In December, the Internal Revenue Service announced a delay of one year in reporting the new $600 IRS tax law. This tax law requires online sellers and gig workers who have received over $600 annually on payment platforms like Cash App, Venmo, or PayPal to report the income using a 1099-K tax form. Previously, these… Read More


One of the newest budgeting trends made popular by Generation Z is similar to one from a less digital world, about 20 to 30 years ago. Before the surge of plastic payment methods and virtual wallets, hoarding cash was the norm. However, the recent cash-stuffing trend has taken social media platforms by storm. If you’ve… Read More


¿Qué es Colorado Gives Day? Colorado Gives Day (CGD) es un evento anual de donaciones en línea de un día que beneficia a más de 3,000 organizaciones sin fines de lucro y, como resultado, a todos los habitantes de Colorado. Está programado para el martes 6 de diciembre. FirstBank se asoció con Community First Foundation… Read More


The check has been a popular form of payment dating back to Roman times. Although there’s been a decline in check usage due to the rise of digital payment services, some forms of check fraud are actually on the rise, according to reports. But how are fraudsters scamming check users? The answer may surprise you.… Read More


With rising inflation and skyrocketing prices, it’s no wonder folks are looking for ways to maximize their money, including cryptocurrency investments. According to reports, digital currencies experienced massive growth over the past decade, with nearly 60 million U.S. users in 2021. Unfortunately, where there’s money, there are scammers ready and poised to take it. Today,… Read More


Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday — the day when consumers are encouraged to shop locally and make purchases from the stores in their neighborhoods. Now, Small Business Saturday has catapulted into a mega-moneymaker for local business owners with consumers spending $23.3 billion in 2021.  Here’s how shopping… 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


As we hurl toward the holidays, many of us are looking to pin down holiday plans and book travel. But with skyrocketing airfare costs and inflation, how is it possible to save money this holiday season? While airline ticket prices are up 25% — surpassing inflation — there are still savvy ways to save on… Read More


FirstBank is no stranger to the Digital Age. We offer on-the-go banking access and try to make staying on top of your finances easy. You can check balances, review transactions, send money to friends and family, apply for loans, and more without ever stepping foot in a branch through FirstBank’s Mobile Banking app and online… Read More