6 Steps to Scoring Your Savings Goal

Do your savings goals make you feel frozen? Get back on the ice this season, and let Heartland Bank help you win your personal financial game. We’ll show you how to keep pushing forward with these strategic hockey tactics: Always look for the shot. One of the first and most important ways to save is

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How to Plan Spring Break on a Budget

Spring break is a magical time of the year when school is out, the beaches are calling, and wanderlust seems to finally hit at full force. Before you jet-set to your next destinations, make sure you’ve saved enough to enjoy this vacation, without the addition of debt. To help cut the costs, but not the fun,

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5 Financially Savvy Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Getting your taxes done early not only takes one more thing off your to-do list but further allows you to start planning for the future. Working with your tax professional, determine how much your family may receive this year from a tax refund. No matter the amount, we recommend putting it towards your financial goals

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Can You Really Save on Travel: True or False?

Checking numerous sites for the best deal can be labor-intensive, and potentially counterproductive. With many American travelers turning to vacation book sites and apps, Heartland Bank is curious if they really save you money. After thorough research, we’ve discovered these four truths to successfully budgeting your next getaway: TRUE: Travel sites offer money-saving opportunities. FALSE:

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The Cost of Kids: How to Plan for Your Growing Family

At Heartland Bank, we understand that adding to your family may not only be an emotional decision but a financial one as well. With the growing costs of childcare alone, it’s important to have a well-rounded plan for covering the expenses of your expanding household. In order to plan most effectively, we recommend structuring your

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Student Loan PSA: What Student Debt Really Looks Like

Obtaining your secondary education can be a landmark goal on your journey to success. By opening up opportunities, and enhancing your capabilities, the study of discipline gives you the skills you need to conquer your future ambitions. More often than not, student loans offer a helpful supplement when financing this experience. However, many students are

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7 Financial Goals to Make 2017 a Success

Heartland Bank challenges you to make 2017 the year of financial prosperity. Complete with an emergency fund, sound credit, and a monthly budget, you can conquer any fiscal goal so long as you keep moving towards it. To optimize your money management potential, we recommend these seven goals: Check Your Credit Score. There are many

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Best Part Time Jobs for Students

College is a time period in which you begin to choose your path in life. With decisions ranging from effort in class, extracurricular participation, and money management style, you will find yourself gaining more and more responsibilities each and every day. Continue to build your college experience with a part-time career to help you better

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Teaching Your Children the Meaning of Giving

The holiday season is all about giving. Whether it’s through time, labor, or funds, philanthropy is the spirit of the season. This December, help your little one’s understand the power of giving with these four lessons, courtesy of Heartland Bank: Help Yourself by Helping Others Did you know that every time you participate in “gift-giving

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5 Ways to Save on Your Home Energy Bill

The cold months are here, and so is the increase in your home’s energy usage. Before the days get too chilly, put these key steps in motion to save some serious pocket change on your next utility bill. Swap out your 40 watt bulbs for a more efficient LED bulb. While the lights themselves may

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