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Applying for your first loan

October 12th, 2012 Susan Koehn

Applying for your first loan can be an overwhelming and sometimes confusing process. In fact, there are a number of things you should do before you even start the process of applying for a loan. First, build your credit. The number one hurdle a young person will come across is not having established credit. A […]

How to create a safe password for online banking

September 21st, 2012 Allen Schneider

In today’s online world, we all have lots of passwords we have to remember to access everything from social media to online stores to bank accounts. As a result, it can be tempting to use a simple password, or one that you use for other online accounts, for your online banking password. This can be […]

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eBook: Your guide to buying and financing a home

August 30th, 2012 madmin

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re a seasoned pro, purchasing a house is a big step that can be stressful and overwhelming. First there’s the matter of finding the perfect home for you and your family. And after that, there are countless steps that have to be completed: getting finances in order, setting a […]

25 tips to stretch your dollar

August 24th, 2012 Carol Petersen

After paying your bills, car insurance, groceries and putting away money for your retirement fund, there is often very little money left, making it even more important to save every dollar possible. If you find yourself pinching pennies and finances are tight, don’t despair. There are a number of easy ways to stretch the dollar […]

Jim Cantrell

Best financial advice ever received: Jim Cantrell

August 17th, 2012 Jim Cantrell

Editors Note – this article is part of our series “Best financial advice I’ve ever received.” People frequently ask bankers the best piece of advice they have ever gotten. So for this series, we’re asking MidWestOne employees to share the best money management tips they’ve ever gotten. The best piece of financial advice I ever […]

Charlie Funk

Best financial advice I’ve ever received: Charlie Funk

July 27th, 2012 Charlie Funk

Editors Note – this article is part of our series “Best financial advice I’ve ever received.” People frequently ask bankers the best piece of advice they have ever gotten. So for this series, we’re asking MidWestOne employees to share the best money management tips they’ve ever gotten. I’ve received many financial tips in my life, […]

John Henk

Best financial advice I’ve ever received: John Henk

June 22nd, 2012 John Henk

Editors Note – this article is part of our series “Best financial advice I’ve ever received.”  People frequently ask bankers the best piece of advice they have ever gotten. So for this series, we’re asking MidWestOne employees to share the best money management tips they’ve ever gotten. One of the most important things to remember […]

Infographic: Saving 101

June 11th, 2012 madmin

Saving, even a little over time, can really add up. Whether you’re saving for a down payment on a house, your dream vacation, retirement or just for a rainy day, no amount is too small. Consider this – simply setting aside $50 every month, you will save an extra $600 a year. MidWestOne’s Bank Your […]

Sign up for a 401k

How to sign up for a 401(k)

June 1st, 2012 madmin

This material was prepared for Lee Curry, LPL Financial Advisor, use. As if starting your first job isn’t stressful enough, signing up for your first 401(k) can feel a little overwhelming. While some companies automatically enroll employees in their 401(k) plan, more than likely you’ll have to fill out some paperwork to participate. You’ll have […]

Buying a home: Hidden costs of buying a home

May 18th, 2012 Tammi Eischen

Editors Note – this article is the fourth article in our series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable. As if the home-buying process isn’t overwhelming enough, there are many hidden costs of purchasing a home that you […]

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