Tag Archives: Trust and Wealth Management

Erin Grabe

Feb 12 2018

Wealth Management Spotlight: Starting Your Estate Plan


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Creating an estate plan – definitely not everyone’s favorite thing to do. It’s uncomfortable to talk about your own death and to make plans for it, but once a plan is in place, it should be a comfort to know …
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Aaron Schaefer

Feb 07 2018

A Message Regarding Recent Market Declines


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Recent market declines have reminded investors that stocks come with risk. After an unusual period of calm, the stock market experienced a decline of 8% over the last several trading days. The sell-off was triggered by concerns about rising interest …
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Brad Zuber

Jan 24 2018

Wealth Management Spotlight: Investing 101


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The basics of building an adequate retirement account are not that difficult. If you are disciplined in following just a few key themes, you too can accumulate an adequate retirement account balance.  Learn more about the 5 themes of …
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Mark Ahlers

Jan 16 2018

Wealth Management Spotlight: Stock Market Weather


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Stock market returns are like the weather in Iowa – some years we have above average experiences, some years we have below average experiences. The statement the stock market has averaged 10-12%  over the past 70 years is as honest …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jan 08 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills January 2018


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Global stock markets continued to tack on gains as a result of positive earnings reports and economic data that has surprised to the upside.  Recent economic reports saw consumer sentiment edge higher, existing home sales rise despite expectations, and initial …
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Todd Joslin

Dec 27 2017

Wealth Management Spotlight: How to Determine Your Retirement Income Needs


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Is your retirement right around the corner or many years away? Either way, determining your income needs during retirement may seem like an impossible task. Learn how to determine your income needs during retirement from Todd Joslin, Trust and Wealth Management Officer. …
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Todd Joslin

Dec 18 2017

Wealth Management Spotlight: How Much Should You Save for Retirement


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Retirement can seem like a big mountain to climb when thinking about the amount that you will need to save for it. Some of the details that can go into determining that number include the age at which you retire, your …
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Mark Ahlers

Dec 06 2017

Wealth Management Spotlight: Distribution Buckets


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As retirement nears, you will need to transition from a strategy of asset accumulation to a strategy of utilizing assets to provide you with a stream of income in retirement. Learn about retirement cash flow management from Mark Ahlers, Vice President, Trust …
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Mark Koch

Nov 13 2017

Wealth Management Spotlight: Saving Early


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It’s been said that there is no force on earth greater than the power of compound interest. Learn how saving early for retirement and compound interest pair up to work together for you from Mark Koch, First Vice President, Trust and Wealth Management …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 04 2017

The Economy and Market from Here…at Hills October 2017


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Domestic and International markets continued to gain ground despite a tumultuous quarter. Growing tensions with North Korea and two severe hurricanes that made landfall in Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida were not enough to keep markets from eclipsing record highs. …
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