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Working from Home

Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Working from home always sounds like a dream come true. The popular lore is that you can sleep in, work in your pajamas, and even work by the pool if you so desire.

Certainly, all of these perks have led to the meteoric rise in telecommuting in the last few decades. According to a 2012 … Read More ›

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Quiz: What’s the Best Cell Phone Plan for Your Family?

It is all too easy to plan on doing a quick search for “best cellphone plans” only to inadvertently spend the next three hours filling your brain to capacity with the intimate details of Cricket Wireless’ Deezer Music feature. First Bank & Trust is here to help alleviate some of your stress with this … Read More ›

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5 ways to save money on school supplies

Woohoo! (Or “bummer!” It depends how you feel.) School will be back in session soon, and that means shopping for supplies. According to the National Retail Federation, the average family with children in Kindergarten through 12th grade plans to spend about $630 on back to school supplies, but you, friend, do not have to … Read More ›


Which Banks Will Still Count My Coins?

Chase bank branches don’t count coins anymore. What now? Are we supposed to let all our change sift to the bottom of our already-disorganized bags and fish out our embarrassingly large stale granola bar collections every time we try to get a few quarters? Are we just left counting down the days until we’re forced … Read More ›