Several years ago when Colorado native and longtime FirstBank customer, Sean Smiley, wanted to leave a successful career in the oil and gas business and invest his life savings into creating an all agave-based spirits distillery, not everyone was onboard. But Smiley had good reason for this drastic lifestyle change: to spend more time with… Read More


Sloan’s Lake in Denver covers approximately 177 acres; do you know how long it takes to walk all the way around it?  On Sunday, June 8, 27 members of the FirstBank team discovered that… well the answer varies depending on your pace and the heat of the day.  They also discovered the good feeling that… Read More


The American Dream is not dead. With the right tips and tools, smarter investments can lead to greater rewards. Personal finance articles this week highlight ways to properly invest and spend money. Here’s what you need to know this week: A poll released by CNN revealed that 59% of Americans believe the American Dream is… Read More


To help our readers stay up-to-date on important personal finance and economic news and information, we’re pulling together our regular “week in review” feature. Each week, we’ll highlight interesting, informative and ‘good to know’ tidbits to help you stay up-to-speed. Here’s what you need to know this week: Did you ever think to search the… Read More


Today is National Donut Day! According to donutdayusa.com National Donut Day falls on the first Friday in June each year. DonutDayUSA even has a ‘Hot Donuts Finder’ available on their website. You can read all about the history of the ‘Doughnut’ here. Did you know that every Saturday at FirstBank is FREE donut day?!?! You can… Read More


From simple tips to big issues, here’s what you need to know this week (well at least in the personal finance/banking world): Having control over your time may be more important to financial success than you think. A new article from Motley Fool suggests that working smarter, not necessarily harder, is key to success. Are… Read More


From simple tips to big issues, here’s what you need to know this week (well at least in the personal finance/banking world): The warmer months are a popular time to tackle home improvement projects, but be sure to check out this article from Wise Bread, which warns of 10 surprising things that lower the value… Read More


I have so much respect for small business owners.  Each day they make hundreds of small and large decisions.  Some decisions are relatively simple, like what brand of coffee to buy for the break room or what company to use for overnight shipping.  But more commonly, the decisions made are far more difficult and impact… Read More


Are you a business owner? If you are, we have a feeling you’ll understand these two questions all too well: Q: What is my business worth??? (Endless question marks and painful pondering) A: One of the reasons for this unfortunate, gnawing question is there is no hard and fast answer.   However, I’m happy to share… Read More