Tag Archives: Budgeting

Jennifer Lough

Jan 02 2019

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 2019 and help you achieve financial fitness.

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Erin Grabe

Dec 05 2018

Should You Save Money or Pay Off Debt?


Respect your elders. Don’t talk with your mouth full. Say please and thank you. All great things our parents taught us. But what about how to balance managing debt – specifically student loan debt–with saving money–for retirement, our own children’s …
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Molly Dietz

Nov 19 2018

3 Ways to Save Money on Your Thanksgiving Dinner


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We have officially entered the holiday season. As wonderful as this time of the year is, we know it can sometimes be expensive and stressful as well. Here are three tips to help you save money on your Thanksgiving dinner.

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Brenda Langenberg

Nov 14 2018

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

Nov 05 2018

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 29 2018

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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Jennifer Lough

Oct 24 2018

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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Brenda Langenberg

Oct 15 2018

Healthy Money Habits: Pay Yourself First (Part 1 of 4)


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Financial health is defined as describing one’s personal financial situation. There are many different pieces included in the overall picture of one’s financial health. Some of these pieces include the amount of savings you have, how much of your income …
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Deb Schaffer

Sep 24 2018

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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Brenda Langenberg

Aug 01 2018

How to Prepare for Iowa’s Tax Free Weekend


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Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend is this Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th. Many back-to-school shoppers will gear up for another school year by purchasing supplies, clothing, and other school essentials. Iowa’s Tax Free Weekend only applies to the sale of …
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