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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.

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Supporting Susan G. Komen San Diego RACE FOR THE CURE® The Walk to End Breast Cancer

November 16
Mission Fed was proud to support Susan G. Komen San Diego RACE FOR THE CURE® The Walk to End Breast Cancer on Sunday, November 4. Learn more about this event now
Mission Fed was proud to support Susan G. Komen San Diego RACE FOR THE CURE® The Walk to End Breast Cancer on Sunday, November 4. The walk brings a community of people together to raise awareness and funds to help end breast cancer. Mission Fed believes in the power of community, so in addition to sponsoring this walk, we also planted “Mission Hearts in the Community” hearts along the walk route. When found, each heart was worth a $100 donation to a San Diego based nonprofit. Learn more about this event now.

Money-Saving Ideas for the Holidays

November 9
When it comes to the holidays, you can never have too many ideas about how to save money and make holiday spending easier on your budget. We asked some money-saving experts about their favorite hacks for keeping costs down for the holidays. Read on to find out how to save money this holiday season!
It’s helpful to hear new tips for saving money around the holidays, so Mission Fed asked some experts for their favorite money-saving tricks. Starting to shop and save early is a clear theme, with one expert starting her shopping in August. Other shopping suggestions include looking at secondhand and store brand options to discover great deals on excellent finds. Choosing no- or low-cost gifts was another idea, encouraging thoughtful gifting over spending. Finally, experts suggest taking advantage of free resources and savings help available to you through your financial institution. Read on to find out how to save money this holiday season!

Enter the Care and Share Sweepstakes

November 2
Running November 1-23, this sweepstakes allows us to thank you, our member, and to invite you take part in supporting a local nonprofit with Mission Fed. One winning member will receive $500 and a $500 donation for a nonprofit of their choice. Enter now!
Now we have a fun way to care for our members and share with the local community—our new Care and Share Sweepstakes! Running November 1-23, this sweepstakes allows us to thank you, our member, for your loyalty and to invite you take part in supporting a local nonprofit with Mission Fed. One winning member will receive $500 and a $500 donation for a nonprofit of their choice. Enter now!
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Thankful for Free Checking

October 26
Have you taken the time to say thanks for all the things, big and small, in your life? Whether it’s a milestone you worked long and hard to achieve or a service that helps make your daily life better, try reflecting on all the good things you have to be grateful for. Here’s how to get started!
At the start of the holiday season, it’s nice to pause and think about all the things you’re grateful for in your life. Whether you’ve made great strides on a big milestone or you want to reflect on all the little things that help you day-to-day, taking the time to acknowledge what you have helps you appreciate the good things in your life. Mission Fed is grateful for our members and our community, too, and we say thanks by giving back in a number of ways. From free Checking with eStatements to various sweepstakes to daily initiatives like the $1 Million Mission Fed Money Match, we hope you’ll see how much we value you. Let’s all give back and say thanks for what we have!
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Holiday Spending Guide

October 19
Want to learn how to make a budget so you can keep your holiday spending in check? Find out how to budget properly, how to curb your spending and how to make small changes that can save you big bucks. Read on to discover how to avoid the stress of holiday shopping and spending.
When it comes to holiday spending, it’s easy to spend more than you intended. Making a budget and starting your savings early can really help you avoid spending too much. Start by accounting for all the things you’ll need to spend money on, from holiday meals to travel to gifts. Then, estimate what you think you’ll need to spend and start saving! The earlier you start your saving and your shopping, the more money you can save. Don’t forget to make small changes in your spending habits, too. Small changes can add up to big savings over time. Enjoy your holidays without stressing about spending—let Mission Fed help.

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