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.

Reduce your interest rate and keep more money in your pocket

February 26

Refinancing to a Mission Fed low rate Auto Loan could mean more money in your pocket for fun adventures around San Diego. It’s not how much money you make in life; it’s how much you spend—and save! Look for low loan interest rates on all your purchases to maximize your budget and plan successfully for the lifestyle you want.

Since your financial situation typically fluctuates over time, it’s good to keep an eye out for low rate Auto Loans and Mission Fed is here to help! Mission Fed offers Auto Loans with our Bottom Line Rates Every Day, meaning you can refinance your automobile with a low interest rate and flexible terms. Refinancing to a low rate could mean more money in your pocket for fun adventures around San Diego and spending more time with friends and family. It’s not how much money you make in life; it’s how much you spend—and save!

The Mission Fed Difference—Supporting Local Nonprofits

February 19

It’s easy to feel proud when banking with Mission Fed. We’re dedicated to serving members and the community by partnering with organizations like Girl Scouts San Diego and their mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Take pride in banking with a credit union that not only gives back to members through our $1 Million Mission Fed Money Match, but to organizations like the Living Coast Discovery Center, City of Hope, Urban Corps of San Diego, Father Joe’s Villages and Girl Scouts San Diego. Mission Fed is dedicated to serving members and the community by sponsoring free local events like Mission Federal ArtWalk.

"Dad, can I download this new game? It's ONLY $4.99."

February 12

With the recurring theme of more must haves, scheduling a money talk with your kids should be on your list of must dos. With a little guidance and real world experience, they will learn to respect and value their hard earned money.

Schedule time on the calendar to have a money talk with your kids. It’s never too late to start the conversation and put a plan together for their financial education and readiness. With a little guidance and real world experience, they will learn to respect and value their hard earned money, just as we do.

Make an action plan to pay off your credit cards-here's how!

February 5

Acquiring and paying off credit card debt can be a hard road to navigate alone, but with Mission Fed by your side, you won’t have to! Create an action plan today that’ll make for a better tomorrow.

It’s important to acquire debt, and it’s even more important to pay it back! Mission Fed is here to help you on your journey no matter where you are starting. Read on for helpful advice on what to look for when applying for a new credit card and how to effectively pay down and manage your current ones by making an action plan. Paying off your debt is a process, and your success is our bottom line.

It's our mission to fight heart disease in 2016

January 29

Fight heart disease by becoming a prevention advocate! Take a page from our playbook and create a prevention plan for 2016. Then share it with friends and family to spread the word and encourage a heart healthy lifestyle. Heart disease is the number one health threat to women and in most cases is preventable.

Sir Francis Bacon was attributed to the popular phrase “Knowledge is Power.” With those words in mind make it your goal to learn more about the number one health threat for women and help fight heart disease by becoming a prevention advocate! Take a page from our playbook and create a prevention plan for 2016. Then share it with friends and family to spread the word and encourage a heart healthy lifestyle. Read more to find out ways you can be proactive with your personal heart health.

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