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Teaching Your Kids the Language of Money

Some Tips to Giving Our Kids the Financial Tools They Need

One of the greatest ways to train your kids for the life that awaits them is by finding practical, even fun, ways to demonstrate the real world to them. As a parent, you have the chance to give them the tools they’ll need to manage money. It just takes time and opportunity. There’s no minimum amount of money your child needs to start. It’s simply about building the habits, developing the discipline, and teaching the language.

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Refinancing Your Home? The Questions to Ask

Does Refinancing Make Sense for You?

4 Easy Questions to Help You Move Forward

As a homeowner, you’re frequently given opportunities to refinance your home. Sometimes a simple inquiry online leads to an onslaught of communication from mortgage lenders you've never heard of. But the decision can be a hard one to make, and it’s based on more than interest rates. While mortgage brokers will hit you with messages to “strike while the iron is hot,” and assure you that rates won’t be this low again for decades, remember that the decision should be carefully considered. There are a few questions to answer that will help you determine if refinancing is the best financial step forward for you.

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Farm Land Purchasing with First Independent Bank

First Independent Bank - The Partner for Farmers Who are Buying Land

Whether just starting your farming operation or expanding it, our Ag lending experts from First Independent Bank partner with farmers across Minnesota to help them buy farm land. By walking with them to find and finance farm land, our lending team is giving farmers a financial advocate who understands the farming business and is invested in helping them succeed.

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A New Year with First Independent Bank

A New Year. The Same Commitment to Our Customers and Communities

At First Independent Bank, our doors first opened in the early 1900’s. Since then, our branches have expanded across the state and we’ve been able to impact thousands of Minnesota families. We have branches throughout Minnesota that work with local families, local business owners, and local farmers.Our list of products and service offerings has grown to include just about every person in any season of life. And as we’ve grown, we’ve changed - we’ve adapted - to our surroundings of our local communities.

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First Independent Bank: A Key Partner for Your Ag Operation

Key Investments in Your Farming Operation: Crop Input, Seed Loans, and Machinery Financing


The more strategic you are with your financing, the more profitable you’ll be in your Ag operation. By working with First Independent Bank, farmers have access to the most competitive financing solutions available, with terms and conditions that work with their budgets and on their timelines. They’ll also be partnered with a bank that has been supporting local Ag operations for more than a century.

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Dairy Loans from First Independent Bank

Dairy Farms and First Independent Bank: A Partnership and a Commitment

More than 75% of the dairy farms in the United States are family owned and operated. This means that, for most dairy farmers, the people doing the heavy lifting are the same people managing the facility, buying animals, maintaining the operation, and strategically planning for the future.

First Independent Bank partners with dairy farms to make the work easier.

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Debt Consolidation Loans with First Independent Bank

Pay Down Your Debt Faster with First Independent Bank

At First Independent Bank, we are committed to working with people throughout Minnesota in whatever situation they’re in. It’s why we do what we do. We’re helping you make life easier with our services and products. Our customers rely on our lending experts to help them find the tools, support, and resources they need for the improvements they’re looking to make in life.

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First Independent Bank: Banking is Personal

At First Independent Bank, we are big enough to know business and small enough to know you.

That’s a statement that points to the opportunities that customers have to work with a bank with the tools they need to make success possible, and the expertise they need to make the right decisions at each crossroads. It's also a statement of the value of having a personal banker.

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First Independent Bank: Lending Expertise for Any Season of Life

At First Independent Bank, we are committed to the success of our customers and our communities.

Sometimes that means we’re helping a couple save for college for their children or for some other major expense that is just around the corner. Sometimes it means we’re helping them build out an investment portfolio that plans for the future or an HSA that takes care of coming medical costs.

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First Independent Bank: Minding Your Business

Our loan officers and lending professionals are committed to the success of your business, whether that means helping you manage your operation or equipping you to expand it. From facility acquisition and equipment purchasing to merchant services and business checking, First Independent Bank makes running a business easier.

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