Financial Education Center

Have You Checked Your Retirement Plan Lately?

It's generally a good idea to review your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan at least once each year and when major life changes occur. If you haven't given your plan a thorough review within the last 12 months, now may be a good time to do so.

Retirement Legislation Awaits Further Action

To discuss your retirement planning options, schedule an appointment with a First Bank Wealth Management advisor.

Webinar: 2023 Economic Outlook - Unique Opportunities in a Potentially Challenging Year

George Nicola, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for First Bank Wealth Management, and a panel of experts discussed the possible challenges investors may face in 2023. From recession to stagflation, the panel unpacked how investors can avoid costly mistakes and capitalize on opportunities that may arise in a potentially challenging year.

Funding Your Future with a Fixed Annuity

A fixed annuity is a contract between you and an annuity issuer, usually an insurance company. In its simplest form, you pay money to the annuity issuer; the issuer invests the funds and pays the principal and its earnings back to you or to your named beneficiary. What's fixed about a fixed annuity? The issuer guarantees (subject to its claims-paying ability) a minimum rate of interest on your investment and a fixed benefit amount if you elect to annuitize.

Veterans Pensions for Retired Servicemembers

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pension program benefits former servicemembers who have limited incomes and, in some cases, health problems that aren't related to military service. The VA also administers a special pension program for Medal of Honor recipients.

Working with a Financial Advisor

The world of 50 years ago was a lot different than it is today. An individual often worked at the same job all his or her adult life, lived in the same house, and stayed married to the same spouse. In those days, too, one spouse could support a family, paying for college ordinarily didn't require taking out a second mortgage, and people could look forward to retiring on Social Security and possibly a company pension.