Archive for September, 2015

auto loan

Wheels and Deals: Finding an auto loan that’s good to go

September 25th, 2015 Scott Jamison

Buying a car can be exciting, but don’t lose sight of how you will pay for it. Here are some tips on financing a vehicle with an auto loan. Check your credit. Review your credit reports long before you go to purchase a car. Correcting inaccuracies, such as an erroneous history of late payments, can […]

Is retirement security easier than we think?

Is retirement security easier than we think?

September 18th, 2015 Cindy Roberts

It’s no secret that obtaining retirement security can be a daunting and downright scary task. But is retirement security really as difficult as we think? Some people don’t think so. The National Institute of Retirement Security estimates that on average, households approaching retirement, ages 55 to 64, have only $100,000 in retirement savings and the […]

Trusteer Rapport

Help fight cybercrime with new online tool

September 10th, 2015 Jack Courtney

Businesses are prime targets for cybercrime. Malicious software, or malware, is the primary tool used by cybercriminals to launch account takeovers, steal valuable information and launch fraudulent transactions. What’s worse – the tactics used are changing all the time and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. That’s why it’s critical to establish an effective and sustainable defense […]

Jeff Quint

MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery

September 10th, 2015 madmin

As the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since Prohibition, Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery is at the forefront of bringing craft wine and liquor to residents in the Corridor. The family-owned winery, distillery and event space is nestled in the beautiful Iowa countryside and has been recognized nationally for its wines […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie: Sept. 10

September 10th, 2015 Charlie Funk

While the amount of technology in our daily lives can be overwhelming at times, it can also have a positive impact on our productivity levels. When you use technology to simplify your life, you are not just making things easier you’re also making yourself more efficient and productive. Financial institutions across the country have made […]

Power of attorney

What is a Healthcare Power of Attorney and how important is it?

September 4th, 2015 Anna Moyers Stone

Advance Directive.  Healthcare Power of Attorney.  Living Will.  Healthcare Proxy.  What are these documents?  Do you need them?  Do you have them already?  If so, do you know and like what they say? Planning in your life, financial and otherwise, can also mean planning for the event of sudden illness or injury and, in some […]