Operating a small business? Here are our best money management tips …

October 6th, 2016 madmin

As a small business owner, one of the most intimidating aspects of running a business can often be managing the finances. Being a subject-matter expert in your chosen profession means that you may not have experience with the day-to-day aspects of running a business, let alone overseeing the finances. That’s where expert help is crucially […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – the practices of a small town banker

October 6th, 2016 Charlie Funk

I’ve been writing occasional articles about the “keys to success” for banks – large and small – as described by JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon. I have received much feedback about these articles and I do, of course, appreciate each note of comment. Today, I will write about the practices of a small town banker, […]

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 […]

Wealth Management Monthly eNewsletter (Sep. 2016)

September 30th, 2016 madmin

In this month’s Wealth Management eNewsletter, we discuss some early steps you can take to help ease the burden on your family as you begin the process of administering an estate plan following the loss of a loved one. MidWestOne’s monthly Wealth Management eNewsletter discusses a variety of personal financial topics, including planning for the future, managing your wealth, […]

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Buy a starter home or invest in your forever home? What makes most sense…

September 21st, 2016 Scott Schroeder

Forever home vs. starter home – for many couples, this is a contentious subject. While you may feel like a starter home makes the most sense, your partner may have opposite feelings. In the past there was no question – most young people would settle on smaller, more affordable homes until other properties were within […]

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 […]

Charlie Funk

Note from Charlie – teamwork and leadership

September 8th, 2016 Charlie Funk

I recently had the privilege of speaking at a back-to-school kickoff event for the entire Iowa City Community School District about teamwork and leadership. I am sharing a portion of my talk below. I feel that this can easily translate to many professions and daily life. As I have thought about my own life, I […]

Are you taking these steps to protect your business account online?

Are you taking these steps to protect your business account online?

September 8th, 2016 Cory Ahrendsen

If you use online banking for your business – beware! Cybercriminals have increasingly been targeting the online accounts of small- to medium-sized businesses, non-profits and municipalities. These types of “corporate account takeovers” are attacks carried out by cybercriminals to either obtain the login credentials or hijack the secure online session of a legitimate user through […]

Running a small business – how much should you pay yourself?

Running a small business – how much should you pay yourself?

August 26th, 2016 Chase Stafford

It’s the age-old question every small business owner faces – how much do I pay myself? Too much and your business may fail to thrive. Too little and you may struggle to survive. So how do you strike the balance and set your company up for success? Most resolutions boil down to two lines of […]

Just married money mistakes

Start your marriage on solid financial footing

August 12th, 2016 madmin

As you settle into married life, don’t let your newlywed bliss prevent you from making smart decisions about your finances. Talking about how you will manage your money as a married couple is a huge gift you can give each other. Why? Because one of the leading causes of divorce is money trouble. Money trouble […]

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