Tag Archives: Budgeting

Brenda Langenberg

Aug 01 2018

How to Prepare for Iowa’s Tax Free Weekend


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Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend is this Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th. Many back-to-school shoppers will gear up for another school year by purchasing supplies, clothing, and other school essentials. Iowa’s Tax Free Weekend only applies to the sale of …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Jun 04 2018

Hills Bank’s Lemon Boss Program is Back!


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Do you know anyone 5-12 years old that’s driven, fun, and looking to start their own business? If so, Hills Bank has a program that will enable them to start their own business by becoming a Lemon Boss! This summer, Hills Bank …
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Jennifer Lough

Apr 16 2018

6 Tips for Your Financial Spring Cleaning


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As we kick off spring by cleaning, sorting, and tidying up the house, Hills Bank encourages you to add financial organization to you spring cleaning check-list.

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Molly Dietz

Mar 28 2018

4 Tips to Avoid Overdraft Fees


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What Is an Overdraft Fee? Overdraft fees are assessed to an account when more money is withdrawn than available and the balance drops below zero. This fee is charged because your financial institution provided a small loan to cover the negative …
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Brenda Langenberg

Feb 14 2018

Use Manage My Finances for Tax Season!


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Whether you’re organizing for tax preparation or consolidating your finances, Manage My Finances is a powerful tool to help you.

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Jennifer Lough

Dec 20 2017

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


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The beginning of a new year is a great time to recommit to your goals. The following tips will provide a fresh start to 2018 and help you achieve financial fitness.

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Jennifer Lough

Nov 20 2017

9 Money Conversation Starters for Kids


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Sometimes it’s hard to know how to get your child off to the right start when it comes to saving money. At Hills Bank, as parents, grandparents, and mentors to youth, we have compiled nine conversation starters to help you use …
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Allison Bates

Sep 27 2017

Managing Your Finances Made Simple


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Make a commitment to your financial fitness by automating your savings or pay-off goals. Set up long-range goals like saving for a down payment or short-term goals like paying off a high-rate credit card. When you determine a goal in …
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Bethany Welsh

Aug 09 2017

7 Tips to Creating Good Financial Habits


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As a young adult, whether you are starting college or beginning a career, you are starting to enjoy your freedom while acquiring assets. It’s crucial to establish good saving and borrowing habits, and the following tips will help you.

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Matt Olson

Aug 01 2017

Credit Score Series: Part 3 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score


Credit Score Series: Tips for improving your credit score.

Improving your credit score can save you money through lower interest rates and insurance premiums. A higher score can open the door to more credit options such as a mortgage loan and it can even decrease the amount of security …
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