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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, 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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Top 4 COVID-19 Scams To Watch Out For

February 12, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

The ability to leverage current events is a dream scenario for modern-day cybercriminals. These criminals use events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to fuel their malicious intent....read more

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Profitability Metrics 101

February 5, 2021

Most of us have a fundamental understanding of profitability, but digging into financial statements allows us to make smarter investments with our money....read more

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Welcome Melissa Volz-Smith

January 29, 2021 | Leah Driver

Melissa Volz-Smith has joined our Carmel office as a Regional Mortgage Loan Officer....read more

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Manage Your Company's Cash Flow

January 26, 2021

When you started your business, you knew you’d have to make sacrifices and trade-offs, but you might not have realized how...read more

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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