Eligible Colorado taxpayers are beginning to receive—or have received—a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) refund check in the amount of $750 for single filers and $1,500 for joint filers. Some of these checks are made out to multiple payees who are not joint parties on a FirstBank account. These are commonly referred to as “multiple-party”… Read More


Credit card fraud is the most common type of identity theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) most recent study, consumers reported nearly half-a-million credit card cases in 2020. While card fraud is an unfortunate reality for many, with some preparation and vigilance, you can prevent becoming a victim. Here’s where to start. Secure… Read More


Credit reports can have a massive impact on your life. You may know that lenders pull credit reports when considering loan approvals, but did you know that landlords, and even employers, may be looking at your credit report to understand how you handle responsibilities? So much depends on having a good credit history and score… Read More


Insufficient funds notices and overdraft fees can be an unnecessary strain on your finances, but with some planning and these five strategies, you can help avoid them. Here’s how:  Sign up for Account Alerts  Most online banking services offer email or even text message alerts to warn you of low balances. An alert can notify you when… Read More


If you think identity theft could never happen to you, think again. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received an astounding 1.4 million identity theft reports. Combined with other fraud cases, the total loss amounted to over $5.9 billion. But identity theft doesn’t have to happen to you. Here are some steps you can… Read More


In recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Month, we’re outlining some warning signs to watch out for so you can protect yourself and those you love. What is elder financial abuse? The U.S. Justice Department defines elder financial abuse as any improper use of an adult’s finances and property, either without their consent or through manipulative… Read More


Weddings are beautiful celebrations of love, but they can cost a pretty penny. In 2021, the average wedding cost was $34,000, leaving some couples to wonder if it is possible to have their dream wedding without compromising their financial future. Fortunately, there are endless ways couples can get creative while planning their wedding to uncover… Read More


Debt is something most folks tackle at some point. In fact, consumer debt rose to nearly $15 trillion in 2020. That’s why using credit wisely is so vital, and the goal of today’s article is to provide a short guide to help you better manage debt.   Understanding what kind of debt you have is… Read More