How to Teach Kids about Money

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog, Uncategorized

According to a recent article on Forbes.com, one lesson kids do not learn in school is how to responsibly handle money.  “Parents do a great job teaching kids good manners and how to be safe…” says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author, “but so often parents neglect the most important thing of all – […]

Earn extra points when you buy costumes, airfare, and more!

These are just a few of this month’s special offers from UChoose Rewards… How does it work? Simply use your First Castle debit or credit card to take advantage of these offers (via the UChoose website), and as long as you are enrolled in our Relationship Rewards program, the points will show up in your […]

Fan Up! Pep Rally

September 1, 2012 by  
Filed under credit union, FCU Blog, St Tammy Parish

Get ready for football season by joining the East St. Tammany Chamber’s Fan Up! Pep Rally! September 6, 2012 5PM – 8PM Location: The Arcade Theatre 2249 Carey Street, Olde Towne Slidell     Silent Auction Items Include: Les Miles Autographed Football in Case Thomas Morstead Autographed Football Jonathan Vilma Autographed Player Card in Frame […]

Potential Emergency Closings. Let’s Be Prepared!

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog

Due to the unpredictability of potential storms we are not always in the position to give you notice when the Credit Union may have to close.  We always anticipate being open for our regular business hours.  However, due to inclement weather or a variety of other factors, it may become impossible for FCFCU to open […]

Budget and Savings Made Simple

August 13, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog, Uncategorized

With the kids going back to school and summer drawing to a close, now is the time to get your budget back in order and brush up on your financial goals.  After all, there are approximately only four months left until Christmas! When asked about their budget, many people report that doing the math can […]

Making the Grade

School-aged children in St. Tammany parish are getting ready to head back to school once again. Hopefully summer breaks were filled with fun and relaxation so our kids will go back eager for another year of growth and learning.  As you prepare your kids to apply themselves and be the best that they can be, […]

Can a vehicle loan be better than paying cash?

July 25, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog, First Castle News, Uncategorized

When shopping for a car, one is faced with many decisions.  Perhaps the most important decision to be made is how to pay for that car. For those who have the resources to pay cash for a car, it may not always be the best option, according to a recent post from MSN Money. If […]

First Castle Federal Credit Union Celebrates Newest Slidell Branch as a Success

July 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Announcements, FCU Blog, First Castle News

First Castle Federal Credit Union expands with the opening of a third location on June 5, 2012.  The new branch on the credit union in Slidell offers even more convenience and services to its Members. 18.07.2012 17:16:09  (live-PR.com) – Slidell, LA — Becoming the charter credit union for all of St Tammany in 2006, First […]

Lifetime Membership

June 24, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog

Did you know, you don’t have to give up your membership even if you change jobs, graduate, retire or move out of the area? Once a member, always a member.  Just maintain an open account and you’re a member for life!

Summer Vacation Savings

June 19, 2012 by  
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Is your family taking a vacation this summer?  By planning ahead and remembering the benefits offered by your credit union, you could save a lot of money! 1) Cash in your Relationship Rewards from First Castle: If you have already registered your First Castle debit or rewards credit card on UChoose, redeem your points for […]

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