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Your guide to smart spending during the holidays

November 10th, 2016 madmin

The holiday season is just around the corner and we all know how challenging the time period can be on our budgets. After all – with gifts, entertaining, decorations and more, it’s not surprising that many people find it challenging to keep spending in check. In this article you’ll find a collection of posts about […]

Raising responsible money managers – our favorite articles about kids and money

Raising responsible money managers – our favorite articles about kids and money

September 8th, 2016 madmin

Financial literacy is part of those important life skills that we – as parents – try to impart on our children to help them succeed in life. Unfortunately, there is no step-by-step game plan that will teach children to be responsible money managers. It takes time and effort on your part to help your children […]

Got HGTV envy? Transform your home with a HELOC

Got HGTV envy? Transform your home with a HELOC

August 4th, 2016 Mindy Atkinson

Cable channels like HGTV and DIY Network are filled with TV shows about home renovation projects that document the ins and outs of bringing old, dilapidated properties back into the current century. “Love it or List it,” “Rehab Addict,” “Yard Crashers” and “Design on a Dime” are just a few examples. It’s hard to watch […]

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The advantages and disadvantages of credit cards

May 27th, 2016 Kara Sabo

Credit cards can be very convenient and useful, but they can also lead to stressful financial situations. That’s why it’s helpful and financially smart to understand the pros and cons of credit cards. Here are the main advantages and disadvantages you’ll want to know about. Pros 1. Convenience. Credit cards can often make purchases quicker and […]

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Best of the blog – 5 most popular money management articles

May 5th, 2016 madmin

At MidWestOne, we believe in the power of financial education and we love it when we can empower our customers – and those who should be – to become more financially savvy in their day-to-day lives. Our team of bankers has been blogging since 2011, and today we’re sharing five of the most popular money […]

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Tips for making memorial donations

April 22nd, 2016 Traci Aswegen

One of the ways to honor someone who has passed away is to make a donation in their memory. Not only does this honor the deceased’s life, it also helps create a legacy for that individual in the future. But what’s the best way to go about this? And how can you ensure the money […]

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How to save money on closing costs

April 7th, 2016 Scott Schroeder

When you’re buying a house, costs can add up quickly. In addition to the actual down payment for the new home, there are countless other charges and fees that you need to shell out before you can move in. Thankfully there are things you can do to lessen the financial burden before you close. Here’s […]

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4 alternatives to 529 college savings plans

March 21st, 2016 Diane Meggers

Considering all the costs involved with raising children, saving for college is no easy task. After paying all the bills and putting some money towards your nest egg, it can seem like there’s no money left for college savings, let alone discretionary spending. However, for most parents, putting their children’s education on hold is not […]

Warning signs of ID theft

Warning signs of identity theft

February 17th, 2016 Carrie White

When it comes to ID theft, everyone is at risk. Millions of Americans have their identity stolen every year and it’s one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. In 2014, more than 1.5 million complaints of identity fraud were reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and with the large number of data […]

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Creating a budget and sticking to it

January 22nd, 2016 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, […]

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