Financial Education Center

How COVID-19 Has Changed Consumer Behavior and the Future of Retail

U.S. consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of all economic activity, so it's good news that many businesses and consumers have adapted quickly to the new normal created by the pandemic.

New Year’s Resolutions for Wealth Planning

For many of us, 2021 could not come fast enough.  While New Year’s resolutions are a common tradition, making and keeping effective resolutions may be part of the key to making sure this year is better than the last.

Understanding Your Paycheck

Congratulations! You've just landed a new job. Here are some important things to be aware of before you receive your first paycheck.

Establishing a Budget

Do you ever wonder where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you're never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals.

Nicklaus: Stock Market Sets Records As It Looks Past a Worsening Pandemic

First Bank’s Director of Investments David Presson recently spoke to David Nicklaus with the St. Louis Post Dispatch about how the stock market has set records high, while the global pandemic has worsened. Read what David Presson had to say.

Check Out Checking for Your Son or Daughter

Do you have a high school or college student and he or she has just started their first job? Or, perhaps, they’ve moved into their first apartment and are embarking on their own financial journey.