Financial Insights

Our finances play a big part in our lives, and the way we manage our spending and saving dictates our financial freedom. By keeping an eye on where our money is coming from, where it's going, and allocating it properly, we can make sure we're covering all our bases and using our resources as effectively as possible.  Sometimes managing all the pieces can cause more chaos than good.

That's where First Bank's Digital Banking tools can help!  Financial Insights allows you to bring all your external account information into First Bank's Digital Platform and will help remove the complication of switching between multiple tools to view account status, and allows outside transactions to be included in spending and budgeting reports.
Watch this video for a glimpse at how Financial Insights can organize your financial life and provide insight to help you make the best decisions to meet your financial goals.
Have additional questions or want to learn more, download the Financial Insights FAQs. 
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See which spending category you have spent the most in so far this month.
Step 1: Select other parts of the wheel to see other major category spending. Your transactions will categorize themselves with 'tags'.
Step 2: To personalize these categories, or split the transaction between tags, select the transaction and edit the tag.
Step 3: When you select a transaction from the dashboard you can also change the name of the transaction, create a budget or add a recurring transaction to your Cashflow Calendar.
New users can look at the insights for guidance on what to budget based on spending.
Step 1: Navigate to Budgets and click on "View Budgets."
Step 2: Click on the Spending Target you'd like to edit from the list.
Step 3: Click "Edit Budget" to edit or delete.
Step 4: You can change the name, amount, tags, and accounts associated with this Spending Target from here.
The cash flow calendar brings your budget to life through an interactive calendar.
Step 1: Navigate to Cashflow.
Step 2: Click the plus sign to "Add Income" or "Add Bill."
Step 3: Enter in the required information and select "Save."
Create savings goals, like saving for a vacation, or a debt reduction goal, like paying off a high-rate credit card.
Step 1: Navigate to Goals, and select "Add Goal."
Step 2: Select your desired pay off or savings goal.
Step 3: Fill in the required information.
Step 4: Click "Save" to complete the process of adding a new goal.
Keep in mind, your Goal Summary will update your completion date and the amount needed per month according to your preferences. Goals will
automatically update your progress and will reflect your day-to-day account balances in PFM.
Syncing other accounts for a complete financial picture is simple.
Step 1: Navigate to Accounts, and click the plus sign to "Add Linked Account."
Step 2: Select an institution or use the search to find your institution.
Step 3: Enter in the required information and select "Connect."
You'll receive a notification on your PFM dashboard once the account has been synced successfully.