Financial Education Center

Financial Literacy Month 2021: Are You on Track to Financial Wellness?

April is National Financial Literacy Month, or a month set aside to highlight the importance of sound financial behaviors. Financial literacy is understanding and employing financial skills, such as budgeting, debt management, and investing.

A Few Simple Ideas to Reduce Income Tax

Though the official tax filing deadline has been pushed back to May 17, 2021 April still has the honorable distinction of being considered “tax month” in the hearts and minds of most Americans.

A Lifetime of Retirement Planning Webinar

David Frederick, Director of Client Advice and Success at First Bank Wealth Management, discusses the financial needs people face as they age, how to source funds to meet their needs, and basic steps to help ensure a successful retirement plan.

Market Month: February 2021

February began on a high note as investors drew encouragement from strong fourth-quarter earnings reports and encouraging employment data. However, news was not all positive. The COVID-related death toll in the United States reached 500,000. Nevertheless, two vaccines were rolled out last month, with a third one on tap for release in March.

Market Month: January 2021

Stocks were able to weather the storm of events that occurred throughout January, despite investors having numerous reasons to move away from equities.

What Drives Investment Decisions, Our Hearts or Our Minds?

Undoubtedly, 2020 will go down in history as a record setting year, but also as one of, if not the most, hated and devastating year in modern time.