Category Archives: Money Management

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. As parents, grandparents, and mentors to youth, your friends at Hills Bank have compiled nine conversation starters to help …
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Jennifer Lough

Nov 09 2017

What’s the Difference between Money Market Accounts and CDs?


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Once basic account needs are met with a basic checking and/or savings account, you may decide that adding a more robust account to your portfolio would better suit your financial needs. Money Market accounts (MMAs) and Certificate of Deposits (CDs) …
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Jennifer Lough

Nov 06 2017

What’s the Difference between a Checking and Savings Accounts?


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Checking and Savings accounts are two basic accounts offered by financial institutions. They serve the same overall purpose—to house your money—but have a few key differences.

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Chuck Hippee

Feb 15 2017

Convert Your Pay Raise into a Savings 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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Allison Bates

Dec 07 2016

Ways to Put the “Happy” Back in Happy Holidays


Ways to Put the "Happy Back in Happy Holidays

Do you wish the holidays were a little less stressful and a lot more meaningful? If so, you’re not alone. Even the most wonderful time of year can cause extra stress—making sure everyone’s gift is just right, the holiday meal …
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Brenda Langenberg

Oct 31 2016

Healthy Money Habits: 8 Tips for Financial Health


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As I wrap-up my 4-part series on Healthy Money Habits, I want to revisit the eight financial health habits I highlighted throughout the entire series.

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Brenda Langenberg

Oct 24 2016

Healthy Money Habits: Financial Maintenance (Part 4 of 4)


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Now that you are financially fit, maintain your finances with these tips.

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Brenda Langenberg

Oct 17 2016

Healthy Money Habits: Insurance and Retirement (Part 3 of 4)


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Becoming and then staying insured as well as beginning a Retirement account are two large steps that will help to get you closer to your goal of overall financial fitness.

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Bethany Welsh

Sep 21 2016

4 Money Management Tips for Millennials


Millennials have grown up in a different world than their parents and grandparents, so it only makes sense that they handle their finances differently as well. While technology has changed the face of banking, the same core values of managing …
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