Interest rates are still historically low but are expected to rise over the coming year, and house hunters are feeling pressured to find a home – asap. While it’s easy to get caught up in the granite countertops and flashy backsplashes, buying a home is also one of the biggest investments you’ll make. And truth… Read More


Several years ago, the only commercial flight out of the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico was cancelled. As disgruntled passengers sat around cursing their bad luck, one man had an interesting idea: he decided to charter a private plane for $2,000 to Puerto Rico and charged impatient travelers $39 per head. Before people started boarding,… Read More


Something is growing in popularity amongst the nation’s largest generation (Millennials) and it isn’t sparkly boots, bold patterns or color blocking. It’s something far more widespread and even a little more obscure. What it is exactly? It’s SAVING. According to a recent study, an estimated 50 percent of them have $15,000+ socked away. What’s more,… Read More


According to Business Insider, the best time to sell is slowly approaching. In early May, houses sell faster and for more money than any other time of the year. If you’re eager to get your home “real estate ready” in hopes of taking advantage of the bustling market, but don’t have a big budget for trendy upgrades,… Read More


What does love cost? For the average person, it’s about $137. That’s how much most people spend on Valentine’s Day, and that doesn’t even factor in costs for dates, activities or dining out. Among all U.S. consumers, we shell out a total of $18.2 billion on our loved ones. If these numbers leave you feeling… Read More


Does your bank account balance seem to decrease on its own? You’ve tried everything to save money, but are still living paycheck-to-paycheck? You may be among the millions of Americans, who are unknowingly throwing thousands of dollars out the window by paying full price for these money-draining-expenses. Here are six things that are “money-wasters,” but… Read More


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