The business of giving

June 8th, 2017 Cathy Rottinghaus

Charitable giving is a business decision many business owners ignore; until the “ask” letters start piling up. Supporting causes in your local community may bring in sales, solidify relationships, impact employee morale and increase awareness of your business in the market. When your heart tells you to give, don’t just impulsively sign a donation check. […]

Clearing up myths about credit scores

June 8th, 2017 Ana Maria Senica

So what exactly is a credit score? What’s it used for? Do I have one? Do I need one? You may have lots of questions about your credit score, and that’s common. Credit scores are very complicated and there are many myths surrounding them. But they’re very important for your future and gaining a better […]

A note from Charlie: Our partnership with Alexandar Elementary School

June 8th, 2017 Charlie Funk

Alexander Elementary School is a beautifully constructed building on a nice parcel of land in Southeast Iowa City. It opened in 2015 with a new staff and a large student body that includes approximately 70 percent of the student population on the free and reduced lunch program. Within this student population are students who do not […]

Wealth Management eNewsletter

Wealth Management Monthly eNewsletter (May. 2017)

May 31st, 2017 madmin

In this month’s Wealth Management eNewsletter, we focus on the latest events in the markets and the economy. MidWestOne’s monthly Wealth Management eNewsletter discusses a variety of personal financial topics, including planning for the future, managing your wealth, using Private Banking services to simplify your life and more. Each eNewsletter also includes a monthly market commentary from the experts at […]

How to talk money with your aging parents

May 18th, 2017 Sandy Bailey

There was a time when your parents introduced you to the fundamentals of money. They gave you a piggy bank. In your teens, they encouraged you to get a job to learn the value of a dollar. Now, things have somehow come full circle, and the roles have changed. It’s now up to you to […]

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Note from Charlie – a note from my friend and colleague Jeff…

May 11th, 2017 Charlie Funk

I am departing from past practices today and posting an article written by my friend, Jeff Plagge, who is the President and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  Jeff is a former Chairman of the American Bankers Association, one of the highest honors a banker can receive. He is one of the most […]

Beware of “Business Email Compromise” wire fraud

May 1st, 2017 madmin

The entire banking industry, including MidWestOne Bank, has seen a recent increase in fraudulent wire transfer attempts. Scammers have been using a tactic known as “Business email compromise,” or BEC, to target employees and trick them into wiring them money by posing as someone within the organization, such as a CEO or CFO. According to […]

Wealth Management eNewsletter

Wealth Management Monthly eNewsletter (Apr. 2017)

April 30th, 2017 madmin

In this month’s Wealth Management eNewsletter, we discuss the importance of reviewing your overall financial plan on a consistent basis and also a brief market update. MidWestOne’s monthly Wealth Management eNewsletter discusses a variety of personal financial topics, including planning for the future, managing your wealth, using Private Banking services to simplify your life and more. Each […]

Hey big spender! Here’s how to be smart about making big purchases…

April 20th, 2017 Robin Skinner

Whether it’s a new car, kitchen appliance, a boat or a new home – making a big purchase can be a nerve-wracking experience. Are you paying a fair price? Are you choosing the right financing? Should you invest in the warranty? Questions abound and that’s no surprise – after all, no one wants to waste […]

Money tips to share with your kids before they leave for college

April 7th, 2017 Melissa Koop

Sending your kids off to higher education can be a nerve-racking time. You hope you’ve prepared them for life as much as possible, but you still worry. One tactic to ease your stress is to provide them with a few simple tips when it comes to managing their money. While lectures about being financially responsible […]

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