Classroom Grant Winners

First Castle Federal Credit Union wants to say CONGRATULATIONS to the ten lucky St.Tammany Parish public school teachers who won $500!! First Castle put together a classroom grant in which teachers had to write a 250 word or less explanation on why they need the classroom grant. The grant was…

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Building Your Credit History

Right about now High School graduates are heading to college for the first time. Chances are these students don’t have a credit history because they have never really needed it. Right about now they probably have many credit card offers coming in the mail constantly and what’s more exciting to…

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Declare Independence From Your Bills!

DECLARE INDEPENDECE FROM YOUR BILLS! To celebrate the passing of Independence Day, let’s take a look at five ways you can save on your bills so that you can get your financial freedom back.   Tip 1: Downgrade your smartphone plan. Mobile-network companies do everything they can to pull you…

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New Seafood Festival To Be Held In Mandeville Area!

THE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ISN’T CANCELLED AFTERALL!             After a 35 year run, the Mandeville Seafood Festival’s organizer said that the event would no longer be held. Many people were surprised and upset. I mean seafood is what Louisiana is all about and now after 35 YEARS our seafood fest is cancelled? Not…

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Come See Us At The Chamber EXPO

Be sure to stop by and visit our booth at the EXPO!       DATE:        Thursday June 20, 2013             TIME:        3 – 7 P.M        WHERE:   Lakeshore High School                               26301 Highway 1088                               Mandeville, Louisiana 70448  The expo is FREE and open to the public. It is a great opportunity to browse and learn more about…

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Banking While In My Pajamas

We have all used the phrase TGIF (THANK GOODNESS IT’S FRIDAY) at least once. We all look forward to the weekend where we can sleep in and not have to get up early to go to work, but what about fighting the traffic to get to the bank before they…

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The $40,000 Mistake and How To Avoid It

Have you ever given away over 40,000 dollars unintentionally? Most people I know haven’t even given that amount away on purpose. However, a hairstylist in Great Britain gave another person over 40,000 over the course of two years by accident! She thought she was putting the money in her husbands…

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Cost of Eating Healthy to Rise

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…

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