The summer travel season is just around the corner, bringing us closer to our own personal paradise — whether that’s exploring historical sites and cobblestone streets or ocean-side beaches.  Unfortunately the summer travel season also happens to be the most expensive travel time of the year. So if you really want to get more “bang… Read More


Spring cleaning isn’t restricted to just the kitchen, garage or that overflowing junk drawer. It can also have a positive affect on many facets of your life, including your finances. Considering money tops the list of the biggest stress inducers in America today, cleaning your expenses can help you declutter, de-stress and may even help… Read More


Fraud is a significant issue faced by organizations around the world. No matter the size, location, or industry, any company can fall victim. There are several tactics to effectively avoid fraud, but it can be overwhelming when you don’t know what to look for. We want to help you simplify it for your business with… Read More


Interest rates are still historically low but are expected to rise over the coming year, and house hunters are feeling pressured to find a home – asap. While it’s easy to get caught up in the granite countertops and flashy backsplashes, buying a home is also one of the biggest investments you’ll make. And truth… Read More


Several years ago, the only commercial flight out of the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico was cancelled. As disgruntled passengers sat around cursing their bad luck, one man had an interesting idea: he decided to charter a private plane for $2,000 to Puerto Rico and charged impatient travelers $39 per head. Before people started boarding,… Read More


Join the 50,000 participants in one of the most highly acclaimed 10Ks in the world. Since 1979, the BolderBOULDER has encouraged families, friends and athletes to put their running shoes on and celebrate fitness during one of the country’s largest Memorial Day tributes. Interested in joining? FirstBank will be hosting in-branch mobile registrations for the public… Read More


62 percent of us worry about money so much it regularly impacts our sleep, according to a national survey by CreditCards.com. This means that two out of three people are laying awake at night thinking about their finances. When you consider that sleep deprivation can impair your judgment, lead to high blood pressure, weight gain… Read More


Something is growing in popularity amongst the nation’s largest generation (Millennials) and it isn’t sparkly boots, bold patterns or color blocking. It’s something far more widespread and even a little more obscure. What it is exactly? It’s SAVING. According to a recent study, an estimated 50 percent of them have $15,000+ socked away. What’s more,… Read More


According to Business Insider, the best time to sell is slowly approaching. In early May, houses sell faster and for more money than any other time of the year. If you’re eager to get your home “real estate ready” in hopes of taking advantage of the bustling market, but don’t have a big budget for trendy upgrades,… Read More


FirstBank is bringing some “Good Days” to California. Our Palm Desert branch, located at 73000 Highway 111 Palm Desert (off of Hwy 111 and Monterey), will be providing free lunch and other goodies to the public on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Along with providing free lunch… Read More