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Know Fraud to Stop Fraud - Part 2

By: Michelle Purcell
June 7, 2018

Fraud is a constant risk and increasing in frequency. Odds are you or someone you know has had someone attempt to scam them or may have even succeeded. There are many types of fraudulent activity but today I’ll be discussing two types of fraudulent scams: Sweetheart Scams and Phishing Attacks.

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Know Fraud to Stop Fraud - Part 1

By: Emily Jones
May 18, 2018

This is the first part in a new multi-part series of blog posts about fraud. We want to arm you with the knowledge to prevent it because the more people that are aware of fraud, the less they will fall victim to it.

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Good Things Come to Those Who Rate

By: Michael Buchmeier
April 3rd, 2018

There has been a lot of criticism in recent years over savings interest rates. Some of us remember when 1% was low for a savings account. Unfortunately, even as the economy slowly improves, rates are unlikely to rise very high. A better understanding of rates will help you be more financially successful. 

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Invalid Account Numbers

By: Robin Biddle
February 8th, 2018

February is here and that means most people are getting a start on their taxes or at least starting to think about it. Did you know, according to the IRS, 8 out of 10 taxpayers get their income tax refunds via direct deposit? Which makes now a great time to confirm your account number with MidWest America to make sure your refund is going into the right share and account.

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Goals for 2018

By: Lacey Andrews-Norvell
December 27th, 2017

With the New Year a couple of days away, now is a great time to start thinking about what goals you want to accomplish in 2018. There is no question that having goals is important. Without them, what would we have to strive for? But what comes before the flag on top of the mountain—the journey.

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Statement of Fact

By: Michael Buchemeier
December 13th, 2017

As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s a wonderful time to start organizing your financial paperwork and to reconcile your statements for tax season and beyond. Are you a little lost about what to do with your statements or how to reconcile them? We’re here to help get you organized for 2018!

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Skip for Santa

By: Caleb Herring
November 30th, 2017

For many, spending extra money during the holiday season is as inevitable as paying taxes.  For me personally, I get much more excited about giving gifts than I do about receiving them.  While there is a lot of joy in giving gifts, it is not as much fun if you're spending more than your normal budget allows.

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Gratefulness & Giving Back

By: Emily Jones
November 22nd, 2017

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens

Sometimes I have days when the hustle and bustle of life gets to me and makes the efforts I put in feel insignificant or useless as Dickens puts it. The daily routine starts to feel draining, like I’m just going through the motions only to start over the next day and do it all again.

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Here Come The Holidays & The Stress

By: Austin Fox
November 9th, 2017

It’s here! Christmas Season! Okay, we all know that Christmas season shouldn’t technically start until after Thanksgiving, but as consumers, we are already out looking for those good deals to get our family and friends come December 25th.

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Wrestling with Financial Discipline

By: Michael Buchmeier
October 26th, 2017

Over my years of working at the credit union I’ve had numerous people say they don’t keep money is their checking account because if it is there they will spend it.  I once had a friend ask me how I stay disciplined.  A lot of it I can draw comparisons to when I wrestled in high school.  It’s a lifestyle.

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What is International Credit Union Day?

By: Emily Jones
October 13th, 2017

The theme for International Credit Union Day 2017 is “Dreams Thrive Here,” and MidWest America wants to be the bridge that allows people to achieve their biggest dreams in life. Whether that’s a new car, your own business, a college education, a retirement RV, your own home or anything really.

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The Credit Union

By: Greg Mohr
October 4th, 2017

My name is Greg Mohr and as President/CEO of MidWest America Federal Credit Union, I am very pleased to be writing the first post for our new blog. It gives me a chance to give the first impression of the great things to come from MidWest America both in our blog and our Credit Union.

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