Tag Archives: Goal Setting

Mark Koch

Mar 26 2018

Wealth Management Spotlight: Inflation


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Investing in stocks can be a risky endeavor – especially if you’re worried about volatility. The real risk, however, in a retirement portfolio is the silent killer called inflation. Learn more about inflation and retirement planning: https://youtu.be/sDnGs3_5ihI

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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 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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Allison Bates

Sep 27 2017

Managing Your Finances Made Simple


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Make a commitment to your financial fitness by automating your savings or pay-off goals. Set up long-range goals like saving for a down payment or short-term goals like paying off a high-rate credit card. When you determine a goal in …
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Dave Kriz

Aug 01 2017

Lemon Boss 2017 Wrap-Up


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At Hills Bank, we support local businesses of all shapes and sizes. During our fourth year of Lemon Boss, we helped kids 5-12 years old start their own businesses. This was a great opportunity to teach kids about finances, customer …
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Matt Olson

Credit Score Series: Part 3 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score


Credit Score Series: Tips for improving your credit score.

Improving your credit score can save you money through lower interest rates and insurance premiums. A higher score can open the door to more credit options such as a mortgage loan and it can even decrease the amount of security …
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Matt Olson

Mar 22 2017

3 Steps of the Home Loan Process


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Purchasing a home can be an intimidating and confusing process, but it doesn’t have to be. I want to give you a summary of the home buying process from application to closing…no matter where you’re applying for your loan.  …
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Bob Lamkins

Mar 06 2017

Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan with Hills Bank


Are you looking to buy a new house, but have questions about what you can afford, what your monthly payment will be, or if you will need a down payment?  Let Hills Bank help answer those questions by getting you …
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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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