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6 Financial Tips For Military Families

Military families face unique challenges. Challenges the rest of us may never have to deal with. “Service members and their families often cite finances as one of their most significant stressors, even more so than deployments and personal relationships,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “Service members can’t adequately focus on the job at hand if they … Continue reading

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Tax Scammers Are Targeting You. Here’s What To Do.

Tax time is here. And during Identity Theft Awareness Week, it’s a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Two common tax time scams revolve around scammers pretending to be something they are not – you or the IRS. The Federal Trade Commission warns of these two tax time scams and what you can do. Tax Identity … Continue reading

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Horicon Bank Originals Series Debuts!

We’ve started a brand new video series called “Horicon Bank Originals.” Each original video features a different Horicon Banker or Horicon Bank customer telling their story. Check out our first original featuring our very own Advertising Specialist, Amy Banaszak!            

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Saving Starts Now

2017 has officially arrived. The party hats, noisemakers and “Auld Lang Syne” music have been put away for another year, but hopefully your resolutions haven’t. If you decided to get in better financial shape this year, your financial fitness goals probably have something to do with saving – saving for a home, saving for a rainy day, or even saving … Continue reading

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Snapshots Of 2016

What a year! Before we jump into January, let’s celebrate all our favorite moments from 2016. Our newest teammates made their first appearance. Welcome to Gilbert Goose and Ollie Otter! And then we kicked off our HB Kids Club. Turns out Gilbert and Ollie know a thing or two about saving! True to our tagline, Horicon Bankers made a bank-wide effort to clean … Continue reading

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Tis The Season For Holiday Scams

It’s not just the Grinch who is stealing Christmas – it’s clever holiday scammers. Don’t let them steal your holiday cheer this year. Stay informed and check out these helpful tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to spot common holiday scams. Phony Charities: Feeling generous? Great! But first make sure the charities you are giving to are legitimate. … Continue reading

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3 Steps To Mobile Security

We live in an increasingly mobile world. And as great as it is to be connected to friends across the world, to FaceTime with family in another state or have your groceries delivered just by clicking a button, that smartphone, tablet or laptop can be the door that opens your world to cybercrime. As we round out the end of Cyber Security … Continue reading

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Investing In Community: A 120 Year Business Model

*This article first appeared in the 2016 September InSpire Magazine. Forging a business over 120 years takes resolve. Grit. Fortitude. And for Horicon Bank, kindness. Yesterday’s kindness… Since it’s opening on September 7, 1896, Horicon Bank has been built on a community banking premise – that good business involves reinvesting in the local community. In fact, during the height of … Continue reading

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We’re Racing For Wellness In Fond du Lac

We’re racing for wellness. Five years in a row. Horicon Bank’s 5K Run/Walk for Wellness is gearing up for its fifth race to be held on Saturday, September 17 in Lakeside Park. We are once again partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (or NAMI), a nationwide organization that works to provide education, support and advocacy for families and … Continue reading

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How To Avoid The “Grandparent Scam”

You’ve heard it before. A local elderly woman is called up by her “grandson,” and panicked, he pleads with her to quickly wire money because he’s stranded and in trouble. She rushes to wire the money – concerned for her grandson’s safety, only to find out later that person on the other end of the phone was scamming her all … Continue reading

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