Financial Education Center

Webinar: COVID Vaccinations: Can Employers Require?

First Bank’s Center for Family Owned Businesses held a webinar on January 12th covering COVID vaccinations and if employers can require them.

Annual Market Review 2020

Over the past 12 months, we have endured a global pandemic resulting in numerous deaths and hospitalizations, mass layoffs, a sinking economy, and a contentious presidential election. Our lives and lifestyles changed, where working and learning from home became the "new normal," and in- person communication was replaced by virtual meetings. In short, 2020 was a very memorable year that tested our resolve, patience, and courage.

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.

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.

Consolidated Appropriations Act Provides Relief to Individuals and Businesses

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021) was signed into law. Major relief provisions are summarized here, as well as some additional tax provisions.

Financial Resolutions: Kick-Start the Year on the Right Financial Track

Have you started your New Years resolutions? The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to reflect on your finances to get an understanding of your current financial situation. Here are a few financial resolutions to consider for the new year.