Getting Ready to Open Your Doors Again?

Businesses are beginning to open up again after the unprecedented nationwide shutdown. Crippling business restrictions have turned out to be too much for many small businesses around the country. Some business owners, to avoid inevitable permanent closure, have chosen to defy mandated lockdowns.

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams

In times of crisis, the helpers always show up. People who risk their lives to help others in any way they can. We are so thankful for all the essential workers who are currently doing just that as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

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Coronavirus: Some Advice to Ag Professionals

People who work in the Ag business are already some of the hardest working people in our country. Early mornings. Late nights. You’re managing a business, working with your hands, thinking financially, working strategically. In all of it, you are also at risk in this season of quarantine.

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Tips for Managing Your Money During Coronavirus

While we are currently in the middle of a health crisis with the novel coronavirus, we’re also experiencing an economic downturn of historic proportions.

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Coronavirus Scams to Look Out For

In the midst of the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and its worldwide impact, online scammers have adapted their strategies and tactics to try to exploit concerned citizens. Read more ...

Livestock Financing from First Independent Bank

First Independent Bank partners with Ag operations across Central and Southern Minnesota with livestock financing products that work with farmers in their unique situations. Read more ...

Don’t Fall for Money Mule Scams!

A “money mule” scam is when someone is recruited to move money for a scammer by transferring stolen funds from one account to another. Usually the “mule” has no idea he or she is aiding in theft and simply thinks they’ve fallen on an online opportunity to make some extra money.

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Teaching Your Kids the Language of Money

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

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.

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Farm Land Purchasing with First Independent Bank

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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