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7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials

April 30th, 2018

Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is much more complicated. Here are a few tips to help you get started.


Estate Plan Essentials

April 20th, 2018


Kids and Computer Safety

March 29th, 2018

The security of your computer can affect the safety of your online experience — and your kids’. Talk to your kids about what they can do to help protect your computer and your family’s personal information.


Tech Support Scams

March 29th, 2018

Some scammers call and claim to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft or Apple. Other scammers send pop-up messages that warn about computer problems. They say they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer. They claim to be “tech support” and will ask you to give them remote access to your computer. Eventually, they’ll diagnose a non-existent problem and ask you to pay for unnecessary – or even harmful – services.If you get an unexpected pop-up, call, spam email or other urgent message about problems with your computer, stop. Don’t click on any links, don’t give control of your computer and don’t send any money.


A Closer Look at Mobile Banking

March 29th, 2018

What’s new, how you can benefit, and how to protect yourself from security risks.


10 Financial Scams and How to Avoid Them

March 29th, 2018

Financial fraud and theft is dangerous business and puts your finances at risk. Following are 10 scams to be aware of and what you can do to protect your personal information and your money.


Heartland Bank and Trust Company Opens Chicago Lending Office

March 26th, 2018

CHICAGO, IL— Bloomington Illinois based Heartland Bank announced the April 9 opening of a lending office in the City of Chicago.


6 Home Renovations That Return the Most at Resale

March 14th, 2018

Trying to make your home “Flip or Flop”-worthy? Whether you plan on staying in your house for a few more years or you intend to sell soon, it’s wise to know which home renovations will generate the most resale value.


Best Ways to Use a Tax Refund

March 14th, 2018

Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That’s not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching, it’s not too early to begin thinking about how you’ll use a refund this year. Here are five pointers to keep in mind.


IRA Assessment

February 21st, 2018