Financial Education Center

Tools for your financial wellbeing

Explore our free collection of resources to help you reach your financial goals and increase your understanding and awareness of financial products and services. Whether you are an individual or a business customer, we hope you will find this curated collection a great knowledge center. If you would like to speak to someone about a specific banking product/service or would like further information about anything on our site, please feel free to contact us.

Money iQ - Financial Literacy Centers

A wealth of financial resources – now at your fingertips! Within Money iQ and Business Money iQ, you will find articles, videos, and other pieces of helpful information on a range of banking topics. Looking for the latest news or want to know how to protect yourself financially? Look no further.


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Banking Products & Services Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials for Personal Banking

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Video Tutorials for Business Banking

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Investment Management Group Education Center

Investing for Life Summer 2021

Market Viewpoints – Summer 2021

U.S. stocks continued to show strong gains this year with the S&P touching new highs at the end of June on strong company earnings and increased consumer spending. Bond yields have also come down in the second quarter after the large increase to start the year. This helped bonds reduce the losses they suffered during the first quarter on rising yields and inflation fears. Inflation fears have been dominating headlines and worrying investors due to the large increases in demand in multiple parts of the economy leading to higher than expected inflation readings.

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The Putnam Museum

In the Community – Summer 2021

A museum of history, culture, and science, the Putnam has served the Quad Cities region since 1867 and is the Quad Cities’ only Smithsonian Affiliate. The Putnam brings to life a sense of place, time and purpose to ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world and all its people.

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Investing for Life Summer 2021

Social Security Benefits Payee Representative

With a power of attorney for finances, you name who you want to manage your financial affairs if you are unable to do so. Interestingly, the social security administration (“SSA”) does not accept powers of attorney. It has its own process for identifying who will receive and manage the social security benefits of the legally incompetent.

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