Financial Education Center

How’s Your Rainy Day Savings Fund?

Having a cushion or extra money in the bank does more than cover you when “life happens”, it also give you a sense of control and financial security should an unexpected emergency arise.

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.

23 Financial (or Not) Resolutions For 2023

The end of the year is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. As we head into the new year, what are some things you hope to accomplish?

The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide for The Holidays

Shopping for holiday gifts can be a daunting task. From long lines to out-of-stock items, the rush of the holiday season can be overwhelming. As you start thinking of potential holiday gift ideas for your children, keep in mind the things they have been asking for or things they could benefit from.

There’s No Sugar Cookie-ing It—The Holidays Are Going to Cost You Some Dough

If you haven’t considered how to pay for the holidays yet, now may be a good time. Like always, being prepared and having a plan—and a holiday list—is always your best option.

Is Inflation Taking a Toll on Your Wallet?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices are up by 8.2%ˡ. In dollars, that means, most consumers are now paying an additional $445 more per month for goods and services, like groceries, rent, and healthcare².