Financial Literacy

1st VP Member Business Lending Steve Hable discusses why now might be a good time to invest in real estate in Southern California.

Planning to open or relocate a branch has a lot in common for prepping for Thanksgiving dinner. Lisa Chappell, Mission Fed’s VP Facilities Management, shares her planning and budgeting tips to ensure success.

Halloween expenses don’t have to be scary! Check out these six tips to save time and money on your holiday fun.

A discussion about money is important to have with your child as they continue to grow older and learn more about the world. Mission Fed is here for you when you’re ready to starting talking about finance with them, and today’s blog shares a few ways to start that conversation.

We’ve come up with some finance tips to help ease college students back into the school year.

My husband and I were anxious to see our relatives and college friends, so off we went. We thought we’d done a good job budgeting for the trip by getting a decent price on airfare, staying with relatives and using our Mission Fed Credit Card with free Mission Rewards to buy the tickets, rental car and other needs. But our vacation turned into summer school for the frugal traveler, thanks to our moms.

Since the beginning, Mission Fed has had strong ties to the educational community, and we continue to be extremely dedicated to our local schools. We support about 30 of the 42 school districts in San Diego County, offering assistance in the form of scholarships, financial education grants and sponsorships for school district programs.

There is no one-size-fits-all plan. The idea is for you to take a hard look at your personal situation and apply some of these tools in an effort to advance your existing savings goals, or get you started on the road to saving. Here’s a helpful infographic that provides a great visual explanation of how to save wisely.

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably spent some quality time online absorbing all the internet has to offer a potential home buyer. The internet is a no-pressure, fun place to get started on your journey toward home ownership. But when it’s time to get serious, it’s time to talk to Mission Fed.

Your credit score is not the only element of your overall financial picture, but it’s one of the most important. What goes into a credit score? And what are some ways to create and maintain a desirable credit rating? Before we get into the details, a brief background and a little history will help.

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