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Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020 market review

Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020

 As 2021 begins, the U.S. economy continues to show signs of recovery and resilience. Employment has strongly rebounded with: over 12 million jobs recovered since May; a soaring housing…

Weekly Economic Update Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update

The Weekly Economic Activity Report is your guide to the latest economic insights and banking trends from our seasoned Bank Consulting team dedicating more resources to help your bank achieve…

Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website First Business Client news

Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website

We’re proud to announce the First Business brand and entities, including First Business Trust & Investments, First Business Capital Corp., First Business Growth Funding, First Business Equipment Finance, and First…

Retirement planning advice for the young retirement planning advice for the young

Retirement planning advice for the young

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median wage for workers in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $48,672 per year for all workers over the age…

Transitioning Into Retirement Transition to retirement

Transitioning Into Retirement

By Dave Shaw, Senior Vice President – Wealth Advisor If you’re considering retirement within the next five years or so, you’re in the retirement “zone.” This is a critical time period…

CEO Report – Third Quarter 2020 Chart

CEO Report – Third Quarter 2020

DEAR SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS OF FIRST BUSINESS: During the third quarter of 2020, First Business delivered record loan growth, in-market deposits1, non-interest income, and top line revenue. Our strong fundamental…

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS treasury management

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS

By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor With the COVID-related tax filing deadline extensions this year, it seems we’ve barely closed the books on 2019, but here we…

U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News Market Update

U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist As we have said many times, the coronavirus and the economy are very closely linked. Full economic recovery is likely not…

How To Accurately Calculate Social Security Income For Retirement happy senior couple using computer while having a meeting with real estate agent

How To Accurately Calculate Social Security Income For Retirement

By Kevin Pomarnke, CTFA, MBA, Wealth Advisor WHY ESTIMATE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS? When you’re planning for retirement, figuring out how much you’ll receive from Social Security is an important part…

Your Retirement Strategy: Why, Where, When, And How retirement strategy

Your Retirement Strategy: Why, Where, When, And How

By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Trust Advisor The WHO is You, and the WHAT is Retirement. The rest of these queries take a little more digging. Why? If you are thinking…

Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs

Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs

By Jim Myers, Participant Services & Education Officer – Company Retirement Plans The quick onset of market volatility due to COVID-19 has taught us that having a financial plan, periodically…

Important Things to Think about When Saving for Retirement Important Things to Think about When Saving for Retirement

Important Things to Think about When Saving for Retirement

By Brian Elmer – Wealth Advisor, NMLS #524030 Whether retirement is 40 years from now or right around the corner, the thought of getting to the proverbial “finish line” can…

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