What You Need to Know About the 2012 Tax Code

February 9, 2013 by  
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Let’s face it: tax preparation can be confusing. There are exactly 73,608 pages in the 2012 tax code. Aside from those who wrote it and financial scholars not too many people have the time to read all 73,608 pages of the tax code. That can make tax preparation pretty intimidating. Too complicate matters even more, […]

What Do People Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

February 1, 2013 by  
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What’s the normal go to gifts for Valentines Day? Flowers and candy. But is that what your Valentine really wants? In a recent study done by Money Talks, the reality was practically the opposite. Find out what’s on the Top 5 list of most wanted Valentines Day Gifts.

Coloring Contest

October 2, 2012 by  
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In honor of “International Credit Union Day” on Thursday, October 18th, First Castle FCU is holding a coloring contest for children ages two through twelve.  The theme is “Members Matter Most.”  There will be three winners, one per age category: 2-5, 6-9, and 10-12.  Each winner will receive a $25 VISA Gift Card.  The deadline […]

How to Teach Kids about Money

September 18, 2012 by  
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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 […]

Budget and Savings Made Simple

August 13, 2012 by  
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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 […]

Can a vehicle loan be better than paying cash?

July 25, 2012 by  
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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 […]

The Family that Plays Together Stays (Healthy) Together

May 22, 2012 by  
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Obesity is a serious health risk in the state of Louisiana.  The Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention and Management reports that 63 percent of our state’s adults are obese or overweight, and approximately one-third of our children are in the same boat.  Complications suffered by obese individuals include Type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, heart […]

New Slidell Branch – Coming Soon!

May 3, 2012 by  
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Message from our CEO, Kirk Arnold: In 2007 when we received our new charter to serve all of St. Tammany Parish, we chose Covington for our initial location. After construction of our Covington building was completed in 2008 we knew we would soon be looking east to Slidell for our next branch location. Slidell represents […]

Join us this Saturday for the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

April 24, 2012 by  
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This is a wonderful, FREE event for the whole family to enjoy!  There will be barbecue, free t-shirts, games, arts, crafts, and attractions.  First Castle FCU will be there, along with other local vendors who specialize in health, wellness, and youth development. When: Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Where: West St. […]

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