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Political Fundraising Scams
With the election almost upon us, there are tons of scammers out there trying to get your money by making you think you’re donating to your candidate or cause. We’ve got the info!
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How to Weather a Natural Disaster During COVID-19
So now we have an active hurricane season and wildfires while the pandemic rages on. How can you stay safe? We’ve got loads of tips to help!
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Beware the Pending Package Scam
There are package delivery scams out there looking to take advantage of our online shopping-obsessed culture. We’ve got all you need to know to stay safe!
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Can Halloween be Celebrated Safely This Year?
Can you still celebrate Halloween this year when the scariest thing around is COVID-19? Of course you can! You just need to be a little careful … and read our tips!
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Donald Bock
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our Board member and friend Donald Bock on September 14, 2020. He passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by family.
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How to Negotiate Salary for Your First Job
When it’s time to negotiate your salary for a new job, you don’t want to walk in unprepared. We’ve got the tips you need to make sure you get paid what you’re worth!
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Millennials Hit Hardest by Coronavirus Recession
If you’re a millennial, you’re dealing with the second major economic crisis of your working life. If it seems like the deck is stacked against you, don’t lose hope! Get the details.
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What's a Recession Anyway
Here’s all you need to know about recessions, the current state of the U.S. economy and what all of this means to you as a private consumer.
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What’s the Best Way to Use a Home Equity Loan?
A home equity loan lets you use the equity you’ve built in your home as a source of ready cash for a multitude of projects. Get in touch with us today to get started!
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The Busy Budgeter
Would you take financial advice from someone who, as a full-time mom, paid down $30K in debt and slashed her family expenses by $23K? The Busy Budgeter, Rosemarie Groner, is your new hero!
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NOFFCU’s Donald Bock named Volunteer of the Year by NAFCU
Donald Bock, Board Member and former Board Chairman of New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union (NOFFCU), has been chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).
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When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?
Does the idea of racking up rewards by paying your monthly bills with a debit or credit card sound appealing? You can do it, but it pays to go about it intelligently! We’ve got the info.
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8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill
Printers and software have gotten better, so counterfeit money has gotten harder to spot. We’ve got some simple ways to detect it along with what to if you find some!
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All You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During COVID-19
The pandemic might have thrown your home-selling plans into a cocked hat, but the market is rebounding and you might want to think about getting back to it. Read our tips!
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Your Complete Guide to Using Your Credit Cards
Don’t let your credit cards become a hassle! You can build a great credit score and enjoy rewards cards without diving deeply into debt. Let us show you how!
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How Can I Protect Myself from Payment App Scams?
Payment apps like Venmo and CashApp make it easy to send and receive money, but scammers are using them to fleece victims. Find out how the scams work and how to stay safe!
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How to Create Your First Elevator Pitch
Is your elevator pitch ready to go? You’ll You’ll want to spend some time carefully crafting this vital part of your job search. We’ve got tips that will have you doing your silver-tongued best!
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The Back to School Guide for These Unconventional Times
Whether your kid is headed back to school on a bus or via Zoom, this will be a year like none before. We’ve got a great set of tips to help get the year started off right!
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COVID-19 is Causing a Coin Shortage
Have you run into the coin shortage at your local shops? It’s a real problem, and it’s hurting small businesses. Find out what’s causing it and how you can help!
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Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?
Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you make with guilt. No one wants to live with that debt burden. But how do you kiss your debt goodbye?
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James Hunter receives CUES Certified Credit Union Manager Certification
New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union (NOFFCU) is proud to announce James Hunter has received the CUES Certified Credit Union Manager certification.
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Tarra Jackson: Madam Money
If you’re looking for no-nonsense financial advice, turn to Tarra Jackson, otherwise known as Madam Money. She’s got a load of advice, whatever your financial situation!
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Life Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Now that lockdown is lifting, let’s not forget the things we learned while we were all staying home … and let’s especially remember to value being out in the world again!
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Beware Back-to-School Tuition Scams
Back to school time means school scams, with crooks out for your money and your personal information. We’ve got the info you need to stay safe!
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Tim Grittani’s Simple Start Nets Multimillion-Dollar Portfolio
It was almost a decade ago when Tim Grittani invested his entire $1,500 life savings in penny stocks, betting on himself to do what financial advisors were always promising.
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Reaching New Heights 2020 Recipients
New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the Reaching New Heights scholarship.
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4 Steps to Choosing and Securing Job References
You’ll need personal references as part of your job hunt, but how do you pick them and prepare them to help with your hunt? We’ve got the info you’ll need!
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My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish it?
Has the pandemic made your savings account ill? We’ve got a plan to help you put your emergency savings in order and maybe find some treasures in the process!
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NOFFCU Tapped for CUNA Mentorship
New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union (NOFFCU) is proud to announce two employees have been selected to serve as mentors in the CUNA Mentorship program.
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Our Commitment to Inclusivity
As the second oldest existing federal credit union in the United States, New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union is deeply committed to its founding principles of, “People Helping People.”
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Against All Odds: Mark Cuban
If you know Mark Cuban from SharkTank or from seeing him courtside at Dallas Mavericks’ games, you might not know that he started out selling trash bags! Get the story.

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How to Read a Paystub
Does your paystub puzzle you? Do the myriad boxes with taxes, deductions and credits make you a little dizzy? We're here to demystify things!
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Bitcoin Theft
Have you heard of the Bitcoin ransom scam? It’s adding a new wrinkle to the old ransomware scam, and if you fall for it there’s no way to get your money back. Get the info!
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How to Dispute and Pay for Large Medical Bills
Medical bills can throw a carefully planned budget into ruin. Even with insurance, the remaining bills can be crippling. We’ve got great info on how to minimize the blow!
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Should I Take the Zero-Percent Financing Offered by the Dealer?
Does a zero interest loan for a new car sound like a great deal? Sure, you won’t be paying interest on your car, but you could be giving up other offers that would make better sense!
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Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day during the COVID-19 Lockdown
Most years, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer. Americans salute and honor the memory of our military heroes with grand parades, lively family picnics and crowded barbecues.   But, this year, everything is different. Even…
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House Passes HEROES Act
If approved by the U.S. Senate, the HEROES Act would provide another stimulus check to qualifying Americans, extend unemployment benefits, and provide relief to homeowners, among other economic stimuli.
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Where is my Stimulus Check?
It’s the question on the minds of many Americans right now: Where is my stimulus check?
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Your Complete Guide to Safe and Comfortable Face Covering
Is wearing a face covering becoming a regular part of your life? If the loops irritate your ears, there are hacks and devices online to alleviate that issue.
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Don’t Let Scammers Get Your Stimulus Check!
To help you keep every dollar that’s coming to you and avoid falling victim to these scams, we have compiled this comprehensive guide on the stimulus check process and the connected scams.
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Pay Yourself First
Paying yourself first, or prioritizing your savings, is the golden rule of personal finance. Do you care more about the financial wellness of your local coffee shop – or your own?
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Should I Buy a House During a Pandemic?
Does buying a house during the coronavirus pandemic sound like a wild idea? It’s actually not, provided you plan carefully and plan to live in your house a while!
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Dos And Don’ts Of Creating Strong Passwords
A strong password can be the difference between your information being safe, or taken by a criminal. What can you do to make a strong password? We've got some tips!
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School staff, NOFFCU employees serve 50 Thanksgiving dinners
New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union (NOFFCU) recently collected and distributed 50 Thanksgiving meal baskets with the help of the Bogalusa School Board. NOFFCU has an active presence in Bogalusa.
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All You Need To Know About Savings Certificates
Make your money work harder for you with a share certificate! It’s a safe, secure way to make your money earn a great rate of return in exchange for leaving it on deposit. Learn more!
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Why You Should Finance Your Next Car Loan At Your Credit Union
If you need a car loan, don’t go through the dealership! will give you a great rate without high-pressure sales. Check us out before you shop!
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All You Need To Know About P2P Payment Systems
Do you use P2P systems? We’ve got all the facts about them, including when you’ll want to avoid using them!
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How To Beat Impulse Purchases
There are lots of ways to beat impulse buying. Here's a few things to try!
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Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make
Buying your first home is a complicated process. Here's some tips to make the process a little easier!
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8 Steps To An Energy-Smart Home
Energy costs can be an expensive bill for a household. If you're looking to cut down on your bills, we are here to help!
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How Do I Fund An Emergency?
Got a money emergency? From personal loans and credit cards to 401(k) loans and borrowing from family, you’ve got options … but choose carefully!
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When A Savings Account Isn’t A Savings Account
A penny saved can pile up fast. Learn about the variety of savings accounts and how to use them!
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