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Teach Children to Save

We have several tips from the American Bankers Association on how to teach children to save. Learning how to manage personal finances at a young age will make a difference for many years to come! Money Does Grow, But Not On Trees Have you ever heard the phrase "Money doesn't grow on ...read more

Retirement Planning… have you started?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…err…retirement planning? You realize this after discovering that education and career goals only begin the stress of properly planning your retirement. Think of it this way: your future self is counting on you to take care of business now to make sure you ...read more

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

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

How to Winterize Your Home

Taking proper precautions against winter conditions is an important step for homeowners to take. Not only will you be able to enjoy the snow with your loved ones, but you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from any disasters that winter may throw your ...read more

Are you ready to become a homeowner?

So you want to buy your first home... If you're a first-time buyer, there are many things that are important to understand before you jump into the process of purchasing a home.   You struggle to pay your rent. Can you really buy a house? It's possible that buying will be cheaper than renting. ...read more