Tag Archives: Money Saving

Deb Schaffer

Aug 11 2014

Money Saving Tips for Savvy College Students


Money Saving Tips for Savvy College Students.

College years are a transitional time into the “real world.” Not only will you learn skill sets to gain employment, but you will learn life skills as you start living on your own. Now is the perfect time to start …
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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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Whitney Randall

Jun 11 2014

Do you Know a Good Lemon Boss?


Hills Bank Lemon Boss

The warm weather is finally here! I remember when I was a kid my summer days were full of riding my bike, swimming in the Mount Vernon pool, and selling lemonade at my mom’s garage sales. Get ready to relive …
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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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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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Keith Jones

May 19 2014

Save Money and Live Local with a Get-away to an Iowa Destination


Live Local with these Iowa Destinations!

Hills Bank is proud to help sustain our local economy by living locally. We encourage you to support Live Local. Even small changes will make a big difference in our communities. It is as simple as shopping locally instead of …
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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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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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