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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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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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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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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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CARES Act and Hardship Withdrawals

August 30, 2020 | Hector Ortiz and Erin Scheithe, CFPB

You might not be aware that the CARES Act made provisions for early withdrawals from retirement accounts. If you're thinking of making a withdrawal, here are some things you should know....read more

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Making a Deposit

August 27, 2020

When most of us think about making a deposit, the first thing that comes to mind is a trip to the bank....read more

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Mobile Wallets

July 8, 2020 | Leah Driver

The use of mobile wallets has been growing for years, and the pandemic has created even more demand. "Contactless" transactions are fast, secure, and convenient, but are they right for you?...read more

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Mobile Banking Upgrade with Debit Card Controls

May 27, 2020 | Leah Driver

We've upgraded our mobile banking app, and you'll appreciate the result! Not only is...read more

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Mobile Banking Security Tips

April 28, 2020 | Leah Driver

We rely on our mobile phone for so many things - banking, emailing, texting, shopping, dating - it's important to remember we need to take steps to keep it secure, just like we do...read more

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Wondering what to do with your stimulus payment?

April 25, 2020 | AmericaSaves.org

If you're wondering what you should do with your stimulus payment, you're not alone. Given today's uncertainty,...read more

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Online Banking for Beginners

April 22, 2020

If you’ve been on the fence about banking online, now is a good time to get started as we...read more

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Worried about your finances due to COVID-19?

April 17, 2020

If you’re worried about money, it’s completely understandable. When the year started, stocks were trading at all-time highs while unemployment was at historic lows. That’s changed...read more

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Crush Your Bills with Mobile Banking

April 11, 2020 | Leah Driver

Mobile banking allows you to pay your bills in less time than it takes to play a round of Candy Crush....read more

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Hey, Alexa - pay the cable bill!

April 10, 2020

Did you know you can use an Alexa-enabled device to pay your bills?...read more