Banking & Financial Education Blog


First Bank & Trust Hosts ‘Local Food & Drink With Neighbors’ Event

On May 28, about 120 people gathered at First Bank & Trust’s headquarters at 820 Church St. in downtown Evanston for an evening of cocktails, food, music and fun.

The “Local Food and Drink with Neighbors” event was sponsored by First Bank & Trust as a way of fostering a sense of community among downtown Evanston … Read More ›


Saving Advice for Millennials

If you’re a member of the Millennial generation – somewhere from your early 20s to mid-30s – you might think that saving is for old people. But the truth is saving — for retirement, for emergencies, for kids and college – will make a big difference the earlier you start.

Still, getting started with saving … Read More ›

Tips for Saving on Your Summer Vacation

Tips for saving money on a summer vacation

It’s summer! And that means it’s time to pack up the bags and the kids and get on out of Chicago. And while you’re probably dying to take a well-deserved break, you may also be leery of spending tons of money on your vacation.

Before you plan your trip, the most important thing is to … Read More ›

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How to Get Cheap Movie Tickets in Evanston and Skokie

Now that it’s May, it’s officially time for summer blockbuster season. And while you might be looking forward to taking a date, or your entire family, to the movies this summer, you’re probably cringing at the thought of what that is going to do to your wallet.

With movie tickets going as high as $12.50 … Read More ›