13 episodes

Maybe you dream about taking a big trip. You see yourself having a picnic under the Eiffel Tower or embarking on a cross-country road trip. Or maybe you just want to be able to say yes whenever your friends ask you to go out to dinner. Maybe you already have your eye on your forever home. But the dreams you have for your life don't have to be wishes. Here’s the secret: you can build this life for yourself with simple tools and some financial planning steps. And that’s where we come in! We’ll be talking to your neighborhood financial experts about tricks from the trade to build a smarter, brighter, and more flexible financial future.

Dream. Plan. Live‪.‬ Bank Midwest

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Maybe you dream about taking a big trip. You see yourself having a picnic under the Eiffel Tower or embarking on a cross-country road trip. Or maybe you just want to be able to say yes whenever your friends ask you to go out to dinner. Maybe you already have your eye on your forever home. But the dreams you have for your life don't have to be wishes. Here’s the secret: you can build this life for yourself with simple tools and some financial planning steps. And that’s where we come in! We’ll be talking to your neighborhood financial experts about tricks from the trade to build a smarter, brighter, and more flexible financial future.

    The True Costs of Owning A Pet

    The True Costs of Owning A Pet

    If you’re thinking about becoming a pet owner, you probably spend a lot of time daydreaming about your new furry friend. But of course, there are financial choices to consider when you're thinking about becoming a pet parent, and it can be hard to predict. Here's a breakdown of the real costs of bringing a pet into your life.
    Guest: Amy Radcliffe and Laura Fischer from Bank Midwest's marketing team

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    Music: Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 12 min
    Fraud Noir: Can You Spot These New Online Scams?

    Fraud Noir: Can You Spot These New Online Scams?

    This is Fraud Noir. Cue the smooth jazz.

    In this new series from Dream, Plan, Live., we'll walk you through a story about a new scam, and it's your job to tell if there's something fraudulent afoot. We'll also talk to a fraud analyst to give you tips about protecting yourself from scams and stopping them in their tracks.

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    Guest: Stacie Wolter, Fraud Analyst at Bank Midwest

    Hard Boiled by Kevin MacLeod
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    I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod
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    • 7 min
    How To Mindfully Manage Your Stress and Money

    How To Mindfully Manage Your Stress and Money

    Financial stress can overtake your life in so many different ways, regardless of your financial situation. You can probably think of a few right now. But that is exactly why we’re going to crack open the topic of stress and money today.

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    Guest: Lori Harms, Retail Associate at Bank Midwest

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    Music: Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 6 min
    Give Your Talents - Is Board Service Right For You?

    Give Your Talents - Is Board Service Right For You?

    When you think about a Board of Directors, you might picture a group of people in suits, sitting around a massive, oak table, talking about big figure numbers or ten-year plans. And for some organizations, this may be the case. But board service is an incredible way for people with specialized skills to dedicate consistent time and shape the future of the causes they care about.

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    Guest: Kurt Wiegers, Chief Marketing Officer at Bank Midwest

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    Music: Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 6 min
    Give Your Time - How to Find Community Volunteer Opportunities

    Give Your Time - How to Find Community Volunteer Opportunities

    There are an endless number of ways that volunteering benefits people in your communities, but you shouldn’t overlook the ways volunteering can bring light to your own life. Here are our tips on where to start volunteering when you want to give back.

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    Guest: Nate Amborn, Senior Network and System Administrator at Bank Midwest

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    Music: Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    • 5 min
    Give A Gift - Why Donating To Non-Profits Help You And Your Community

    Give A Gift - Why Donating To Non-Profits Help You And Your Community

    Since 2020, we’ve seen astonishing growth in donations to community non-profits, and more and more people today are making donations an integral part of their lives. Whether you have a little disposable income you’d like to share or you see a need in your community that you want to support, making donations in any way you can is one of the biggest ways you can help that cause make a difference.

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    Guests: Ali Schmitz, Executive Assistant at The Okoboji Foundation
    Kent Stensland, Chief Credit Officer at Bank Midwest

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    Music: Cheery Monday Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    • 11 min

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