Happy Holidays from First Financial!


First Financial’s President and CEO, Issa Stephan and our financially savvy mascot, Penny Smart, wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and best wishes for a prosperous 2013. From all of us at First Financial, thank you for your continued service and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Looking to Ditch Your Bank in Monmouth, Ocean County? [video]

Are you fed up with bank fees in Monmouth County and Ocean County and you’re looking to ditch your bank? If so, you’re not the only one in the New Jersey area who is looking to make the switch. Before doing so, be sure to gather as much information as you can about banks and credit unions to educate yourself.

In an article published by CNN Money, writer James O’Toole wrote about how to choose a new bank orcredit union, some things to keep in mind when making the switch, and why credit union fees tend to be lowerhttp://money.cnn.com/2011/11/11/pf/bank_dumping_decision/index.htm” target=”_blank”>Read the article at CNNMoney.com.

In the video below, First Financial Federal Credit Union’s Penny Smart reminds consumers to THINK FIRST before choosing where to entrust their money, because There’s Harm In Not Knowing — T.H.I.N.K FIRST.

Now, THINK FIRST with Penny Smart!

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Name Our Mascot and You Could Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!*

macot-resized-600We are excited to announce the newest addition to the First Financial Family – The First Financial Mascot! Just like many of our member moms, she enjoys a bargain, shopping, cooking, taking care of her family, and going to the beach. There is just one problem – she does not have a name. It’s your credit union – name your mascot and you could win a $100 VISA® Gift Card!*

*8/5/11 Important Mascot Naming Contest Announcement: Thank you to everyone who submitted a name for our mascot, however at this time the Mascot Committee has decided not to use any of the suggestions provided.  We will still be holding a drawing for everyone who participated, and selecting a winner for the $100 Visa Gift Card the week of August 8th.  Stay tuned for the winner and thanks for your support!

**8/24/11 A name has been chosen. Please welcome Penny Smart! 

Disclaimer: Multiple entries are permitted. Entries must be received by 5pm on 7/22/11 either at a First Financial Branch Location, or by commenting on our Facebook page, Twitter page, or First Scoop Blog. No purchase necessary. Winning entry will be drawn on or about 7/25/11 and will be contacted by the First Financial Marketing Department.

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