Tag Archives: Goal Setting

Nicole Slaubaugh

Jul 16 2014

Hills Bank Leadership Grant


Hills Bank Leadership Grant

The Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grant is awarded to as many as 20 high school students each year. The recipients, who apply during their junior year in high school, attend nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills …
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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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Sherry Mitchell

Feb 05 2014

5 Programs First-Time Home Buyers Should Research


First Time Homebuyer

Purchasing a home is the largest purchase you are ever likely to make. Finding the right home is exciting, challenging, and sometimes daunting—especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. There are so many things to consider when making this initial …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Jan 17 2014

Tips to Reduce Stress with a Healthy Diet


Reduce Your Stress

Stress can build quickly for today’s small business owners, especially in our troubled economy. A factor often overlooked as a way to combat stress is diet. While food choices are often blamed for sluggishness, foggy thinking, and irritability, junk food …
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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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