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


At FirstBank, we keep our finger on the financial world, so we can deliver the latest and greatest money-saving ideas. This week we’re offering some useful tips for saving money at the pump and qualifying for a home loan. Here’s what you need to know now: Save at the pump: Now that the price of oil… Read More


In this week’s installment of “Money Saving Tips,” we’re sharing smart ways to save more at home and abroad. Here’s what you should know now: Money-Saving Tips for Moms. Creating a sound, reasonable household budget is only the first step to saving your family more money. Reporter Maria Lalonde of U.S. News & World Report… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on how to teach your kids financial literacy, when to sell your home and ways to be more frugal: Teaching Your Kids Good Sense: According to CNBC Reporter Kellie B. Grant, you should not underestimate the importance of teaching financial literacy. In her latest article she offers a few interactive… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on rebalancing retirement investments, what to do with an old health savings account, and how to determine if you’re ready to become a homeowner. Here’s what you need to know now: With the stock market off to a rocky start in 2016, you’re likely one of the millions of Americans… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on buying your first car, how to throw an affordable Championship game party and a few changes you should be aware of when filing your taxes. Here’s what you need to know now: It’s easy to make mistakes when buying a car, especially if it’s your first time. Dr. Penny… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on what to do with your 401(k) when you switch jobs, how to properly claim charity contributions on your tax return, and how to keep your budget in check. Here’s what you need to know now. If you’re in the process of switching jobs, take comfort in knowing the money… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on filling out the FAFSA, what steps to take when transitioning from two incomes to one, as well as what expenses are tax deductible while job-hunting. Here’s what you need to know now. Despite thinking you might be ineligible to receive financial aid for your college-bound child, Janet Berry-Johnson from… Read More