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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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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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The importance of life insurance

Life insurance is not always the most comfortable subject to discuss. But just like home and auto insurance, life insurance is essential to you and your family’s financial security.

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3 simple steps to boost your credit score today

You may find that your credit score, no matter your age, is not where you’d like it to be. Your credit score is important, and there are many ways you can increase it over the course of a few months.

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Health savings accounts, explained

What is a Health Savings Account or HSA? HSAs are tax-free investment accounts designed to help people pay for future medical costs, like deductibles and co-pays. It goes hand-in-hand with your health insurance coverage and functions like a checking account to pay for your health-related expenses.

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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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