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Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is important to you and the economic well-being of the communities we serve.

Financial Education Articles | How-To Videos | Click-Thru Demos

Your knowledge of budgeting, managing debt, building a positive credit history, and saving money is critical to your financial success. 

At First Bank and Trust (FBT), we want our community to succeed on all fronts, and many times this begins with a solid financial education. A lack of financial literacy can hold you back. That’s why FBT has developed a robust Financial Literacy program. We have a diverse portfolio of articles, how-to videos, click-thru demos, and even a fun financial literacy app. With all of these tools at hand, you can be on your way toward building your financial knowledge and creating a more secure future. So whether you are just starting out, looking to expand your knowledge, or are a business owner looking to make smart moves, we’ve got you covered. 

In addition to the information provided here, FBT’s knowledgeable bankers will listen to you carefully and help you choose the best option for your individual needs. We will provide guidance on how to safeguard, build, or restore your credit. And, we will encourage you to save so you are ready for both planned and unplanned events that can have a big impact your life.

With just a few key steps, you can set yourself up for a healthy financial future. 


Keys for a healthy financial future include:

  • Develop a plan with goals and timelines - know what you want to achieve.
  • Break your goals down into specific steps that are realistic and achievable.
  • Create a budget making sure that it includes all your income and expenses.
  • Review your budget and your bills to see where you can reduce expenses.
  • Pay yourself first to begin saving.
  • Grow your savings over time.
  • Implement your plan, review it regularly, and stick to it.

Financial Education Articles

If you are looking to begin your journey to knowledge about your banking and finances, these financial education articles are a great place to get started. Set yourself on a path to become more knowledgeable and financially independent.


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How-To Videos 

FBT offers many products that make your banking easier and more accessible. Click on these short videos that give you quick instructions on how best to use these valuable tools. 

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Click-Thru Demos

Get hands-on help in learning to use FBT resources. Find out how easy it is to use our many products. Managing your banking, paying bills, and keeping track of expenses has never been easier. Use our Click-Thru demos to see how easy banking can be.