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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.
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How to find the right financial institution

May 11
When it’s time to choose where to bank, it’s important to understand the products and services offered.
When it’s time to choose where to bank, it’s important to understand the products and services offered, the nearest branch location, digital banking options and what resources the bank or credit union has for customers.
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Things to know as a first-time homebuyer

May 3
Everything about buying a home is new for a first-time homebuyer—and there is a lot more to it than pointing to a house and saying “Yes, that’s the one!”
As a first-time homebuyer, you probably have many questions. Asking a mortgage professional is always a good idea, and it might also be helpful to ask your trusted friends and family who have experience buying a home about their recommendations, too. Here’s what you should know as a first-time homebuyer:
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Need an Auto Loan? Mission Fed Has You Covered

April 27
Looking for an auto loan program with great features and benefits? Look for great rates, a variety of available terms and financing that fits your needs.
When you’re researching car loans, don’t let the details overwhelm you. Look for an experienced lender with your success in mind to help you figure out which auto loan works well for you and your budget. Start with Mission Fed’s Auto Loan Calculator and then let our loan experts help you through the process so you can get a great rate and the right loan for you.
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4 Reasons Why you need to attend Mission Federal ArtWalk

April 20
With thousands of attendees displaying their art and purchasing art, Mission Federal ArtWalk is the place to be! Come and enjoy this free community event.
On April 28 and 29 from 11am-6pm, Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 17 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. With thousands of attendees displaying their art and purchasing art, Mission Federal ArtWalk is the place to be! Whether you come alone or bring the entire family, you’re sure to enjoy this free community event.
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5 Reasons You Need a Checking Account

April 13
Are you wondering about the benefits of opening a checking account? There are a number of ways that checking accounts can help you; read on to find out about the advantages.
Do you know all the benefits of opening a checking account? Using a checking account not only helps you keep track of your spending and payments, but it can also give you access to your money more easily while keeping it safe and offer you convenient tools, too. Learn how to take advantage of the benefits that come with a checking account.

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