Financial Education Center

How Does Inflation Affect Me?

Are you saving for retirement? For your children's education? For any other long-term goal? If so, you'll want to know about something that can impact your savings: inflation. Inflation is the increase in the price of products over time.

Webinar: Measure What Matters in Your Family Business

Revenues, profits, a strong balance sheet: measuring success is important to all businesses. But, are there other important measurements in a family-owned business? Find out what the key metrics are for successful, generational family businesses.

Giving to Grow: Core Values in a Family Business

Core values are what drive our daily decisions. From how we interact with others to the causes we support, everyone is motivated differently. This can also be the case for businesses.

High Mortgage Down Payments Shouldn’t Hold You Back!

Homeownership can be out of reach for potential buyers with low-to-modest incomes. In the past, traditional advice was for renters and potential buyers to save enough to make a 20% down payment in order to get more favorable lending terms.

Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached.

Tribute to Those Who Served - Dale Schaefer

First Bank, along with the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, had the pleasure to feature Navy Captain Dale Schaefer in the “Tribute to Those Who Served” at a St. Louis Blues game. Captain Schaefer was active in the military from 1958 – 1963 and then in the reserves for over 25 years. He served on the front lines of the Cold War during the building of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban missile crisis. He flew A3 Bombers and had 199 mission landings.