The holidays are a special time for giving, and this year, consumers plan to spend an average of $819 on holiday gifts. But when the holidays come to an end, the new year all too often ushers in a big stack of bills. Last year, Americans with holiday debt added an average of $1,054 to… 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


Stop by one of the following FirstBank branch locations on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to noon to take part in our “Saving is in Style Saturdays.” Every Saturday throughout July, several branch locations will be providing FREE food, treats, relaxation services or popular health and family fun activities at no cost to the public.… Read More


Stop by one of the following FirstBank branch locations on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to noon to take part in our “Saving is in Style Saturdays.” Every Saturday throughout July, several branch locations will be providing FREE foods, treats, relaxation services or popular health and family fun activities at no cost to the public. This… Read More


Stop by one of the following FirstBank branch locations on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon to take part in our second “Saving is in Style Saturdays.” Every Saturday throughout July, several branch locations will be providing FREE foods, treats, relaxation services or popular health and family fun activities at no cost to the… Read More


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