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8 Money Saving Tips For The Budget Traveler

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This time of year in Wisconsin, locals are looking to get out. Get out of the cold. Get out of the dreary weather. Get out of the state. But what if you have spring break dreams and a shoestring budget? Saving on travel really can be possible, if you know the tricks.

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7 Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

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Tax time. It’s a headache. But if you’re one of the 70 percent of US taxpayers receiving a tax refund averaging nearly $3,000, that refund check makes it all worth it. So how do you make that refund work for you?

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Tips To Stay Stress Free During The Holidays

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Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful. With all the decorating, cookie exchanges, shopping, holiday cards, wrapping and parties it’s easy to get overwhelmed this time of year. Here are some helpful tips to help keep you from losing your mind and make the holidays a little more enjoyable.

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How Cyber Secure Is Your Business

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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

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Race For Wellness: A Success!

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With 170 registrants and a warm September day, Horicon Bank completed their sixth 5K Run/Walk for Wellness in Lakeside Park on Saturday, September 16th. Collaborating once again with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is a nationwide organization whose mission is to provide education, support and advocacy for families and people with mental illness, all race proceeds benefit the local Fond du Lac

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Horicon Bank Originals: Rose Petitte

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Up next in our Original Series, it's Vice President of Retail Sales, Rose Petitte. Rose came to Horicon Bank from a much larger institution after she discovered she was missing that "community bank feeling." Learn more about Rose and Horicon Bank by watching her video!

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Horicon Bank Originals: Jim Blise

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Meet Jim Blise - owner of Design 2 Construct and member of the Horicon Bank Board of Directors. Jim's experience is unique. As a customer and director, he appreciates the efficient and personal loan process at Horicon Bank. Learn more by watching his video!

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What To Do After The 'I Do'

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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.

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Horicon Bank Joins Exclusive Club

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Horicon Bank recently earned an “Outstanding” CRA rating, the highest rating available from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and was one of only twenty FDIC regulated banks to earn the honor in 2017. In fact, Horicon Bank was the only bank in the FDIC Chicago region to receive an “Outstanding” rating.

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Before The 'I Do'

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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.

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Register To Race For The Red, White And Blue!

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Horicon Bank's 5K Run/Walk for the Red, White and Blue is back! And this year, all race proceeds benefit the Gold Star Memorial Trail - a local effort to build a recreational trail connecting Dodge County communities from Mayville to Beaver Dam. The trail will memorialize and honor fallen service members from the area.

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#120ActsOfCaring: Complete!

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Back in September, we decided to celebrate our 120-year anniversary with more than just a cake. We challenged our employees to complete 120 Acts of Caring – a challenge that fits well with our mission to be “Bankers who CARE.”

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Go Green. Save Green.

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Almost everywhere you look, you find people actively trying to “go green” and lessen the amount of waste they create. Children are reminded to please turn off the lights when they leave a room, mothers grab their canvas totes out of the back seat before heading into the grocery store, and fathers program the thermostat and try to limit the number of electronic devices their teenagers have running at once.

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

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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.

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Saving Starts Now

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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 for retirement.

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Best Financial Resolutions for 2017

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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 system. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best financial resolutions to help you make 2017 your most financially fit year yet!

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Tis The Season For Holiday Scams

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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.

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3 Steps To Mobile Security

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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.

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Tune-Up Your Finances

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When is the last time you had a check-up…on your finances? It’s far more common to schedule routine maintenance for your vehicle or a personal doctor appointment, however having your financial wellness checked regularly can be just as important.

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To Have And To Hold...And To Share A Bank Account?

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There is a laundry list of topics we all have been told should be discussed before walking down the aisle to avoid problems down the road, and finances is near the very TOP of that list. You’re most likely aware of your partner’s spending habits and general income, but there is much more to discuss in the world of finance.

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How To Avoid The "Grandparent Scam"

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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 along.

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Goose And Otter Talk Fitness

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Goose is off and running! But what has he been training for? Well, a Horicon Bank sponsored 5K Run/Walk for course! And that's not all. Goose is training to be financially fit too - check out just how he does it at Horicon Bank.

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Accidental Bankers: Unexpected and Excelling

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“When I grow up, I want to be a banker.” Said no little girl. Ever. Finance may not top the list of female dominated industries, but at Horicon Bank women make up 70% of the staff. Although they may not have dreamed of working in the financial industry, each woman at Horicon Bank has a story.

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6 Cyber Security Tips For Parents

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Never before have kids been as exposed to new ideas, new cultures, new music and new art forms as they are today. But the easy accessibility to these new experiences through the Internet, can mean easy accessibility and vulnerable exposure to your child, your computer and your personal information. Below are six tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance to help you, and your kids, stay safe online.

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Customer Spotlight: Black Waters Coffee

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In the movie You’ve Got Mail, Tom Hanks’ character breaks down the modern coffee shop – “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”

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Protect Your Tax Refund

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It’s tax season. A stressful time for accountants, an exciting time for people receiving refund checks and a busy time for tax scammers. According to the Better Business Bureau, consumers should be on the lookout for these top three tax refund scams.

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5 Financial Resolutions to Make (and Actually Keep!) in 2015

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Make a Budget. It’s the B-word nobody wants to talk about. But it’s the most practical way to understand what you’re spending. First, take a look at what you’re spending money on now (rent or house payments, loan payments, groceries, etc.). Then evaluate where your money is going. Does it fit into your long term goals? Last, track your spending to make sure it is fitting into those goals.

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Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from your friends at Horicon Bank! We wish our customers, our employees and our communities a very blessed holiday season.

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Online Shopping: How to Stay Safe

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Holiday shopping season is here, and scammers are lurking to steal financial information from online shoppers. To avoid being a victim, consider taking the following steps to keep your financial information safe.

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Let The Adventure Begin!

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It’s been a big year at the Bank. We received an award for being a “Top Workplace” in the state; we spent a big part of our summer and fall raising over $21,000 in support for local Honor Flight Chapters; we hosted not one, but two, 5K Run/Walk events; our Senior Management team dressed up like the Brewers racing sausages and raced across the lawn of Old Hickory Golf Club at our all-employee meeting; I was honored with the Community Banker of the Year award; and that’s right – we even bought a bank in Green Lake! To round it all out, we started a blog.

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