Financial Education Center

Social Security and Medicare Face Financial Challenges

Most Americans will eventually receive Social Security and Medicare benefits. Each year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds release lengthy reports to Congress that assess the health of these important programs.

Three Financial Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

Are you newly engaged? As you start your life together with your partner, First Bank recommends these financial tips to help your finances start off on the right track.

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.