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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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Saving for a house and other financial considerations

Buying your first house is both exciting and frightening at the same time. When starting to save for your home down payment, consider all the implications that may affect the home financing process as well as your budget after moving in.

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What is ransomware and how to stop it

Recklessness online may cause you to inadvertently install malicious computer software known as ransomware. Here’s how to prevent ransomware for businesses and personal devices.

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Opening a Personal Bank Account: What You Need To Know

Money management and financial literacy rely heavily on how well an individual understands personal banking. That’s why you need a bank that’s ready and able to provide resources and guidance to help you make informed decisions. Learn the basics of opening a personal bank account at Bank Midwest.

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What is travel insurance? The key to safe and joyful adventures

Travel insurance is designed to protect travelers from risks and financial losses that could potentially happen while away from home. Discover what it might and might not cover, its importance, tips to help when researching options as well as a few key considerations to make before purchasing.

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Personal insurance: what you need to be protected

Personal insurance covers a very broad spectrum of assets. The most important thing to remember is, whether you fully cover every item in your possession or simply choose one type of protection plan, having insurance can help you feel safe and secure in moments of uncertainty.

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Building vs buying a house : What is right for you?

If you’re stuck between building and buying a house, ensure you have all the information you need before making your decision. Take a look at the pros and cons of both building and buying a house and inspect the price difference between the two.

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End of life planning: How to effectively prepare

It’s not fun to plan for the what-ifs, but organizing affairs and creating a care plan for your loved ones can make it easier when that time does come. There are many factors to consider and documents that need to be reviewed. Learn more in this article.

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Why you should shop locally

Try shopping local this holiday season and in the future. Whether you’re buying groceries or material items, heading to a local store benefits everyone, no matter the time of the year.

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Be safe when shopping online this holiday season

Online shopping has its perks, but there are also risks involved. Knowing how to shop safely online this holiday season is essential to ensure your credit card and personal identifying information stays out of the wrong hands.

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How gratitude actually grows your financial well-being

Gratitude helps us appreciate who and what fulfills our lives. But growing research also shows gratitude’s benefits stretch beyond feeling good. It improves our health, relationships with other people, and our financial well-being.

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6 quick tips to save money on grocery shopping

The average American spends a quarter of their income on groceries. That is a big slice of your monthly budget. Everyone is looking for ways to cut down their food spending, so here are six quick tips to help you cut down your grocery bill.

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