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


From simple tips to big issues, here’s what you need to know this week (well at least in the personal finance/banking world): According to a survey, only 30% of Americans plan to save their tax return this year. This Wall Street Journal piece gives advice for those of us who have a hard time saving… Read More


It’s rare to find a local business so committed to the beautiful state of Colorado that all their meats, drinks—even their insurance and bank accounts 😉 —are from locally owned and operated companies. That’s what we found in Fort Collins’ newest restaurant and FirstBank customer, The Colorado Room. Proud owners Danny Shea and Justin Serr… 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): Looking for places to cut costs? You may want to look in your garage. According to this AAA report published in the Wall Street Journal even the cheapest midsize sedans costs more than… Read More