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.

Giving Back

December 18

This holiday season, sharing your gift of time, treasure or talent with those in need is a wonderful way to feel an attitude of gratitude.

Mission Fed VP Controller Steve Hasbrooke reminds us all that gifts to those less fortunate may be the most rewarding gifts of all. Find out more in this week’s blog.

Unwrap the Details of Gift Cards

December 11

Gift cards can make great holiday gifts. Just make sure you know the details before buying or using them.

Lisa Thompson, VP Risk Management at Mission Federal Credit Union, unwraps the details on different types of gift cards.

15 Financial Tips for San Diegans

December 4

A periodic review of financial tips can assist in utilizing your money more effectively.

I recently relocated back from Phoenix, Arizona to “America’s Finest City.” There are so many things to consider when moving to a new geographic location. For example, I forgot to cancel my gym membership prior to moving in 2014. Direct payment to a vendor from a personal savings account can easily slip by us when times are busy.

There's No Monopoly On Learning About Real Estate Investments

November 27

If you liked Monopoly as a kid, you might want to think about commercial real estate.

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

Strategies for Black Friday shopping

November 20

Here are a few helpful ideas to keep in mind as you prepare your Black Friday shopping strategy so you—and your budget—can feel great all season long.

If you’re someone with a huge holiday list or who enjoys taking advantage of a great bargain, you’re most likely already planning your Black Friday shopping, whether online, in stores or both. Here are a few helpful ideas to keep in mind as you prepare your Black Friday shopping strategy so you—and your budget—can feel great all season long.

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