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Credit Card Balance Transfers: What You Need to Know

A credit balance transfer is a potential solution that you can use to avoid high interest and pay off credit card debt. But you will need to use this method carefully because it doesn’t truly eliminate your spending history.

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4 ways to look for inspiring volunteer opportunities in your community

There are so many ways to give back to your communities. But you can make a positive impact with causes you care about and feel better about working selflessly for the people around you. Here are four ways you can look for volunteer opportunities that will boost your community and inspire you.

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5 ways donations help you and causes you care about

Americans today across states, incomes, and ages, give more generously and regularly. If you want to pay it forward, your gifts can make an incredible impact on your community and your life. Here are 5 ways why you should donate to charities.

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A whale of a fraud

Bank Midwest has been the target of a type of fraud attempt called whaling that is growing in popularity. Instead of going after small fish (individuals), attackers are beginning to target bigger ones like organizations. All companies, even small ones, must remain alert for this growing type of attack since there currently isn’t any type…
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ITM – a new way to bank

ATMs can only offer so much. When you need to talk to a banking professional, that’s where the ITM shines. Simply select the option to talk to a live Bank Midwest employee and, in seconds, one of our employee-owners will appear on-screen to help you with your banking needs.

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What to avoid when buying a home

The average homebuying timeline will vary for everyone, but yours could potentially be delayed if you make a handful of certain financial moves. Learn what to avoid when buying a home.

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Don’t Trust Pop-ups

If you’re known to dabble in a little online browsing, odds are you’ve encountered a pop-up once or twice. There are times when you may think, “Wow, that’s a great deal!” and click on a pop-up. If you ever see a pop-up, put down the mouse. Why? That pop-up could be malicious or dangerous. There…
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Focus on Seniors: Watch Out for Holiday Scams This Season

Holidays are a busy and stressful time of year. There’s traveling and planning for visitors. Buying and wrapping presents for loved ones. Avoiding the flu.  Cybercriminals know the hectic nature of holiday preparation and attempt to take advantage of anyone who may not be paying close attention, particularly older adults. It’s crucial that the elderly…
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It Time To Get Smart About Credit

It’s Time To Get Smart About Credit

October 18, 2019, is Get Smart About Credit day!  The American Bankers Association Community Engagement Foundation works with banks around the country to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely. This national campaign aims to help young people develop responsible credit habits — from building a credit history to making responsible decisions regarding…
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How A Home Appraisal Works

How does a home appraisal really work?

Home appraisals are typically required during the home buying process in order to determine the current fair market value of the home.  The home appraisal process is a combination of science and opinion—but mostly science, even though the value that the appraiser delivers is called an “opinion of value” as of the effective date of…
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Fire Protection and Safety Tips

Here’s what citizens should know about keeping themselves, their loved ones and their homes and businesses safe from fires this year.

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