Warning signs of ID theft

Warning signs of identity theft

February 17th, 2016 Carrie White

When it comes to ID theft, everyone is at risk. Millions of Americans have their identity stolen every year and it’s one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. In 2014, more than 1.5 million complaints of identity fraud were reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and with the large number of data […]

Small business finances

5 tips to keep your small business finances in order

February 4th, 2016 Luke Lesyshen

Accounting is a necessary evil in the small business world. It’s one of those tasks all entrepreneurs know is part of running a business but few realize how easily it can suck up your day and make operating a successful business harder than imagined. Although it can be a tedious task to keep your finances […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Feb. 4

February 4th, 2016 Charlie Funk

February 22-27 is America Saves Week. Started in 2007, this is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for everyone to assess their saving status. I try to take every opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of saving money! Here are some key points I’d like to emphasize […]

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Creating a budget and sticking to it

January 22nd, 2016 Jeff Johnson

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a plan for your money, where you could keep track of every penny coming in and going out? A plan that could help you stay on track, reach your goals and aim for that dream vacation? Good news! You’ve been able to do this all along! So, […]

Shredding financial documents

Cleaning up your filing cabinet – what to shred and what to keep

January 15th, 2016 Mindy Atkinson

It’s the beginning of a new year and everyone is filled with good intentions. As you make resolutions about your personal relationships and your health, don’t forget about your finances. January is the perfect time to complete those money management tasks you’ve been pushing off for 12 months. One thing we recommend is spending some […]

Position yourself as a fundable entrepreneur

Are you presenting yourself as a fundable entrepreneur?

January 7th, 2016 Cathy Rottinghaus

Raising money to start a business takes more than just a good idea. Lenders – banks, venture capitalists, angel investors and others – consider many other things in deciding to financially support a company, especially a startup. In this blog post you can find ideas to help present yourself as a fundable entrepreneur. Demonstrate focus […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Jan. 7

January 7th, 2016 Charlie Funk

One of MidWestOne’s core operating principles is to “always conduct yourself with the utmost integrity.” This operating principle has been in place, with slightly different wording, since the bank’s founding in 1934. It’s not something we have ever taken lightly and we must get this right 100 percent of the time in order to maintain our customers’ […]

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 […]

Just married money mistakes

Just married? Don’t make these money mistakes!

December 18th, 2015 Cindy Roberts

Just got married? Congratulations! As you settle into married life, don’t let your newlywed bliss prevent you from having a heart-to-heart with your partner 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 […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Dec. 10

December 10th, 2015 madmin

This holiday season, I am thinking about Frank Canady. I first became acquainted with Frank about a decade ago when he was at Iowa City West High School and one of the very best distance runners in Iowa. Young Frank went off to Grinnell College, where he became a national caliber Division III runner but […]

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