Financial Education Center

The Budget and the Debt Ceiling: Federal Spending in the Crosshairs

On September 30, 2021, Congress averted a potential federal government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution to provide funding for government operations through December 3, 2021.1 This was only a temporary measure, and lawmakers will continue to wrestle with the budget for fiscal year 2022, as well as the debt ceiling, which requires action by mid-October.

Wealth Management Strategies | Social Security

David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank Wealth Management, shares insight on social security and the role it plays in financial planning.

Retirement Savings Tips for Millennials

If you're a millennial, retirement may barely register in your consciousness. Between paying down student loans, trying to take that first step on the housing ladder, or other financial priorities, you may have little time to think much about your life 35 years from now.

An Action Plan for Preretirees

As someone saving for their retirement, you may want to periodically revisit your investing and financial strategies as well as your timetable for retirement.

Healthcare in Retirement

Health care in retirement is available from many sources. Government programs (such as Medicaid and Medicare) offer numerous health care benefits.

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.