The Golden Years of retirement should be a time of rest and relaxation after a lifetime of work, but improper or inadequate retirement planning can mean working longer than expected. In fact, some studies claim that half of Americans are at risk of not having enough for retirement. Knowing the mistakes to avoid and areas… Read More


The cost of groceries is going up, a trend you’ve probably seen firsthand at the supermarket. And while reports indicate this pattern is likely to continue, it doesn’t have to mean a budget-busting trip to the supermarket. Consider these tips to help you spend less and save more on groceries in 2021. 1. Don’t get… Read More


Combating climate change has been a hot topic for years, and a 2020 Pew Research poll found that 65 percent of Americans think more needs to be done to address the issue. While a host of legislators, scientists, and other experts debate as to how to best tackle the problem, we as consumers can do… Read More


The COVID-19 pandemic offers us some valuable insights in making our finances more resilient. A few trends have emerged in saving, spending, and investment habits during this time, and today, we’re passing on some of the best lessons we’ve learned.… Read More


FirstBank continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of our customers, communities and employees. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), and are following strict guidelines provided by government agencies and health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please review the information below for specific details. Financial Resources for Individuals… Read More


FirstBank continúa priorizando la seguridad y el bienestar de los clientes, las comunidades y los empleados. Estamos observando de cerca la situación en relación con el coronavirus (COVID-19) conforme evoluciona y estamos siguiendo las estrictas pautas establecidas por agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones de salud, incluyendo los CDC (Centros para el Control y la Prevención de… Read More


If you feel a dollar short and constantly bogged down by debt, you’re not alone. According to reported data, consumer debt reached a record $14.88 trillion last year. In the spirit of Independence Day, we’re here to offer four tips to get you on the path to financial freedom. 1. Eliminate unproductive debt Not all… Read More


As a parent, you want the best for your kids, and helping them develop good habits gives them the foundation for healthy, happy and secure lives. A great place to start is to help them develop good habits for managing money. In honor of Children’s Day on June 13, here are six important tips for… Read More


Senior citizens are grandparents, neighbors, friends, and well-respected members of our society. Unfortunately, they’re also the most vulnerable to financial abuse. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) up to five million seniors experience financial abuse of some kind, costing older Americans more than $36.5 billion annually. Sadly, unlike some other forms of financial… Read More


Los adultos mayores son abuelos, vecinos, amigos y miembros respetados de nuestra sociedad. Lamentablemente, también son los más vulnerables al abuso financiero. Según el Consejo Nacional sobre el Envejecimiento (National Council on Aging, NCOA), hasta cinco millones de adultos mayores experimentan algún tipo de abuso financiero, lo que le cuesta a los estadounidenses de edad… Read More