Archive for July, 2015

Hire an accountant MidWestOne

How to hire an accountant for your small business

July 27th, 2015 Chase Stafford

Although there are many aspects of your business that you can manage on your own, accounting is one area that is worth turning over to a professional. Choosing the right accountant is one of the most important decisions a small business can make. A good one can help you with your taxes and find ways […]

Managing money while traveling abroad

How to manage money while traveling abroad

July 16th, 2015 Mike Finlayson

Planning a trip can be a lot of work – especially when you’re going abroad. It can be tricky to determine the best and most efficient ways to manage your money before and during a trip. From setting a budget to exchanging foreign currency, there are lots of things to think about when traveling abroad. […]

MidWestOne Business Succession tips

Business Succession: Should you pass it down or sell it?

July 9th, 2015 Cory Ahrendsen

It’s never too early to start thinking about a succession plan for your business. You’ve put a great deal of time and hard work in your business and if you want it to continue to thrive after you leave, it’s important to think about that will happen .While business succession can take many different shapes, […]

Hearthstone

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Hearthstone

July 9th, 2015 madmin

Dutch culture is a big deal in Pella. And that’s why it’s a big deal at Hearthstone, a nontraditional residential living community for seniors in Pella. Hearthstone, built in 2013, is designed as five separate households, called “Cottages.” Each Cottage offers a comforting home-like atmosphere for the residents who live there and their families. The […]

Hidden value of HSA accounts

The hidden value of HSA accounts: retirement savings

July 9th, 2015 Mark Sandvig

When you think of tax advantages for retirement, you typically think of an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b). The latest to join the array of retirement savings strategies is a health savings account, or HSA. The first thing to know is that an HSA is designed and to be treated as a way to build savings […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie: July 9

July 9th, 2015 Charlie Funk

It’s not a secret Americans are loaded with personal debt. Even after the economic challenges of the last recession, the average American is carrying a higher debt load. According to the Federal Reserve, total U.S. consumer debt in 2014 amounted to a staggering $11.85 trillion. That includes revolving debt, such as credit cards, and other […]