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Welcome to our Financial Wellness Blog - dedicated to highlighting financial information that's useful to everyone. We've also included a Community Spotlight to promote volunteer organizations in our hometowns - Carmel, Dunkirk, Fishers, Hartford City, Knightstown, Lewisville, Montpelier, New Castle, Pendleton, Rushville, and Union City. If you'd like to submit an article for a non-profit, please read this or email Leah Driver. Thank you!

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Securing New Devices/ Data Privacy Day

January 21, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

The holiday season has sadly come to an end, but hopefully you were able to treat yourself to some of the latest gadgets! Just remember...read more

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Sources of Small Business Funding

January 19, 2021

You have a great idea, you've done your homework, and you're excited to start your own business. The only thing missing? Funding....read more

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Glossary of Cash Flow Terms

January 13, 2021

It's easy to argue that the success of failure of your business relies on cash flow. Knowing these terms will allow you to be a better judge of how your business is performing....read more

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10 Cybersecurity Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

December 18, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

It’s that time of year again -- holiday shopping is in full swing! Even though the shopping insanity of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone, holiday...read more

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PPP-Related Scams to Avoid

December 14, 2020

From the beginning, an infuriating side effect of the pandemic has been fraud. The distribution of funds through stimulus checks and small business loans...read more

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Keep a Lid on Checking Fees

December 5, 2020

No one likes to see checking account fees lowering their balance every month....read more

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Budgeting with Variable Income

December 4, 2020

If your income varies, you know how great it feels when you make a lot, along with how stressful the lean times can be. Whether you work on commission; are a freelancer, contractor or gig...read more

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Checklist for Opening a Bank Account

December 1, 2020

You may decide that a checking or savings account is the right product for you. If you do, opening an account is quite simple....read more

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Shop Locally for the Holidays

November 23, 2020

Planning to spread some cheer this holiday season? Pick up one-of-a-kind creations from your locally-owned small businesses....read more

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Holiday Budgeting

November 21, 2020

The holidays can normally take a toll on our budget, and this year is far from “normal.” We’ve provided this budgeting sheet to help you plan for the holidays. (And to show...read more

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Steps for Making Large Financial Decisions

November 20, 2020 | Leah Driver

This article started as steps to take before making financial decisions like buying insurance or opening a retirement account, but these steps apply to any major financial decision – moving deposit accounts, applying for a loan, etc....read more

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What You Need to Know About Ransomware

November 12, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that blocks access to a system, device, or file until a ransom is paid. It is an illegal, moneymaking scheme that...read more

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Freezing Your Credit

November 4, 2020

A “credit freeze” is fairly self-explanatory – it prevents national credit bureaus from providing your credit information...read more

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum

October 30, 2020

The Wilbur Wright Birthplace pays tribute to a man who rose from obscure beginnings in Indiana to...read more

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Happy Digital Wishes: Cheers to Safe Holiday Shopping

October 25, 2020

Before you start making your lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety!...read more