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Give the Gift of Savings This Holiday Season

By First IB on December 12, 2016

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Gift giving during the holidays can be a challenge. Just ask the guy lugging around some French hens, ten dancing lords and (a modest) five golden rings. Imagine that wrapping … Read More

Save Time, Gain Control with New First IB Card Management Tools

By First IB on December 5, 2016

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At First IB, we’re always looking for ways to make banking a little easier and give you more control. Two new card management tools for First IB Visa credit and … Read More

[VIDEO] Understanding Retirement Plans

By First IB on November 30, 2016

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Confused about how 401K savings plans work? Laura Mongon, a retirement plan advisor from ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors, shares the basics about 401Ks in this short video.

[VIDEO] Understanding Health Savings Accounts

By First IB on November 8, 2016

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A Health Savings Account, or HSA, is a tax-advantaged account that can be used to pay for your eligible healthcare expenses. Watch this short video to learn a little bit … Read More

Best Ways to Start Saving for the Holidays

By First IB on November 7, 2016

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“Christmas in July” is the name of a movie in which a man called Jimmy is tricked into believing he’s won $25,000 in a national radio contest. (It’s from 1940, … Read More

How to Tell You’re Ready to Buy a House

By First IB on October 31, 2016

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Making the decision to become a homeowner can be emotionally and financially complex. Here are some key things to ask yourself if you’re considering whether buying is right for you. … Read More

5 Tips for Studying Abroad Without Breaking the Bank

By First IB on October 6, 2016

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An increasing number of students are leaving college with the experience of studying in a foreign country. While the prospect of studying abroad may seem daunting — both financially and … Read More

Building the Foundation for a Healthy Financial Future

By Guest Author: Nick Mates, First IB Operations Intern on September 28, 2016

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Growing up with a mom in the financial services industry and working for a bank throughout college has helped me learn a few tips for making it a little easier … Read More

[VIDEO] Tips for Establishing and Building Credit

By First IB on September 22, 2016

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Looking to start building your credit history? Watch this short video for a few tips for establishing and building credit, to lay the groundwork for a better borrowing future.

Flipped Houses: What to Be Aware of in Your Search for a New Home

By First IB on September 12, 2016

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Purchasing a home is a major investment. When you’re searching for a new home, you want to be sure you’re getting a quality, lasting home for the money. “Flipped” homes … Read More

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