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


El año pasado, los clientes de FirstBank nos ayudaron a plantar 50,000 árboles. ¡Con su ayuda, nuestro objetivo es plantar 50,000 más! FirstBank está facilitando que los clientes hagan crecer más que sus ahorros este verano. Del 1 de junio al 31 de agosto, plantaremos 5 árboles por cada FirstBank Bloom Package* que se abra en asociación… 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


The ability to effectively manage your credit is a key component of financial literacy and the purpose of today’s article is to briefly shed light on a few credit essentials. What is credit, and why is it important? Before we get into what factors make up a credit score, it’s helpful to grasp why it’s… Read More


Earth Day is April 22nd, and in honor of the special day, we’ve compiled a list of eight things you could stop doing to be more environmentally friendly while saving some cash. 1. Stop receiving paper statements One of the simplest ways to reduce your climate impact is to switch to paperless statements. According to… Read More


Keeping your money safe and secure is partly about vigilance and knowing how to spot a scammer. Today, we will outline one of the ways fraudsters attempt to take your money; phishing.  How phishing works Fraudsters pose as FirstBank employees to send emails and text messages to customers requesting a Zelle transaction be verified on… Read More


In honor of Financial Literacy Month this April, we’re thrilled to announce our #MoneyManagerMonday and Bonus Bucks Giveaways! Here’s how you can try your hand at winning either a $100 Visa Gift Card or $500 in cash. #MoneyManagerMonday Three lucky winners will receive a $100 Visa e-Gift Card every Monday in April – for a… Read More


Like many people, you may have started this year intending to spend less and save more. And like many people—80 percent, in fact—you’ve probably already broken your New Year’s resolution. That’s okay; there is still enough time to reevaluate your goals and get back on track. Reassess Your Goals But before you recommit to your… Read More