Financial Education Center

Brighten Your Holidays This Year with First Bank

The holiday season is in full swing! What do you have left to accomplish? Here are a few ways First Bank can help you during the holiday season.

Introduction to College Banking

It’s that time of year when campus sports have started, fall weather is here, and professors have loaded students up with homework. Whether you’re a returning college student or a freshman, there are plenty of things that you can get ahead of during this time.

College Tuition Costs Increase Nearly 8% Each Year: Find Out Ways to Avoid Student Loans

When you think of college, the expense of pursuing higher education and student loans might be two things that come to mind. Here are a few ways you can fund a college education without completely relying on student loans.

Best College Savings Plans

College education is expensive and will likely get more so as time goes on. The average tuition for the 2019-2020 school year ranged from $40,000 (for private colleges) to $11,000 (for state colleges), and has only gone up since then.

Understanding the Net Investment Income Tax

If your income hits a certain level, you may face an additional wrinkle in calculating your taxes: the net investment income tax (also referred to as the unearned income Medicare contribution tax).

New College Cost Data for 2020-2021 School Year

Every year, the College Board releases updated college cost data and trends in its annual report.