Financial Literacy When Americans are Failing to Save

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Americans are Failing to Save The recent government shutdown inadvertently made the lack of savings in the US into major headlines. We heard of a tax examiner for the IRS who couldn’t afford to pick up his insulin prescription according to CNBC and a host of GoFundMe accounts used to raise funds during the furlough…Read the full article


Octavia Gibbs Promoted to Director of Events

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

For the last five years, Octavia Gibbs has worn many hats at First Financial Security, Inc., from creating an HR role to managing FFS events from start to finish. With her attention to detail and love of people, Octavia has been a natural events manager. “I love the people I work with,” Octavia says. “I…Read the full article


Why You Need Life Insurance Even If No One Relies On Your Income

Friday, April 5th, 2019

The need for life insurance is easy to see if you’re the primary wage-earner. A sudden loss of income impacts which bills can be paid and will be immediately felt by loved ones. It’s less easy to see the need for life insurance if you’re not the primary wage earner. What if you don’t have…Read the full article


Setting Financial Goals Today Can Lead to a More Secure Future

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

It’s important to be SMART when it comes to setting financial goals. It’s the key to creating a successful and secure future. I think most people would likely agree that we all have goals in life. Ask how they’re achieving those goals, and you might learn why so many people play the lottery. Wishful thinking…Read the full article


How Life Insurance Protects in Life and Death

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Understanding how life insurance protects in life and death is the first step in creating a strong financial strategy for you and your family’s future. In simpler times, families relied on retirement plans, defined benefit plans, and social security in times of need. Today, the economy has changed and there’s a strong push to become…Read the full article


The 7 Habits of Financially Successfully Women

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Taking responsibility for personal finances is only one of seven habits that financially successful women follow. Isn’t it time you incorporated these habits into your financial strategy? Financial success doesn’t occur by chance. It’s something that you consciously work toward every day and a process that takes time. It’s not one particular act of saving…Read the full article


Do You Know When to Call Your Financial Representative?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

When life throws you a curve, who are you going to call? It’s your trusted financial representative. Life happens. Whether it’s a marriage or divorce, career changes, or an unexpected illness, all are part and parcel of day-to-day life. Each one can impact your finances. Should you experience a life event, would you know when…Read the full article


How Much Do You Need to Save For Retirement?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

  Saving for retirement can be stressful. It’s like running a long-distance race without knowing how far you have to run. Mile-marker after mile-marker, you wonder when you’ll finish. Are you running fast enough to win? Are you running so fast that you’ll exhaust yourself before reaching the finish line? Striking the right balance between…Read the full article


How To Catch Up On College Savings

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

If you’ve fallen behind on college savings, don’t panic. Know that you’re not alone – it’s easy to put off saving for college when you’re more worried about teaching your children the ABC’s than the SAT’s.  We’ve already looked at how much you should have saved – roughly $2,000 per year after your child is…Read the full article