Balance Magazine - June 2009

Jan Viano"We realize that this economy requires investing in our most precious asset - our clients."

Janet M. Viano
Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Sales & Service

The unrest in the financial markets over the past several months has given most investors reason to pause and reflect on what’s really important. For many of us, it’s family, health and security. Striking a balance between these important assets might require scaling back on expenses, working longer than anticipated or rebalancing your investment portfolio.

At First Midwest Bank, we realize that this economy requires investing in our most important asset – our clients. You deserve a knowledgeable, trusted guide to help you navigate through times of constant change and uncertainty. It is our responsibility to be responsive to your needs, lend a steady hand and provide answers to any questions you have along the way.

For this reason, we’re excited to introduce balance, a new magazine featuring solutions for your financial and lifestyle needs. In balance, you’ll find timely articles covering the issues important to you, such as investing, money management, lifestyle and financial planning.

In this debut issue of balance, you'll find valuable information about how you can benefit from government initiatives for homeowners in our Economic Recovery and Your Home  article. You'll also learn how to funnel your retirement assets for better planning when you read Consolidating for Retirement . Finding great summer getaways close to home will be easy with the On the Road Again  segment. And, insights on how to help your aging parents with their financial needs are provided in our story on Protecting Your Parents .

Plus, in the coming months, you’ll find expanded editorial content, including our Financial Balance Workshop Series, as well as enhanced online support, and new, integrated ways to connect with us at

Overall, our goal is to be your on-demand source for financial advice. We value your input and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, comments or suggestions you may have.

Welcome to balance magazine, exclusively from First Midwest.

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Janet M. Viano
Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Sales & Service

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