Category: General

How to Start a Garden without Splurging

Sunshine, flowering blooms, and the smell of something new, planting season is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and begin planting your summer garden. If you’re like most hobbyists, you find your plants each year at area greenhouses and nurseries searching for that perfect pop of color.  This year, Heartland Bank challenges you to

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Community Banking: Why It’s a Wonderful Life

As the seasons begin to change, and the holidays approach, our team at Heartland Bank would like to share all the wonderful reasons we are grateful to be a community bank. Just like Mr. George Bailey, in the classic tale, It’s a Wonderful Life, we have found countless people and experiences that make our bank

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Election Season – Go Vote!

Each year millions of Americans make their ways to their polls to cast their vote! Republican, Democrat, or Third Party, it is through this system that the American people make their voice heard. On November 8, 2016 the United States will elect the next leader of the free world. Don’t you want to have a

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Autumn Recipes Your Whole Family will Enjoy

The time for warm sweaters, cozy fires, and hearty food is finally here! With countless outdoor activities, your family is sure to work up an appetite! Discover these delectable and seasonal plates for any palette, courtesy of Heartland Bank. Chili: This is a filling and tasty meal that can be served a variety of ways!

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The Ultimate Guide to Garage and Yard Sales

With pockets full of dollar bills and a list of dream finds in hand, serious garage sale goers are perking up for the upcoming season. Become a pro deal-spotter by harnessing some of their top tricks of the trade! Check for warranties: Even if they’re dinged or damaged, goods by brands like Craftsman and Chaco

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Spring Into Spring

Shake off colder temps, for spring has sprung! Squeeze the most out of this blooming season with these warmer weather activities to help you unthaw: Declutter your closet. To make it more open and airy, purge your wardrobe of all the clothes you didn’t wear over the winter. Donate the castoffs and make room for

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3 Steps to a Successful Retirement

A successful retirement plan involves extensive planning and lots of patience. Once accomplished however, you gain the benefit of watching your finances work for you! The average age of retirement is climbing. Currently averaging at age 62, reports speculate that the average retirement age may increase to 75 for recent graduates facing mountains of student

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The Little Things are the Big Things: 11 Random Acts of Kindness

There are so many small and valuable things we can do to impact the life of another. While some of them are financially bound, others can be simple tasks, such as opening the door for someone. This year challenge yourself to more acts of kindness, random or not. Pay for the person’s food or beverage

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How-To Save $5000 This Year: Our 52-Week Challenge

Whether it’s a house, a new vehicle, or other lending options, having a down payment is always a great first step.  In this 52-week challenge you will begin saving a little at a time to accumulate $5000 this year! Here’s how it works, every week you deposit a different amount into your savings account. As

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