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 […]

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What is Social Security, and how does it work?

August 10th, 2012 madmin

This material was prepared for John Evans, LPL Financial Advisor, use. The Social Security program was established in 1935 and provides old age, disability and survivors insurance, as well as supplemental security income, an income for elderly or disabled people. So how exactly does it work? Benefits are mainly financed by a 12.4 percent tax […]

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6 financial goals to reach before you turn 30

August 3rd, 2012 Barb Finney

Are you turning 30 soon? Aside from personal goals, it’s important to establish financials goals to reach before the big three-O. Getting a firm grip on these financial goals before you turn 30 will make you more financially prepared for the bigger challenges in life that await you in your next decade. 1. Pay off […]

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, […]

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5 ways to control personal debt

July 17th, 2012 Cindi Schrock

Americans are loaded with personal debt. Even after the economic challenges of 2008, Americans are carrying more and more debt. According to the Federal Reserve, total US consumer debt in 2011 amounted to a staggering $11.4 trillion. That includes revolving debt, such as credit cards, and other loans like mortgages, auto loans and student loans, […]

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What is a trust?

June 29th, 2012 Bob Ross

A trust can be an invaluable asset if you are developing an estate plan or other special purposes. The terminology associated with trusts, however, can be complicated and bewildering. If you feel confused or are just looking for an introduction to the world of trusts, the following primer may be useful to you. What is […]

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 […]

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Our favorite online financial tools

June 15th, 2012 madmin

The web is full of online tools that help you set a budget and track your spending and investments. Some help you determine how much you need to save for retirement or college, and others offer help when buying a home. What’s best is that many of these services are completely free. To help you […]

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eBook: The everyday guide to saving

June 12th, 2012 madmin

Finding ways to save can be a challenge. While we all have good intentions, it can often seem like there’s little left after paying the bills, mortgage and other obligations. But the important thing to remember is that saving a little over time can really add up. Whether you’re saving for a down payment on […]

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 […]

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