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Beneficial Ownership Rule: What It Means For Your Business

Starting May 11, 2018, business owners are going to want to give themselves a little extra time at the bank when they open a new account. In an effort to curb money laundering and combat terrorism and national security threats, the US Government will require all banks to follow new Customer Due Diligence Requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act. Most … Continue reading

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How Cyber Secure Is Your Business?

As a business owner, you probably have a lock on the door. Maybe even security cameras in the corner. But how well do you protect the technology of your business? With new technology, comes new risks and strategies for protection. This checklist from the National Cyber Security Alliance is designed to help you identify the technology in your business you … Continue reading

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3 Tips For Strong Passwords

Wait…what’s my password again? It happens to all of us. But as inconvenient as remembering multiple passwords to multiple online accounts can be, using something as generic as “Password123” isn’t always the safest alternative. In fact, creating strong passwords is one of the best ways to keep your personal information safe from scammers. Here are three simple tips from the … Continue reading

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Equifax Data Breach: What You Need To Know

At Horicon Bank, our goal is to keep you informed on recent scams, data breaches and all other forms of fraud that might threaten your personal information. If you haven’t heard of the Equifax Data Breach yet, here are a few quick facts: At this time, it is estimated that 142 million Americans had their personal information exposed during this … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Checking Account

A checking account is a checking account. They’re all the same, right? Well…not quite. Checking accounts are a great way to get access to your money quickly and easily. But they’re not all created equal when it comes to meeting your individual needs. So what should you look for when shopping around for a checking account. Bank Locations Is having … Continue reading

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How I Made The Most Of My Credit Card

You’ve heard the story before – the friend that got themselves into a little trouble because they loved their credit card a little too much. That friend was me. I used to buy things I couldn’t afford just because I thought I “needed” them. I even charged a vacation to a tropical island in my 20’s (one I certainly couldn’t … Continue reading

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What To Do After The ‘I Do’

All of the details you spent months worrying over have astoundingly come together: you said your vows, you cut the cake, you celebrated all night, and here you are…married! You may assume the planning is over, at last! But you still have a few things to wrap up in those first few weeks after your wedding day. Pay Wedding Vendors … Continue reading

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Before The ‘I Do’

Let’s face it, weddings can be expensive. Weddings are typically a huge financial burden for many newlyweds just starting their new lives together. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way! Start out with smart planning and a little creativity and you can easily have an unforgettable wedding – without breaking the bank. Build A Wedding Budget … Continue reading

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Best Financial Resolutions for 2017

Maybe you’ve set financial resolutions in the past that fizzled out early on. Or maybe you didn’t quite accomplish all you had hoped to. Or maybe this will be the first year you commit to making changes and setting financial goals. We know how hard it can be to stick to new resolutions without a clear direction and a support … 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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