Tag Archives: Financial Planning

Chuck Hippee

Jun 18 2014

How Life Choices Affect Your Financial Future


How Life Choices Affect Your Financial Future.

Every day you make choices that impact your retirement opportunities. Taking steps to identify unnecessary spending and saving as little as $5 per day could lead to big savings over time. Here’s the breakdown to put it into perspective:

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Dale Farland

Jun 09 2014

How Much Can I Live on in Retirement?


How Much Can I Live on in Retirement?

The good news is that we are living longer! The bad news is that we are living longer! The average life expectancy when Social Security was first adopted was dramatically lower than it is today. With healthier lifestyles and medical …
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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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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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Chuck Hippee

Jan 15 2014

Convert Your Pay Raise into a Saving Vehicle


Convert your pay raise into a savings vehicle.

The start of a new year is often when last year’s hard work pays off in the form of pay raises or cost of living adjustments. Instead of using that money to buy a new pair of shoes or the …
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Deb Guinn

Jan 13 2014

Resolve to Establish an Emergency Fund


Resolve to Establish an Emergency Fund in 2014.

There is no shortage of financial advice available, including paying off debt, maxing out your 401(k), paying off your mortgage, and improving your credit score. One of the most important things you can do to improve your financial health is …
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