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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.

The Importance of a Savings Account for Rainy Day Situations

July 30

A solid rainy day fund is perhaps one of the most important tools in developing and sustaining financial security.

A solid rainy day fund is perhaps one of the most important tools in developing and sustaining financial security, and a good financial plan calls for saving money regardless of the interest rate environment.

6 Reasons to Use Mission Fed for Commercial Real Estate Loans

July 24

There are six key areas that set Mission Federal Credit Union Commercial Real Estate Loans apart from the others.

There are numerous lending sources for commercial real estate loans. Commercial banks, mortgage companies, and some credit unions offer loans on commercial real estate. There are six key areas that set Mission Federal Credit Union Commercial Real Estate Loans apart from the others.

Saving money with your family pet

July 17

Once you have a pet, it’s hard to imagine life without it. They’re cute and cuddly (and yes, that includes our lizard friends), and some pets are even called “man’s best friend.” Yet, this friendship comes with a cost.

Once you have a pet, it’s hard to imagine life without it. They’re cute and cuddly (and yes, that includes our lizard friends), and some pets are even called “man’s best friend.” Yet, this friendship comes with a cost. If you start looking at your pet as an investment—not just a furry friend—you can develop smart, money-saving strategies to offset the price tag. It may sound a little cold and calculating, but Whiskers won’t mind.

3 Things (or Else I’d be Writing All Day) I’ve Learned From Being a New Mom

July 10

Becoming a mom has changed my life, my view of the world and especially my television habits (so long, Law & Order SVU, hello Sofia the First). Here are just a few things I’ve learned in the six months that Amelia has graced us with her presence.

Being a grownup is hard work. I’ve been an adult for some time now (let’s not get into how many years, okay?), but this last year and a half, I feel like I’ve really taken on some true grownup responsibilities. Becoming a mom has changed my life, my view of the world and especially my television habits (so long, Law & Order SVU, hello Sofia the First). Here are just a few things I’ve learned in the six months that Amelia has graced us with her presence.

Four goals you'll definitely love saving up for in the long run

July 3

Savings goals are often considered from a short-term perspective. Instead of looking at your savings through a 6-month or even 5-year window, let’s take a different approach—what is worth saving for in the long run?

Savings goals are often considered from a short-term perspective. If you’re eyeing that new big-screen TV or the latest smartphone, a quick savings plan—say, a few months or so—can help you obtain those must-have gadgets or other desirable items, but what about your long-term savings outlook? What is worth saving for in the long run?

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