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


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


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


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


“Mo money, mo problems,” a popular song lyric popularized by the Notorious B.I.G (Biggie Smalls) in the ‘90s, laid out the problems inherited as one’s cash supply grows. But, what if your problem is a lack of money to begin with? Certainly no one, not even Biggie Smalls, is arguing that there are somehow less… Read More


Dogs. The very name conjures up thoughts of adorable puppies, tear jerking movies, and fond nostalgia for owners. They’re cute, they’re fluffy, and they’re a man’s best friend (women seem to love them, too!). While we wouldn’t advise you to take financial advice from your dog (insert puns here…”de-paw-sit”), we can point out where Fido… Read More


Believe it or not, fall presents one of the best times to save some serious cash on travel, energy costs and more. Here are seven incredibly easy money saving tips to get you started: Say no to Pumpkin Spice Lattes. When the leaves fall and the weather cools, there’s something very enticing about popping into… Read More


Saving Up for Your Time Off According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, August has the highest number of births. What’s more, September 16th represents the most common birthday of the year. While we can only speculate about why so many babies are born this time of year (insert cheeky remarks about too many glasses… Read More


According to a new survey from ApartmentList.com, college-educated Millennials will need about five years to save for a down payment on a median-priced home. What’s worse, Millennials living in Denver will need 15 years (15!) to save for a home, thanks to increasing costs. While this news is frustrating, there are things you can do… Read More


Seven Hacks to Boosting the Value of Your Home  It’s officially home buying season and according to Business Insider, the best time to sell is quickly approaching. In early May, houses sell faster and for more money than any other time of the year. If you’re like most Americans, eager to take advantage of the bustling real… Read More