Category Archives: Money Management

Jennifer Lough

Dec 15 2014

7 Tips to Make Financial Fitness Your New Year’s Resolution


7 Tips to Make Financial Fitness Your New Year’s Resolution

The beginning of a new year is a great time to recommit to your goals. The following tips will provide a fresh start to 2015 and help you achieve financial fitness.

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Deb Guinn

Dec 03 2014

Ways to Put the “Happy” Back in Happy Holidays


Ways to Put the "Happy Back in Happy Holidays

Do you wish the holidays were a little less stressful and a lot more meaningful? If so, you’re not alone. Even the most wonderful time of year can cause extra stress—making sure everyone’s gift is just right, the holiday meal …
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Jeff Ritchie

Jul 28 2014

How a Donor Advised Gift Fund Works


Donor Advised Gift Fund

A Convenient Approach to Non-Endowed Gifting Hills Bank Trust and Wealth Management offers a solution that can simplify your charitable giving process. The Hills Bank Donor Advised Gift Fund was established in 1997 for donors who desire to make important gifts …
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Todd Shaull

May 21 2014

4 Simple Ways to Give Your Credit Rating a Boost


Give your credit rating a boost.

The lower the interest rates on your loans, the more income you’ll have available for other uses, including saving for retirement. Your credit score is the key to getting loans approved and determining the interest rate you pay. Here are …
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Whitney Randall

Apr 28 2014

Financial Literacy: Three Little Words that will Change Your World


Financial Literacy - Save, Share, Spend

You can meet your financial obligations, be a resource for people and causes you care about, and still have fun by expanding your financial vocabulary to include three little words—Save, Share, and Spend. Whatever your income, your money can be …
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Keith Jones

Apr 21 2014

Hills Bank Employees’ Favorite Books for Financial Advice


Financial Books and Resources for Good Financial Advice

There are so many financial advice books available, it can be overwhelming to sort through and find the best ones. Wonder what books people in the financial services industry are reading and would recommend? Our employees at Hills Bank are …
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Dale Farland

Feb 26 2014

Consolidate Your Assets with IRA Rollovers


IRA Rollover

If you are making a career move, getting ready to retire, or have already retired, you should consider consolidating your retirement assets into one place. Why roll your funds into one IRA? Contrary to your mother telling you to “not …
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Susan Moore

Feb 03 2014

Avoid These Common Tax Filing Errors


Common Tax Filing Errors

Some of the most common errors in tax preparation are preventable. If you are filing your own taxes this year, avoid these errors and save yourself any hassles or delays in receiving your tax return. According to the IRS website, …
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Jeff Ritchie

Jan 31 2014

Tips for 2013 Year-End Tax Planning


2013 Tax Planning

We have now officially entered tax season. Below are a few helpful tips to keep in mind while preparing your 2013 taxes.

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Dave Kriz

Jan 24 2014

Ways to Turn Budgeting Into a Game


Ways to turn budgeting into a game.

Now that the holiday excess is behind you, it’s a great time to review your household budget. The key to managing a budget is finding ways to make it fun so it’s easy to maintain. Develop a game by identifying …
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