Spring has sprung, and while there are many things to look forward to, house cleaning probably isn’t one of them. But what if we told you that decluttering your home could put some extra dough in your pockets? Yep, that’s right. Here are five ways to turn that junk stash into cash:   Turn new or gently… Read More


When it comes to teaching kids the value of money and the importance of saving, studies find it’s better to start those conversations early. Kids as young as three can learn basic saving and spending habits, so take this time as an opportunity to build a smart financial foundation. While there are many ways to teach… Read More


Picture this: you finally got up the courage to ask out your crush and they actually said yes. Next step is to impress them with a date that will hopefully lead to more dates in the future. Dating isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t cheap, but if done right, it shouldn’t have to break the… Read More


Wedding season is almost here, and it’s crunch time to start planning one of the most memorable days of your life. Turns out you have expensive taste, but a low priced budget. Fret not, here are seven ways to have a champagne wedding on a beer budget. Consider an Unconventional Venue. Most wedding venues can… Read More


Whether you want a tropical location, to explore a different country or do something adventurous, you can have the Spring Break you want without breaking (pun intended) the bank. Lucky for you, we tapped our most wanderlust world travelers to compile a list of seven inexpensive Spring Break destinations that you can enjoy without sacrificing your… Read More


Saving money is a key way to fund major spending without going into debt. But if you find hanging on to cash challenging, we got you covered. Here are seven easy ways to making saving money easier. 1. Cut energy waste Unplugging electronics before bed is one simple way to save money. Televisions, computers and… Read More


At FirstBank, we keep our finger on the financial world, so we can deliver the latest and greatest money-saving ideas. This week we’re offering some useful tips for saving money at the pump and qualifying for a home loan. Here’s what you need to know now: Save at the pump: Now that the price of oil… Read More


In this week’s installment of “Money Saving Tips,” we’re sharing smart ways to save more at home and abroad. Here’s what you should know now: Money-Saving Tips for Moms. Creating a sound, reasonable household budget is only the first step to saving your family more money. Reporter Maria Lalonde of U.S. News & World Report… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on how to teach your kids financial literacy, when to sell your home and ways to be more frugal: Teaching Your Kids Good Sense: According to CNBC Reporter Kellie B. Grant, you should not underestimate the importance of teaching financial literacy. In her latest article she offers a few interactive… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on how to lease a vehicle for less and avoid moving companies that can cost you more in the long run. Here’s what you need to know now: Leasing a vehicle: Compared to buying a car, leasing can sometimes be a great way to get a brand new vehicle at… Read More