Financial Education Center

Wait, Are You Saying the Holidays Could Cost Me Over a $1,000 This Year?!

Are you ready for the holidays? If not, we get it. From the challenges of the pandemic and supply and labor shortages to higher costs for everything from gas to groceries, saving up for the holiday season may not have been exactly at the top of your to-do list.

Update Your Home with a Home Equity Line of Credit

Preparing to make updates or additions to your home can be financially straining. A HELOC home loan is a great way to fund projects, as you’ll be able to use the funds many times for multiple projects, like a new roof in the spring or a new pool in the summer.

When Breaking up With Your Bank Makes Sense

After 100 years in business, we’re very familiar with all things banking. This means we’ve listened and learned from our clients regarding what they want and need in their financial services provider.

Wealth Management Strategies | Tools For Lowering Income Tax Burdens

David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank Wealth Management, shares some tools for lowering income tax burdens.

College on a Budget

Young people often get their first real taste of adulthood at college. This is their first chance to plan their own schedule, choose their own academic pursuits, do their own laundry, and manage their own finances.

Wealth Management Strategies | Preparing For Retirement

David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank Wealth Management, shares insight on the factors that will determine the prospects of a successful retirement and the value of wealth planning in preparing for retirement.