camp options for kids of all ages.  […]

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 30, 2012 by  
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Once again, First Castle enjoyed being a part of the West St. Tammany YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 28th.  Healthy Kids Day is part of a national movement to keep kids and families active and healthy. There was a great turnout, with many local vendors offering products and services for families in St. […]

Don’t Miss the Heart Walk – Saturday at Fontainebleau State Park

April 17, 2012 by  
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Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.  More than a million people in 300+ cities across America will walk to take a stand against heart disease and help save lives. Cardiovascular disease is the Number 1 killer of Americans.  Heart disease kills more women than all […]

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