Archive for March, 2012

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Should you tap into your retirement account?

March 30th, 2012 madmin

This material was prepared for John Evans, LPL Financial Advisor, use. Since the housing and stock markets collapsed several years ago, millions of Americans have found themselves in need of cash, either for short-term or longer-term expenses. Those who have contributed regularly to a workplace retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), may find […]

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Buying a home: How to set your budget

March 23rd, 2012 Scott Schroeder

Editors Note – this article is the second article in our series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable. Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a home, the next big step is figuring out exactly how much […]

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Best financial advice I’ve ever received: Soni Harney

March 16th, 2012 Soni Harney

Editors Note – this article is part of our series “Best financial advice I’ve ever received.”  People frequently ask bankers the best piece of advice they have ever gotten. So for this series, we’re asking MidWestOne employees to share the best money management tips they’ve ever gotten. I feel that the most important – and […]

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What you should know about a HELOC

March 9th, 2012 Jeff Burkhart

If you own a home, you may have heard of Home Equity Loans and Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC). Because a home often is a family’s most valuable asset, many homeowners use home equity credit lines to finance major items, such as education, home improvements, or medical bills. If you are in the market […]

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Buying a home: Getting your finances in order

March 2nd, 2012 Carol Wynja

Editors Note – this article is part of our new series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable.   Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, or you’re a seasoned pro, purchasing a house is a big step that can […]