Blue & Gold News

Public Financing through First Mid

Getting a loan for a new car is a pretty straight-forward process. But what if you’re with a unit of local government that needs to finance a fire truck or other equipment? That’s a specialized form of commercial lending, and it’s not always simple. Public entities obtain financing via unique methods, ...read more

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is a great time to clean out your home, and it doesn’t have to stop there. If it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed your finances, it might be time to clean out your financial junk drawer. Spring cleaning your finances can help you get a clearer picture of where ...read more

Make Sure Your Retirement Years Will Be Financially Comfortable

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, or have been working steadily for years, it’s important to start saving for retirement as early as possible so that you have compounding interest on your side. Because Social Security may only cover about 20% of your retirement income and personal savings ...read more

Save For The Things You Love

Would you love to purchase your first home, or love to know that your retirement funds will allow you to travel? Whether your dream is considered a short-term or a long-term goal, it’s important to have the right savings tools in place to achieve them. At First Mid, we offer various ...read more

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As the 2019 tax season gets underway, the American Bankers Association is urging all bank customers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims,” said ...read more

Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Did you know? Generally, pipes that are exposed to outdoor temperatures freeze more readily, such as hose bibs, swimming pool lines and water sprinkler lines. Pipes that run along exterior walls in the home with minimal insulation also tend to freeze more easily. Use the following recommendations from First Mid Insurance Group ...read more

A Solution to Cash Flow for Your Business

Managing a business in today’s environment isn’t easy, and growing a business can be even more challenging. Having cash flow helps make it possible. If you recognize the value of having your customers pay in cash at the time of service, then an Accounts Receivable Line of Credit and having ...read more

Are You Keeping Up with Your Financial Fitness?

As important as it is to monitor your health, it’s also beneficial to keep up with your financial fitness. Your financial fitness determines how much your financial status impacts your day-to-day life, how on track you are towards achieving your financial goals, and if you’re able to cover emergency situations. ...read more

New Year Goal: Set Yourself Up for Financial Success

Although you can make resolutions at any time of the year, the beginning of the year is always a popular time to do so. The idea of starting the new year off on the right foot and having a new beginning is very appealing to most, and can serve as ...read more

First Mid Gives Back this Holiday Season

First Mid employees are volunteering and finding ways to donate to those in need this time of year. Below are some of the many ways our employees are giving back to their communities. Carmi – Sponsor of Shop with a Cop & Hat/Mitten Drive for Carmi Schools Carterville, Carbondale – Toys for ...read more