Graduating from college and launching a life of your own is an exciting, and slightly scary, time. It might be the first time you’ve been financially independent, earning a living and making decisions about how to spend your money. Now that you have an increased income, the temptation may be to spend your money on… Read More


For the first time in the 21-year history of the competition, the World Cup will be played in Russia. The world’s highest attended sporting event will take place across thirteen cities and sixteen stadiums, from June 14 –July 15. Although the U.S. Men’s National team failed to qualify, there are still some great local spots… Read More


The weather is warming up, the kids are getting out of class, and the pools are opening. It’s starting to look a lot like summer. That can only mean one thing: it’s officially grilling season. Unfortunately, as the barbeques grow in size and quantity, so too can the price tag. To help throw an amazing… Read More


With the wedding season right around the corner, we can smell love in the air and also hear the cries of grooms and brides as they evaluate their wedding budget. Who wouldn’t shed a few tears when the average wedding is nearly $35,000 — more than half the median annual household income ($55,000)? And results in… Read More


Something is growing in popularity amongst the nation’s largest generation (Millennials) and it isn’t sparkly boots, bold patterns or color blocking. It’s something far more widespread and even a little more obscure. What it is exactly? It’s SAVING. According to a recent study, an estimated 50 percent of them have $15,000+ socked away. What’s more,… Read More


Does your bank account balance seem to decrease on its own? You’ve tried everything to save money, but are still living paycheck-to-paycheck? You may be among the millions of Americans, who are unknowingly throwing thousands of dollars out the window by paying full price for these money-draining-expenses. Here are six things that are “money-wasters,” but… Read More


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spends over $4,000 a year on groceries and that’s only going to increase. And while FirstBank has been known to pay for groceries, we can’t always be there. So here are several easy ways to save at the store without compromising your health.… Read More