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Credit History Is More Important Than Credit Score

When applying for most loans, lenders will be sure to focus on your credit score – a three-digit number that plays an important role in qualifying you for loans, credit cards, apartment rentals, and more. However, your focus should be placed on something else instead: your credit payment history.

Passwords: Changing with the Times

It’s commonly understood that your password is your first and typically best line of defense for private data and information. Yet, reports show that more than 2 in 3 people reuse the same passwords across multiple accounts – one of the biggest “no-no’s” in the book!

Fall Money-Saving Tips for Your Family

As the summer comes to an end and back-to-school shopping has got you strapped for cash, Heartland Bank has a few ideas for how you can save money this fall.