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A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due
By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL
Apr 2, 2020 1:00 AM
The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. Here is help navigating the biggest issues.
First Midwest commits $2.5M to COVID-19 efforts
Apr 1, 2020 9:57 AM
First Midwest Bank said it will commit $2.5 million for aid in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ben Franklin stockholders approve CAFCU acquisition
Daily Herald Staff Report
Mar 30, 2020 1:50 PM
Stockholders of Ben Franklin Financial, the holding company for Ben Franklin Bank of Illinois, recently approved the bank's acquisition by Corporate America Family Credit Union.
How to create a retirement paycheck that lasts
By LIZ WESTON of NerdWallet
Mar 29, 2020 6:09 AM
Financial planners use powerful software to model various ways to tap retirement funds so they can recommend the best options for their clients. Recently, some companies introduced similar software that consumers can use to find the most tax-efficient, sustainable strategies. Here's a look at three of them.
Master the quick and painless money check-in
By LAURA MCMULLEN of NerdWallet
Mar 29, 2020 6:17 AM
Like cars, relationships and health, personal finance needs maintenance. Routine care now helps you in the future and alerts you to problems.
Social distancing is a good excuse to try banking online
By CHANELLE BESSETTE of NerdWallet
Mar 28, 2020 6:09 AM
But if you're concerned about how to do your everyday financial tasks from home, consider starting to bank online -- especially if your bank has temporarily closed its locations. Handling your finances remotely can be convenient even after you feel safe returning to a branch.
What Congress' stimulus package would mean to local business
Daily Herald report
Mar 27, 2020 8:16 AM
The U.S Chamber of Commerce, in a message sent to its members Thursday, summarized the contents of the Senate's $2 trillion economic rescue package. Here is a synopsis of the chamber's message, as it pertains to local businesses.
First Midwest offers COVID-19 financial relief programs
Mar 24, 2020 3:13 PM
First Midwest Bank IS offering several programs and services to alleviate some of the financial stress clients may be facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Reserve unveils unlimited QE and aid for companies, states
Christopher Condon, Craig Torres, Matthew Boesler and Michael McKee
Mar 23, 2020 9:25 AM
The Federal Reserve on Monday announced a massive second wave of initiatives to support a shuttered U.S. economy, including buying an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low and setting up programs to ensure credit flows to corporations and state and local governments.
When market drops, play long game with retirement savings
Andrea Coombes of NerdWallet
Mar 22, 2020 6:11 AM
Taking these steps to help protect your IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts from events beyond your control.
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