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Seven Ways You Can Save on Summer Fun

Summertime is typically packed with cookouts, family get-togethers and a lot of free time for the kids. Here are seven budget-friendly activities to do as a family that can help you save on summer fun. Summer is the best time of the year when you’re a kid, isn’t it? Their days revolve around riding bikes, [...]

6 Ways to Avoid the High Cost of Valentine’s Day

Don’t let the high cost of Valentine’s Day keep you from celebrating. Here are some low-cost, but heartfelt ways to show you care. Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year. But does celebrating your love (or just your like) for one another have to come at such a hefty price? [...]

Holiday Shopping Trends (Infographic)

Holiday Shopping Trends for 2016 Should Make Retailers Happy. This should be a jolly, holly holiday for America’s retailers, as consumers have larger budgets and an equal amount of confidence. Holiday shopping trends are always an interesting study. Based on the economy and consumer confidence, they change every year. We’re intrigued by how much our fellow [...]

A Holiday Message from First Financial Security

On behalf of the Gerlicher family, we’d like to wish you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous 2017. The New Year is an exciting time for many people. It can offer a clean slate and the opportunity for a new beginning. For FFS, it’s the start of our second decade in business, which [...]

It’s Time to Flex Your Thanksgiving Muscle

Thankfulness is like a muscle. You have to use it regularly or it becomes stiff and out of shape. To return to peak gratitude form, it’s time to flex your Thanksgiving muscle. This week, families and communities all across America gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and the bountiful blessings we enjoy with food, football and fellowship. [...]