WALL, N.J. (December 28, 2011) – First Financial Federal Credit Union awarded Eatontown resident Toni Breaud (pictured above) $1,936 at their headquarters in Wall. In honor of First Financial’s 75th anniversary, anyone who asked a question or posted a comment in relation to any of their monthly financial topics on 94.3 “The Point” radio throughout 2011, was placed into a grand prize drawing to win $1,936 (for the year First Financial started) in December.
On winning, Ms. Breaud, a mother of three, said, “I forgot I had entered until I received the call. It was a nice Christmas surprise! I’m a single parent and haven’t had a vacation in five years, so I’ll probably take the kids and do something fun.”
Each month throughout 2011, First Financial went on-air with 94.3 The Point to talk about various financial topics. First Financial experts talked about a variety of financial topics such as the benefits of credit union membership, buying a car, mortgages, credit cards, checking accounts, investments, and retirement – and answered listeners’ questions at the same time.
Point listeners were encouraged to send in questions or comments for each month’s topic via The Point’s website. Ms. Breaud entered the contest in September with her question regarding First Financial mortgages and how comparable their 30 year mortgage rate was. She was put in touch with First Financial’s Lending Department and also informed that she could stay up to date on First Financial’s mortgage rates by texting “firstrate” to 69302. Each time the mortgage rates change, First Financial sends out an update via text message to their subscriber list.
“Educating Families First is our way of giving back to the community,” said Issa Stephan, First Financial’s President and CEO. “Many people are unsure about various financial topics and we are glad to be able to give them a place to go to get all of their questions answered.”
For more information on First Financial visit www.firstffcu.com.