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.

Tips for protecting your financial identity

September 4

While being aware of your spending patterns is one way that you can protect your financial identity, but here are a few additional tips.

Your spending habits, including what areas you shop in and what retailers you frequent, create your financial identity. While being aware of your spending patterns is one way that you can protect your financial identity, but here are a few additional tips.

Six Money Saving Tips for College Students

August 28

We’ve come up with some finance tips to help ease college students back into the school year.

We’ve come up with some finance tips to help ease college students back into the school year.

4 Ways I Saved on my Summer Vacation

August 21

My husband and I thought we’d done a good job budgeting for our summer vacation, but our vacation turned into summer school for the frugal traveler, thanks to our moms.

My husband and I were anxious to see our relatives and college friends, so off we went. We thought we’d done a good job budgeting for the trip by getting a decent price on airfare, staying with relatives and using our Mission Fed Credit Card with free Mission Rewards to buy the tickets, rental car and other needs. But our vacation turned into summer school for the frugal traveler, thanks to our moms.

How Mission Fed supports the San Diego Community

August 14
Since the beginning, Mission Fed has had strong ties to the educational community, and we continue to be extremely dedicated to our local schools.

Since the beginning, Mission Fed has had strong ties to the educational community, and we continue to be extremely dedicated to our local schools. We support about 30 of the 42 school districts in San Diego County, offering assistance in the form of scholarships, financial education grants and sponsorships for school district programs.

Infographic: How Much Should I Be Saving?

August 7
There is no one-size-fits-all plan. Here’s a helpful infographic that provides a great visual explanation of how to save wisely.
There is no one-size-fits-all plan. The idea is for you to take a hard look at your personal situation and apply some of these tools in an effort to advance your existing savings goals, or get you started on the road to saving. Here’s a helpful infographic that provides a great visual explanation of how to save wisely.

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