How to Shave Thousands of Dollars off Your Mortgage

Congratulations on purchasing your home. You are now privileged to enjoy the thrills of home repair, maintenance, and occasional renovation. Depending on your mortgage structure, you may be paying off your home for up to thirty years. Luckily Heartland Bank has some tips and tricks to help you reduce your repayment time. Using these three

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Fix-Up Your Budget

HGTV’s latest hit show, Fixer Upper, has fans and home buyers looking for new ways to save and restore old homes. While Chip and Joanna have become experts in home renovation, they’re not too shabby when it comes to finances either. Using their home building skills and our banking knowledge we offer these top tips

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How to Save for Retirement at Every Age

How much do you need to retire? Will you continue working after age 65? Do you want to travel during your retirement? These are just a handful of questions that are important for retirement preparation. Unlike saving for a home or new vehicle, saving for retirement requires long-term commitment and goal oriented benchmarks. At Heartland

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Planning Your Spring Garden for the Best Return

Spring is still just out of sight, but for prospective spring gardeners, the time to start seed germination is almost here! With seeds for some summer produce taking up to three months to prepare for planting, planning ahead of time can truly make or break both personal and commercial growers. Before you start organizing your

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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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