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.

Mission Fed Loan Options: An Infographic

April 14

Life is full of making choices, and many of those choices revolve around what goals you set for yourself. Mission Fed offers a variety of loans with low rates and flexible terms to help you achieve your goals at different stages of your life. Take a look at the infographic below, and see which one would create a Mission Fed Moment for you.

Life is full of making choices, and many of those choices revolve around what goals you set for yourself. Mission Fed offers a variety of loans with low rates and flexible terms to help you achieve your goals at different stages of your life. Take a look at the infographic below, and see which one would create a Mission Fed Moment for you.

What to know about your computer security

April 10

The Internet, as expansive as it is, allows users to have access to products and services, but it also creates opportunities for hackers and identity thieves. In order to prepare you for the world of the Internet, here are some tips to improve your computer security.

Think about what you do to prepare yourself for safely surfing the Internet. The Internet, as expansive as it is, allows users to have access to products and services, entertainment and information, but it also creates opportunities for hackers and identity thieves. In order to prepare you for the world of the Internet, here are some tips to improve your computer security.

With everyone using debit cards, why are ATMs still popular?

April 3

ATMs have come a long way in the last 30 years, and in our “on-the-go” society, ATMs provide access to your account when a branch isn’t nearby. Read more to find out what other conveniences ATMs offer.

Debit cards provide access to cash without worrying about credit card balances, but what happens when you go to a store that only accepts cash? ATMs have come a long way in the last 30 years, and in our “on-the-go” society, ATMs provide access to your account when a branch isn’t nearby. Read more to find out what other conveniences ATMs offer.

Why it's nice to talk to live people

March 27

The banking world has adapted with the digital world to allow customers to look up anything on a PC, smartphone or tablet whenever and wherever they want. But sometimes, some questions cannot be answered from one’s research—that’s why we have the Contact Center.

The banking world has adapted with the digital world to allow customers to look up anything on a PC, smartphone or tablet whenever and wherever they want. But what about the more complex financial issues that require assistance or if you have a question that needs an answer? Read on to find out why it’s good to talk to a live person.

Why read the fine print?

March 20

Disclosure comes in many forms, and you’re most likely familiar with seeing it on the receipts you receive from any store regarding return policies. But, did you know that financial institutions have disclosure, too? Learn why you should read the fine print.

Disclosure comes in many forms, and can seem like deciphering a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. But, disclosure statements contain the critical information you need to make an informed decision. Learn why you should read the fine print, especially when it comes to deciding on what financial institution is right for you.

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