Archive for March, 2015

Creating a budget and sticking to it

March 26th, 2015 Jeff Johnson

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a plan for your money, where you could keep track of every penny coming in and going out? A plan that could help you stay on track, reach your goals and aim for that dream vacation? Good news! You’ve been able to do this all along! So, […]

Traditional IRA & Roth IRA: What’s the difference?

March 10th, 2015 Cindy Mays

How are you preparing for your future? Are you climbing the ladder at work? Taking classes to learn new skills?  What about building a nest egg for your finances? One way to prepare for your future is to place your money into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). An IRA is, in essence, a savings account […]

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A note from Charlie – Mar. 5

March 5th, 2015 Charlie Funk

March 1-7 is National Consumer Protection Week. Identity theft is someone else’s problem. That is, until it happens to you! The following is a practical guide that offers important steps to follow and ways to enlist help from your financial institution: Don’t share your secrets. Don’t provide your Social Security number or account information to anyone who […]

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Signature transactions vs. PIN transactions: What’s the difference?

March 5th, 2015 Sandy Bailey

“Swipe your card.” We hear it in restaurants, gas stations and retail stores. It’s fast. It’s convenient. And, it’s a growing trend. The number of people using check cards is increasing at a very fast rate. In 2012, check card transactions were accountable for purchases reaching over $2 trillion in the United States, and that […]

5 common mistakes new entrepreneurs make

March 5th, 2015 madmin

Starting a new business can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. The thrill of introducing your product or service to the world can be clouded by the stress of long to-do lists. Getting your marketing in order. Hiring employees. Finding the right name for your business. All of these things are important decisions that can […]

MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: Viewpoint Molecular Targeting

March 5th, 2015 madmin

Curing cancer − it’s an enormous undertaking, even for the geniuses on our planet. It requires an astronomical amount of knowledge, research, and funding. The vision and enthusiasm developed for doing such a thing is becoming a reality for Mike Schultz, Chief Science Officer at Viewpoint Molecular Targeting. When Mike began his career at the […]