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.

A HELOC for the Holidays

November 13

A HELOC might be just the thing to help you survive the holidays this year.

As the holidays rapidly approach, and as you take stock of all the things still left undone, you may be getting the feeling you’re a little overwhelmed. Have you considered a Home Equity Line of Credit to help pay for some of those important projects?

5 Steps for Sticking to a Thanksgiving Budget

November 6

Budgeting for a new branch and getting ready for a holiday meal have more in common than you might think. Enjoy these Thanksgiving tips from Mission Fed’s VP Facilities Lisa Chappell.

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.

Our Expanding Branch Network

October 30

Find out about Mission Fed’s growing network of branches throughout San Diego County from a VP who has worked at all of them.

Randy Tindell, Mission Fed VP Branch Network Manager, has worked at all 28 branches, all over San Diego County. He reflects on Mission Fed’s growth and shares his own growth, building a team to serve Mission Fed customers—wherever they are.

6 Tips to Save Money on Halloween

October 23

Save time and money on your holiday fun.

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

Ways to discuss money with your kids

October 19

A discussion about money is important to have with your child as they continue to grow older and learn more about the world. Here are a few ways to start that conversation.

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.

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