FirstBank is excited to announce a four-part series on scams: “How To Spot A Scam & What To Do.”  So follow along as we highlight common scams, how to identify them, and what to do. First up: technical support scams. The Situation: While logging into online banking you receive a pop-up message that something is wrong… Read More


Mile High United Way supports kids with a wide range of health issues, including: hearing and vision problems, autism, development delays and more. The nonprofit also helps children learn valuable skills to succeed and helps public schools increase their student graduation rates, enabling youth to get jobs with livable wages, stay out of trouble and… Read More


For those of you that want to learn more about our College Savings Accounts (CSAs), also known as 529 accounts, we have some special plans at one of our Colorado locations:   Location: in front of our South Kipling and Belleview location When: Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Freebies: Coffee, donuts,… Read More


They say college is the best years of your life. In a blink of an eye those years are gone and you’re walking up to accept your diploma. Pictures and memories will be your only reminder of those great years. Well those and crushing student loans. While you could pay minimum payments every month for… Read More


Cheddar, doubloons, big-ones, ‘the almighty dollar’; cash goes by many names. From bullet sized silver blobs in Thailand to the giant Rai stone-money on the island of Yap, money has been a medium of exchange between people for thousands of years. So how did we end up with copper-nickel rounds and green cotton-paper with the… Read More


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


Human beings are habit-creating machines, craving any mental or physical shortcut that lets us focus on higher-level thoughts, such as what’s for lunch or developing theories about Netflix dramas. Still, every person who is good at money learned good habits, which means you can, too. “What we know from lab studies is that it’s never too late… 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


Home improvements come with great benefits. A well preserved, updated house is not only great to live in, but results in increased property value. Unfortunately, outsourcing improvement projects can be expensive. So here are six do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects that don’t come with a big price tag and can still make a big difference:  Give… Read More


A chance encounter: It all started with an online dating profile titled “Must Love Phish,” a label inspired by Kara DiStefano’s favorite band and a clever variation of the 2005 American ‘rom-com.’ But after one particularly toxic relationship, the longtime FirstBank customer and award-winning nanny was slowly starting to give up on romance. She was… Read More