Welcome to the Live Smart Bank Smart Blog

As the largest locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, we take pride in providing our members financial services to help them reach their goals—and financial education to help them make money-wise decisions along the way. The Live Smart Bank Smart Blog provides information on a variety of topics that will help you learn more about financial services, money management, and our community. Check back each week to learn something new! At Mission Fed, your success is our bottom line, and that includes providing information to help our members live smart—and bank smart.

How extra money from a HELOC helps—let us count the ways

April 1

It’s spring and my “to do” list has never looked so good. With all the exciting trips and projects coming up in the next few months, I’m making sure to plan my budget and so should you. Luckily, my HELOC is here to help!

It’s spring and my “to do” list has never looked so good. With all the exciting trips and projects coming up in the next few months, I’m making sure to plan my budget and so should you. Luckily, my Home Equity Line of Credit is here to help! And with low payments, no prepayment penalties and only having to pay interest on the amount of the credit line I use, a HELOC is a great alternative to both consolidating debt and making major purchases.

What Will Your Wallet Look Like in 2020?

March 25

What will you need to carry with you to buy things, identify yourself, show proof of insurance and get great deals from loyalty clubs? One thing is for certain, your wallet is going to look a lot thinner or possibly not exist at all!

What will you need to carry with you to buy things, identify yourself, show proof of insurance and get great deals from loyalty clubs? One thing is for certain, your wallet is going to look a lot thinner or possibly not exist at all! Your future wallet will most likely become more digital and less physical, allowing you to pay for everyday items using your smart device both online and in stores.

As a Millennial, you're probably tech savvy, but are you financially savvy?

March 18

If you’re a millennial, you’re part of the first generation to grow up with access to the internet and smart devices. But being tech savvy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have financial success. Let Mission Fed help you with 8 tips to begin the process of having financial health now and in the future.

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. Their financial and career health is already an important engine of the economy and will continue to be for decades to come. If you are a millennial, you’re part of the first generation to grow up with access to the internet and smart devices. But being tech savvy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have financial success. Let Mission Fed help you with 8 tips to begin the process of having financial health now and in the future.

Winning the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics–A Mission Fed Moment

March 10

Credit unions came into existence to provide an ethical, local, customer-focused alternative to big banks to meet member financial needs. Mission Fed is honored to receive the 2015 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for our commitment to credit union values.

Credit unions came into existence to provide an ethical, local, customer-focused alternative to big banks to meet member financial needs. Mission Fed continues the credit union focus by building successful financial moments with members through ethical business practices, competitive products and services and community support. Winning the 2015 Better Business Bureau Torch Award in Marketplace Ethics is a Mission Fed Moment we can proudly share with our members. Thank you for your support and business!

Best places to explore in San Diego

March 4

San Diego offers many beautiful sights and adventures, ranging from trendy new brunch places to historical landmarks like the Cabrillo National Monument or Gaslamp Quarter. Explore all San Diego has to offer. We hope to see you out and about this year!

San Diego offers many beautiful sights and adventures, ranging from trendy new brunch places to historical landmarks like the Cabrillo National Monument or Gaslamp Quarter. And with over 45 museums, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Petco Park and Aquatica San Diego there’s something for everyone to enjoy exploring. Check out this list of popular outings to start planning today. We hope to see you out and about this year!

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