Tag Archives: Money Saving

Molly Dietz

Nov 18 2019

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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Jennifer Lough

Nov 06 2019

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


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Once your basic account needs are met with a checking and/or savings account, you may decide that opening a more robust account  would better suit your financial needs. Money market accounts (MMAs) and certificates of deposit (CDs) typically earn a …
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Jennifer Lough

Nov 04 2019

What’s the Difference Between 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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Jack O'Rourke

Oct 23 2019

5 Signs It’s Time for a Mortgage Refinance


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It is a good idea to review your financial situation periodically to see if there have been any changes that may affect your mortgage.

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Jennifer Lough

Oct 21 2019

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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Deb Schaffer

Sep 25 2019

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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Molly Dietz

Sep 03 2019

Are You Financially Prepared for a Disaster?


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National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families for disaster and emergency planning. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” It’s important to make sure you’re …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Aug 28 2019

Lemon Boss Wrap-Up 2019


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At Hills Bank, we support local businesses of all shapes and sizes. During our fifth year of Lemon Boss, we helped over 350, 5-12 years old start their own businesses. We had young entrepreneurs from Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin participate …
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Brenda Langenberg

Jul 31 2019

How to Prepare for Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend


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Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend is this Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd. 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 certain …
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Brenda Langenberg

Jun 03 2019

Do You Know the Next Lemon Boss?


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Do you know anyone 5-12 years old that’s driven, fun, and looking to start their own business? If so, Hills Bank has a program that will enable them to go just that by becoming a Lemon Boss! This summer, Hills Bank wants …
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