According to Business Insider, the best time to sell is about 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 to help maximize profits, but don’t have a… 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


Each week, FirstBank officers converge to a sharply appointed boardroom for “Loan Committee,” where we review loan requests that exceed certain thresholds. Over the course of 90 minutes, officers get up on the podium and present certain loan deals in front of executives and staff. It’s unusual compared to other institutions, but it’s also what… Read More


What does love cost? For the average person, it’s about $137. That’s how much most people spend on Valentine’s Day, and that doesn’t even factor in costs for dates, activities or dining out. Among all U.S. consumers, we shell out a total of $18.2 billion on our loved ones. If these numbers leave you feeling… Read More


Wednesday, Feb. 28 marks FirstBank’s 55th birthday. On that day, you can swing by any of our 115-plus locations to enjoy sweet treats and refreshments on us — in celebration of five and half decades of company growth. We’ve been thinking about other ways we can recognize such an impressive milestone, and thought, there’s a lot… Read More


 Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is approaching. But there is no need to sulk if you’re single. In 2017, the average customer was predicted to spend $136 on gifts, which is about $18.2 billion total across the U.S. If you don’t have a sweetheart to spoil on Valentine’s Day, here are 14 inexpensive (or… Read More


Your credit score is something you don’t think about until you really need it. Maybe it’s when you’re standing in line for the new iPhone and find out you’ll be required to pay a deposit because of poor credit. Cue sad face emoji. 😢 While it may be tempting to sign up for another store credit… Read More


There is a mountain of job postings saved in your inbox; you are swimming in rejection emails and your motivation is slowly fading. You’re not alone. According to Forbes, the millennial unemployment rate is 12.8 percent, more than double the national average of 4.9 percent. Luckily, if you’re in the market, the New Year may… Read More


Financial elder abuse, where senior citizens are manipulated for financial gain, is a growing problem. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), one in 20 seniors indicated some form of financial abuse or theft. Fraud and financial elder abuse costs older Americans more than $36.5 billion annually. What’s worse, 90 percent of the “abusers”… Read More