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Elderly Financial Abuse: A Sad Epidemic.

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Sep 25, 2019 4:31:06 PM

 

What we know for sure.

First, let's set aside any stereotypes we have about the elderly and what you think financial abuse looks like. Just because an age is defined as elderly in our society, doesn't necessary mean a person is old. Nor does it mean they are incapable of making quality decisions and taking care of themselves. Financial abuse happens at many different ages, mental capacities, and may look very different from person to person.

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Tags: Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois, community, fraud protection

Healthy Food, Healthy Budget

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Jun 10, 2019 12:34:53 PM

Food is fuel for our body, but the right fuel can be pricey... With that said, often food is more than just fuel. Whether it is right or wrong, people also use it for psychological comfort, celebrating events, and as a staple for socialization. All of which may have had some influence on the creation of diet culture. Consequently, the online world gives diet culture a very defining voice. At times, the number of voices can be overwhelming and conflicting. What we do know for sure is that what we intake plays a crucial role in our health. We also know that the stress from finances can cause issues with our health. Somewhere in the middle is a place where food fuel and finances can meet. The challenge is, that can be defined very different from person to person. Here are some tips to help you find your middle.

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Tags: Life balance, work-life balance, time managment, Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois, shop local, Forreston State Bank

Spread the Local Love Part 3: Commitment & Collaboration

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Oct 23, 2018 3:03:10 PM

Written by: Amanda Pierce

Read | 2:25 min

Listen | 3:30 min

A couple weeks ago we published the first part of our three-part series blog and podcast, Spread the Local love – Shop local. We shared some very compelling reasons to shop locally. We then published part two - Spread the word. In this blog and podcast, we discussed how you can be a brand ambassador for local businesses and your community. Spreading the word will cost you time, but can earn a business new and valuable opportunities. Now let’s jump into part three, Commitment and Collaboration.

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Tags: Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois, support local businesses, shop local, shop small, spread the local love, Forreston State Bank, Banks for your business

Spread the Local Love Part 1: Reasons to Shop Local

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Sep 27, 2018 1:29:38 PM


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Tags: Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois, support local businesses, shop local, shop small

Back-to-school stress & tips to manage it

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Sep 11, 2018 8:08:06 PM

Written by: Amanda Pierce

Read | 5 min

Summer Fun is done.

It's that time of year again. We begin to wonder where the summer went. The season of sunshine, beaches, festivals, BBQs, and the rush to eat your ice cream before it melts is coming to an end. At least for those of us in the Midwest anyway. Transitioning into the back-to-school mode can be challenging for both kids and parents.

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Tags: time managment, Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois

Finding the Balance

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Jul 2, 2018 5:22:58 PM

 

Written by: Amanda Pierce

Listen | 8.25 min

Our Marketing Specialist, Amanda Pierce, chats with Keith Chech from WFPS 92.1 FM about the struggle of finding a life balance, and how the little things can make a difference.

Read |3 min

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Tags: Life balance, work-life balance, mobile deposit, Bill pay, time managment, pop money, Banks in Freeport Illinois, Banks in Forreston Illinois, Banks in Kent Illinois

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