Brenda Langenberg

Oct 24 2016

Healthy Money Habits: Financial Maintenance (Part 4 of 4)


Now that you have become financially fit, maintain your finances with these tips.

  1. Identify Trends

    Checking in on your finances regularly is an important habit to gain and maintain. Set aside time to track your finances and goals at least once a week. Track and record any progress or setbacks you realize while doing your weekly check-in. Do you see any trends? Are those trends harmful or helpful to your overall financial health? If you see harmful trends or setbacks; brainstorm ways to avoid those from happening again. And for helpful trends, celebrate your wins! Just don’t celebrate in a way that uses a large chunk of money.

    Hills Bank Online banking has a number of great resources and is an easy way to check on and track your finances regularly. Visit to see how online bill pay, Manage My Finances, our App, and mobile deposit of checks can help you gain control of your money.

  2. Continue Your Financial Education

    To continue building on your overall financial awareness, it’s good to read at least one financial article per week. This will ensure that you are staying current and up-to-date on what is happening in the financial world. If you are reading this, I know that you are already a Hills Helps reader. In addition to Hills Helps, other online financial sources I enjoy checking regularly are Business Insider, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.

Financial awareness is a very important piece of being financially healthy overall. Checking in on your own finances and reading about what’s happening in the world of finance are both very important habits to attain and I hope you are able to implement both habits after reading this post! Be on the lookout for my wrap-up of this series in the coming week. Please share your own healthy money habits with me in the comments below.

View the complete 4-Part Healthy Money Habits Series:
• Part 1 – Pay Yourself First
• Part 2 – Avoiding Debt
• Part 3 – Insurance and Retirement
• Part 4 – Financial Maintenance
Healthy Money Habits Series Wrap-Up

Brenda Langenberg

About Brenda Langenberg

Brenda Langenberg is Vice President and Branch Manager at Hills Bank’s Mount Vernon and Lisbon locations. She has been at Hills Bank since 1992 helping customers with their banking needs. Brenda can be reached at

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