Archive for the ‘On Your Own’ Category

How to get your feet wet with investing

How to get your feet wet with investing

October 6th, 2016 Mike Finlayson

Investing can be intimidating – especially if you’re just starting out on your own. While you want your money to work as hard as you do, it can be difficult to determine where to start. Should you open an IRA account or put all your money in a 401(k) account? What are bonds? How should […]

9 ways to protect your financial information from ID theft

9 ways to protect your financial information from ID theft

July 1st, 2016 Kari Nelson

Just like budgeting or retirement planning, identify theft is one of those money management tasks that most people know they need to pay attention to, but many brush it off for another day. Sure – identity theft is a big problem, but what are the chances it will actually happen to you? This attitude can […]

College student

Tips to effectively manage your money as a college student

May 19th, 2016 Mark Sandvig

Let’s be honest – creating a budget as a college student probably isn’t at the top of your priority list. The new-found freedom of living on your own coupled with the invigorating college setting means it’s hard to focus on the practical things like money management. But with greater freedom also comes greater responsibility. And […]

woman writing check

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 […]

woman writing check

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 […]

checking card

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

February 26th, 2016 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 […]

Popmoney

What is Popmoney® and how does it work?

December 28th, 2015 Angie Brown

Move over, cash – there’s a new payment method in town. If you really want to pay your friends back for group lunch, use an app to send money to their mobile-phone number or email address. MidWestOne started offering a peer-to-peer payment system called Popmoney® recently – one of the many digital payment options available […]

christmas shopping

Shoppers beware of store credit cards this holiday season

November 30th, 2015 Sandy Bailey

“Would you like to save 15 percent by opening a store credit card today? It will just take a few minutes!” These are words many of us are all too familiar with. It’s free money, so what’s the harm, right? Wrong. Although we could all stand to save some additional cash during the holiday season, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Page 1 of 1112345...10...Last »