Atlantic Financial Blog


Best Day Hikes Around Baltimore, MD

There’s nothing like spending a day surrounded by nature. Whether you enjoy going for a hike, a bike ride, a nature trip, fishing, or for a picnic on a warm, sunny day, the time you spend outdoors can help you relax and lift your mood. Spending time outdoors is also a great way to be with your family. Thankfully, Baltimore … Continue reading

Gunpowder Falls State Park outside of Baltimore, MD is home to some of the best day hikes in the state
Budgeting & Saving

Teaching Your Child to Grow Their Savings

Over the years, parents teach their children many things. How to grow gardens. How to care for pets. How to be polite and thankful. Even how to prepare simple meals. One important lesson that parents need to teach that often gets overlooked is the importance of saving money. These tips will help parents teach children of all ages how to … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

5 Tips For Raising Money-Smart Kids

Did you know children as young as 3, can begin to understand how money works, including how important it is to save for a favorite toy? And, by the age of 7, most kids have already formed their basic money habits. Are your children savers, spenders, or, like many other kids, simply unaware of money’s importance? It’s okay. Teaching children … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt

Dos & Don’ts of Getting Your First Credit Card

Opening your first credit card can be both an exciting and daunting experience. On the one hand, a credit card offers more financial freedom and flexibility. On the other hand, you likely heard horror stories of people falling into a debt cycle that’s hard to escape. The truth is that you should start working to build your credit score as … Continue reading

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Fraud & Security | News & Announcements

Spring 2022 Community Shred Event

Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union will be hosting its annual shred event on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This event is free for all AFFCU members, and community members, as a courtesy to assist in your identity protection through the secure destruction of confidential information. We will provide secure, on-site commercial document shredding for the speedy destruction of personal documents. Event … Continue reading

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Home & Auto

Boating in Baltimore — New Boater’s Guide

There’s nothing like the feel of getting out on the water on a bright sunny day. It can be a wholesome family experience or a great opportunity to get some friends together to let off some steam and relieve stress from the workweek. If you are a new boat owner or you are thinking about getting into boating, the Baltimore … Continue reading

boating in Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a wonderful place to enjoy a day on the water