Here are resources to help you find financial success and make ‘cents’ of your money.

Whether you’re opening your first checking account, saving for college, buying your first home, trying to keep your online identity safe, or planning for retirement, we have blogs and resources to help you with it all.

Personal Banking

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How to Teach Children to Save Money

Here are a few ways to teach children to save money. See more to download coloring pages and see a list of books….

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Benefits of a Savings Account Education

Benefits of a Savings Account

Learn about the compelling reasons why a savings account is an excellent choice for individuals seeking to save money….

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14 Questions to Ask Managing Your Money

14 Questions to Ask When Opening an Account

Whether you are saving for college or starting a new career, there’s a variety of bank accounts to choose from with different…

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14 Banking Tips Managing Your Money

14 Banking Tips for Navigating Personal Finance

Whether you are preparing to go to college or planning on getting your masters, it’s important to develop good financial habi…

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14 Creative Ways to Save Money Ally Batenhorst Personal Banking

14 Ways to Save Money

Whether you are starting college or just entered the workforce, there’s many ways you can save money. Find 14 ways to start s…

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Tips for Saving Money During Tough Financial Times Education

Tips for Saving Money During Tough Financial Times

Here are some effective strategies to saving money and regain control over your financial situation during tough times….

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Health Savings Account (HSA) A Smart Way to Secure Your Health Education

Health Savings Account (HSA): A Smart Way to Secure Your Health

Learn more about what a Health Savings Account is, how you can save for qualified medical expenses and the benefits offered….

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Certificates of Deposit A Smart Choice for Saving Money Education

Certificates of Deposit: A Smart Choice for Saving Money

Here are reasons why Certificates of Deposits are a good choice for saving money and how it can benefit your investment oppor…

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Tips to Reduce Overdrafts Education

Tips to Reduce Overdrafts

We’ll help you with some effective tips to help you minimize overdrafts and move towards a more stable financial future….

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Why Automating Your Finances is a Smart Move Education

Why Automating Your Finances is a Smart Move

There are numerous advantages of automating your finances, and it can positively impact your financial well-being….

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Business Banking

Mistakes business owners should avoid Education

Financial Mistakes New Business Owners Should Avoid

Starting a new business requires not only a great idea and passion but also sound financial management. Here are some financi…

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SBA Loans Education

Fueling Growth for Small Businesses

Small businesses play a crucial role in driving economic growth and creating job opportunities. Learn more about SBA loans f…

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Debt refinancing for small businesses Education

Unlocking Financial Freedom for Businesses

Debt refinancing offers an effective strategy for you to restructure your existing debts and optimize your financial position…

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Treasury Managment 101 Education

Treasury Management 101

Here is an overview of treasury management and essential strategies to help you enhance your business’s financial management….

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Tips to Run a Successful Family Business

Here are some key tips to help you navigate the intricacies of running a successful family business and leave a lasting legac…

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Succession planning for small businesses Education

Succession Planning for Small Businesses

Learn more about the importance of succession planning for small businesses and provide practical steps to help you create a …

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Commercial real estate loan options for business owners Education

Commercial Real Estate Loan Options for Business Owners

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the different types of commercial real estate loans and help you choose the on…

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Safeguarding Your Business

Here are some essential strategies to protect your business from fraud and minimize the risk of falling victim to malicious s…

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Essential Tips for Preventing ACH and Wire Fraud Education

Essential Tips for Preventing ACH and Wire Fraud

In today’s increasingly digital world, financial transactions have become faster and more convenient than ever before. Howeve…

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What to do if your company suffers a cyberattack Education

What to Do If Your Company Suffers a Cyberattack

In today’s digital world, the threat of cyberattacks looms large over businesses of all sizes. By taking immediate action and…

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Cybersecurity and Fraud

How to Protect Yourself from Zelle Fraud Fraud

How to Protect Yourself from Zelle Fraud

With the rise of these technologies, the risk of fraud has increased. Here are a few examples of common Zelle fraud schemes….

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Phone Spoofing Blog Fraud

Is that a call from Midwest Bank or a Scammer?

One way that fraudsters are trying to gain access to our client’s bank information is through phone spoofing….

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Cyber Safety Tips for Travelers

While technology has made travel easier and more convenient, it also exposes us to various cyber threats. To ensure a safe a…

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How to Prevent Debit Card and Credit Card Fraud

Learn practical ways to stay safe and prevent fraud when using your debit and credit cards….

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Essential Mobile Banking Safety Tips

To ensure the safety of your financial information, it’s crucial to follow some essential mobile banking safety tips….

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Can you spot a phishing scam Cybersecurity

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank….

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Safe guarding your ag operation from ransomware Education

Safeguarding Your Agricultural Operation

In today’s interconnected world, ransomware attacks have become a significant threat to businesses across various sectors, in…

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How to identify an imposter scam Education

How to Identify an Imposter Scam

Here are seven essential tips to help you identify an imposter scam and avoid falling victim to these fraudulent schemes….

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graphic of a finger touching a lock symbol Education

Safeguarding Your Business

Here are some essential strategies to protect your business from fraud and minimize the risk of falling victim to malicious s…

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Essential Tips for Preventing ACH and Wire Fraud Education

Essential Tips for Preventing ACH and Wire Fraud

In today’s increasingly digital world, financial transactions have become faster and more convenient than ever before. Howeve…

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Managing Your Money

14 Questions to Ask Managing Your Money

14 Questions to Ask When Opening an Account

Whether you are saving for college or starting a new career, there’s a variety of bank accounts to choose from with different…

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14 Banking Tips Managing Your Money

14 Banking Tips for Navigating Personal Finance

Whether you are preparing to go to college or planning on getting your masters, it’s important to develop good financial habi…

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14 Creative Ways to Save Money Ally Batenhorst Personal Banking

14 Ways to Save Money

Whether you are starting college or just entered the workforce, there’s many ways you can save money. Find 14 ways to start s…

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Financial resolutions for the new year Education

Start Your Journey to Financial Well-being

Making financial resolutions for the new year can pave the way for a more secure and prosperous future. Here are some essenti…

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Certificates of Deposit A Smart Choice for Saving Money Education

Certificates of Deposit: A Smart Choice for Saving Money

Here are reasons why Certificates of Deposits are a good choice for saving money and how it can benefit your investment oppor…

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Tips to survive inflation on 2023 Education

7 Tips to Survive Inflation in 2023

With the economic landscape experiencing inflation in 2023, it is vital to arm ourselves with effective techniques to safegua…

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Financial Tips for College Graduates

Learn some valuable tips on how to manage your first salary and set yourself up for a lifetime of success….

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Money Management Tips for Your 60s

Learn some valuable tips for managing your finances in your 60s….

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Managing your Money in your 30s

Read about seven tips to help you better manage your money in your 30s….

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Building Solid Money Habits for Young Adults

Learning to manage your finances as a young adult and building good habits will help you be more successful in the long run….

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Agriculture

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National Ag Week Events

Happy National Ag Week to local agriculture businesses and farmers! Midwest Bank’s roots run deep in agriculture, and w…

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The Benefits of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance

To mitigate risks and provide a safety net for farmers, multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) has emerged as an invaluable tool. …

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Protecting Farmers with Adequate Coverage

We’re here to help you understand the importance of insurance coverage for the harvest season and discover the various types …

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Overview of crop insurance Education

An Overview of Crop Insurance

Learn about the different types of crop insurance available to farmers, enabling them to protect their investments and ensure…

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Safe guarding your ag operation from ransomware Education

Safeguarding Your Agricultural Operation

In today’s interconnected world, ransomware attacks have become a significant threat to businesses across various sectors, in…

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local banker shaking hands with a farmer in an alfalfa field with windrows behind them Education

Why Farmers Should Choose a Community Bank

While big commercial banks may seem like the obvious choice, there is a compelling case to be made for farmers to choose a co…

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When Is It a Good Time to Purchase Equipment or Land?

Here we explore the key factors that can help farmers determine when it is a good time to purchase equipment or land….

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Thriving Synergy: Agriculture and Banking in 2023

Let’s explore the evolving landscape of agribusiness and banking, highlighting some key trends, opportunities, and collaborat…

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Succession Planning for Farm Families

Learn more about the importance of succession planning for farm families and provide practical tips for navigating this criti…

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How farmers can leverage ag loans Education

How Farmers Can Leverage Agricultural Loans

Explore the various ways in which farmers can utilize agricultural loans to drive growth and maximize their potential….

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Debt and Credit Scores

Getting out of debt Education

The Road to Financial Freedom

Here are some practical strategies and actionable steps to help you get out of debt….

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Understanding your credit score 101 Education

Understanding Your Credit Score

Learn more about the fundamentals of credit scores, how they are calculated, and how to maintain a healthy credit score….

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Demystifying credit scores Education

Demystifying Credit Scores

Learn more about credit scores, exploring what they are, why they matter, and providing essential tips on how to obtain a goo…

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Debt refinancing for small businesses Education

Unlocking Financial Freedom for Businesses

Debt refinancing offers an effective strategy for you to restructure your existing debts and optimize your financial position…

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Establishing and Maintaining Business Credit Education

Establishing and Maintaining Business Credit

Here is a guide on how to establish and maintain business credit, helping you pave the way for financial success….

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Insurance

Renters insurance 101 Education

Renters Insurance 101

When it comes to renting a home or apartment, many people focus on finding the perfect space and ensuring their monthly rent …

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Preparing for Storms and Tornadoes Education

Preparing for Storms and Tornadoes

Explore steps you can take to fortify your home against storms and tornadoes, giving you peace of mind during severe weather …

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Hail safety tips Education

Hail Safety Tips: What to Do Before, During, and After a Storm

Here are some essential hail safety tips to help you prepare before a storm, stay safe during the event, and handle the after…

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Understand property and casualty insurance Education

Understanding Property and Casualty Insurance

P&C insurance offers a wide range of coverage options that safeguard against property damage, liability claims, and unfor…

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Choose the right car insurance Education

Choosing the Right Car Insurance

Explore a list of valuable tips for choosing the right car insurance policy that suits your needs and budget….

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A Guide to Small Business Insurance Education

A Guide to Small Business Insurance

We will explore the importance of small business insurance and provide an overview of types of coverage available to protect …

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Protecting Your Investment Things That Hurt Your Car's Resale Value Insurance

Things That Hurt Your Car’s Resale Value

We will explore some common culprits that can hurt your car’s resale value and offer tips on protecting your investment….

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Comprehensive business insurance Insurance

Exploring the Different Kinds of Business Insurance

Explore the types of business insurance coverage available to help make informed decisions when it comes to protecting busine…

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Tips to choose the right home insurance Education

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Home Insurance

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled seven essential tips for choosing the right home insurance….

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a field of corn that has been destroyed by hail Education

The Benefits of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance

To mitigate risks and provide a safety net for farmers, multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) has emerged as an invaluable tool. …

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Loans

Should I wait for Rates to drop to buy a home? A Q&A with Kristin Home Loans

Should I wait for interest rates to drop to buy a home?

With the current housing market and the rise in interest rates over the past year, homebuyers are questioning whether they sh…

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Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) grant application opens in March 2024 Home Loans

Federal Home Loan Bank Homeownership Grant

The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) grant provides valuable financial assistance to first-time and repeat homebuyers….

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Trigger Leads: What you need to know and how to opt-out.

If you have purchased or are buying a home, you may have heard about unsolicited credit offerings, also known as “trigg…

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7 Tips for Buying a Car

Here are seven tips for buying a car and getting an auto loan at Midwest Bank….

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happy family of 4 holding the keys to their new house Education

Unlocking the Power of Home Equity

Understanding the difference between home equity loans and home equity lines of credit is crucial when leveraging your home’s…

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Tips for Financing Your Dream Home Construction

From obtaining a loan to managing costs, careful planning and understanding of financing options are crucial….

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Prequalifying for a Home Loan

Prequalification not only helps you determine your borrowing capacity but also streamlines the homebuying process. Here are t…

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Is it time to Refinance Your Mortgage Education

Is it Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

Here are some of the key factors that you should consider when evaluating whether it’s the right time to refinance your mortg…

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Top Tips for Utilizing Your Home Equity Line of Credit Education

Top Tips for Utilizing Your Home Equity Line of Credit

Here are some top tips for using a HELOC to maximize its benefits while avoiding potential pitfalls….

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a home under construction without windows or doors or siding Education

A Guide to Construction Loans

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of construction loans, helping you understand how they work, the types avail…

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Meet Midwest

John Conner with client in Lincoln, NE Employee Stories

Meet John at Midwest Bank

Meet John at Midwest Bank. John has been with the bank for one year as a Vice President/Loan Officer at our Lincoln branch. H…

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Steven Petersen, an assistant Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer at the Norfolk Branch, talks with a client Employee Stories

Meet Steven at Midwest Bank

Meet Steven Petersen at Midwest Bank. Steven has been with Midwest Bank for over six years and currently is an Assistant Vice…

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Meet Juan at Midwest Bank

Meet Juan at Midwest Bank. He is a Treasury Services/Cash Management Representative at our Norfolk Main Branch. Juan grew up …

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Meet Derek at Midwest Bank

Meet Derek Wortman, a Retail Specialist at our Lincoln Pioneer Branch. Learn more about what he does for Midwest Bank….

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Alex Coan talking to a customer Employee Stories

Meet Alex Coan at Midwest Bank

Meet Alex at Midwest Bank. Alex has worked at Midwest Bank for almost 2 years and is the Retail Banking Manager at our Norfol…

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Kailie McCarville, a Loan Admin out of York, answering the phone at her desk Employee Stories

Meet Kailie at Midwest Bank

Learn more about Kailie, Loan Administration Representative, at our York branch and why she thinks Midwest Bank is the best a…

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Meet Barry at Midwest Bank

Get to know Barry, Market President, at our York branch and learn what he thinks makes banking at Midwest Bank so special….

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Heidi Marksmeier Employee Stories

Meet Heidi at Midwest Bank

Get to know Heidi, a Customer Service Representative/New Accounts at our Wisner branch, and learn what she loves about workin…

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Kole smiling and meeting with a client in his office. Employee Stories

Meet Kole at Midwest Bank

Meet Kole at our Wisner branch and learn more about why he thinks banking with a community bank is a game changer for custome…

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Wisner staff, Heidi, Haley, and Anne holding the Wisner mascot debit card Employee Stories

Meet Haley at Midwest Bank

Get to know Haley, a Retail Banking Manager, at our Wisner branch and learn more about what she thinks is the best thing abou…

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