Blue & Gold News

5 Ways to Jump-Start Your Emergency Fund

Sometimes life can throw curveballs your way that could negatively impact you financially, such as a job loss, medical visits, or car/household repairs. To financially protect yourself from unexpected events, it is recommended that you save enough funds to cover three to six months’ worth of your living expenses. These ...read more

Monitoring Your Credit Can Help Protect Your Identity

With fraudulent unemployment claims on the rise and tax time upon us, accessing your credit is crucial – especially during these times of Covid-19. Now through April 2021, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are offering free weekly online reports. Visit www.annualcreditreport.com for more information. And to make it even easier for our ...read more

Let’s Talk Treasury Management

Understanding the best possible treasury management programs and services for you and your business starts with a consultation with experts in the field. Keri McPherson, Treasury Management Relationship Manager, breaks down the ins and outs of treasury management at First Mid Bank & Trust. What is treasury management?Keri explains, “Treasury Management ...read more

Plan for Every Stage of Life

Whether you are saving for your first home, paying off debt, or planning for retirement, we are here for you. We want you to feel confident in the choices you are making for your financial future. Our First Mid Wealth Management professionals are certified and accredited and will work with ...read more

First Mid Named One of America’s Best Banks

First Mid Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that it has been named to Newsweek magazine’s ranking of America’s Best Banks 2021. America’s Best Banks 2021 is Newsweek magazine’s first-ever Best Banks rankings, recognizing financial institutions that best serve their customers’ needs. Further, First Mid Bank & Trust was ...read more

Get Started on Next Year’s Holiday Shopping Budget

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means you’ll need to get started on your shopping list soon. And while some may enjoy holiday shopping, we understand that it may be overwhelming for others. Whether you like shopping or not, First Mid’s Christmas Club account can at least help you ease ...read more

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period: Are You Ready?

This year’s Medicare annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. During annual enrollment, you will need to decide if your current Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage still meet your needs or decide if you have to make changes for the following year. There is a lot ...read more

Cyber Risk Insurance

Does your business worry about Cyber Risk? There’s insurance for that. Businesses should be careful about all aspects of protection, but, in the last three years, cyber risk has seen the largest percentage increase in claims – more than any other type of coverage. As our world becomes more reliant on ...read more

Helpful Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a first home is a big step, so it's normal to feel a little overwhelmed with the decision to make such a large purchase. To help you prepare for this milestone, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you get ready for the home-buying journey. Tip #1: ...read more

Plan Ahead with Summer Savings

Find reasons to save for next summer so you can make the dreams you have for your home come true - such as turning your yard into a peaceful garden, paying your property taxes, saving for a down payment to buy a new home, finally creating the outdoor living space ...read more