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Understanding IRAs and Taxes

Are you saving for the future? Individual retirement accounts are a common way to put money aside for your retirement years. However, do you understand the difference between traditional and Roth IRAs and how these accounts can affect your taxes? Let's break down how IRAs function and how they can more

Top Budgeting Myths

Creating a budget is one of the best financial decisions you can make for yourself and your loved ones. Not only does a budget help you determine and reach your long-term goals, it will also help you manage your day-to-day spending and gain control over your finances.  Even so, starting the 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 more

Fraud Education – Holiday Shopping Scams

The holiday season brings joy and merriment along with the hustle and bustle of gift shopping. Restaurants are packed with friends and family get-togethers and stores are filled with busy shoppers. Unfortunately, scammers get busy during the holidays, too. In recent years, online shopping has represented a significant percentage of more

The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Online Shopping

During the holiday season, many consumers choose the convenience of doing their shopping online rather than making a trip to brick and mortar retail stores. Although online shopping has its advantages, it can also pose a potential risk for scams, including identity theft. Identity theft is when a cybercriminal takes more

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 2023

If you need help understanding your Medicare Options, join us at one of our upcoming Medicare Options seminars. First Mid Insurance Group will be hosting free seminars beginning in October and continuing through December in the following communities: This is an opportunity to receive the important information to help you make more

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime. The National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) work together to provide information about staying safe online more

Fraud Education – Business Email Compromise

Business email compromise (BEC) is becoming one of the most financially damaging crimes out there. Scammers rely on email being the most common means of communication. One way a scammer “gets in” is by spoofing the email address of a trusted or known sender. Here's an example: The scammer may send an email 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 is important for all businesses! If you appreciate the value of receiving your cash at the time of service, rather than waiting on your customers to pay you, then an more