Aaron Schaefer

Jul 02 2015

June’s Economy and Market from Here…at Hills


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Waiting on the Fed…

Stock and bond markets were focused on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) for most of the second quarter. Investors continue to wonder when the first interest rate hike will occur. Consensus estimates believe it will be at the September or October meeting. The head of the International Monetary Fund gave an unprecedented speech early in June pleading for the FOMC to wait to raise rates until 2016 so as not to derail the recovery of European and other global economies that are still emerging from weak economic conditions. It is unclear how the FOMC will respond.

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Joy Newhouse

Jul 01 2015

Spending and Sharing Your Money (Part 4 of 5)


Hills Bank Savings Plan for Kids
Sometimes it’s hard to know how to get your child off to the right start saving money, so as parents, grandparents, and mentors to youth, we at Hills Bank have brought together our experiences and financial knowledge to share with you. This is part 4 of a 5 part savings plan for kids’ series.

Last week, we continued our discussion of the 3-chamber method and ideas of how to save money. What do you do with the other two chambers? Spend and share! We’ll highlight both of these and provide ideas on what to spend your money on and how to share it.

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