Archive: Blog Articles

Protected: Tailored Solutions for the Strategic Investor

As you become more accomplished, your financial needs evolve – along with your ability to access a more sophisticated approach to investing. The Portfolio Select Unified Managed Account (UMA) platform, available exclusively to advisors affiliated with Raymond James, provides increased control and flexibility for building an investment strategy tailored to ...read more

Social Media for Local Businesses

When you’re a local business owner, standing out from the competition is easier when you market your brand clearly and professionally. Even so, jumping on the social media train can feel intimidating, especially when a new platform pops up every week. But it doesn’t need to be that complicated! Having ...read more

What is Homeowners Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

When it comes to buying a home, future homeowners tend to plan for upfront costs, but there are ongoing costs they need to be aware of. One of those ongoing costs is home insurance. Our Mortgage Lenders are frequently asked about home insurance and why it is needed to purchase ...read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Angela Boyd

First Mid is honored to recognize Angela Boyd, Training Manager, as our Volunteer Spotlight for June 2024. Angela is committed to supporting local community organizations through volunteerism, consistently demonstrating our core values. What causes are you passionate about supporting through volunteerism? My volunteer efforts have evolved over time. Early on, I ...read more

Fraud Education – Elder Exploitation Scams

Older adults are often targeted for financial exploitation due to their income and accumulated lifelong savings, in addition to the possibility they may face declining cognitive or physical abilities, isolation from family and friends, lack of familiarity or comfort with technology, and reliance on others for their physical well-being, financial ...read more

Protect Your Family During Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety Month, observed each June, is a great time to consider how you are securing your family’s safety online. There are several unique risks associated with children and online safety. When a child is using a computer or mobile device, normal safeguards and security practices may not be sufficient. Children ...read more

Beneficial Ownership Information for Businesses

As of January 1, 2024, many companies in the United States must report information about their beneficial owners, i.e., the individuals who ultimately own or control the company. Reporting is done through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau. This ownership requirement is often ...read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Amber Harper

First Mid is honored to recognize Amber Harper, Wealth Management Project Lead, as our Volunteer Spotlight for May 2024. Amber is committed to supporting local community organizations through volunteerism, consistently demonstrating our core values. What causes are you passionate about supporting through volunteerism? I tend to lean in the direction of ...read more

First Mid is Your Financial Education Resource

We are committed to having a positive impact in all the communities we serve — whether it be through conducting financial education, providing access to capital for small business owners or providing financing for purchasing a home, or delivering financial services like Wealth Management and Insurance. First Mid is devoted ...read more

Benefits of Saving

As we continue into the year, it’s a good idea to schedule some time to review your financial health. One step you may be thinking about taking is starting or growing your personal savings. Consider these benefits of a savings account: Spend Without Borrowing or Using CreditA savings account can help ...read more