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Holiday Decision Fatigue

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Nov 9, 2018 5:58:26 PM

 

 

 

 

Ready or not the holiday season is peaking its colorful, sometimes overly decorated, head – all of which I love! This is my favorite season, but that’s not to say it doesn’t come with a price. Both figuratively and literally. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — some of which include, parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining. While ‘tis the season to be merry, it can also be a season for stress and anxiety for some.

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Tags: mobile deposit, Bill pay, time managment, pop money, Forreston State Bank, Banks for your business

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 2: Spread the Word

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Oct 5, 2018 3:31:16 PM

Read | 4 min 

Listen |  4:41 min

Last week we talked about shopping local. We discussed how money spent locally circles around the local economy several times, and every dollar going in could have a bigger impact than the dollar itself.  As I mentioned, preparing ourselves to be mindful of our spending now could help us make decisions that will support our local businesses and community as a whole. If you have not done so, and have 4 minutes, check out last weeks blog or podcast, Spread the Local love Part 1 – Shop local. We share some very compelling reasons to shop locally.

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Tags: shop local, shop small, spread the local love, Forreston State Bank

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

Online dating Scams - Affecting the young and the elderly

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Aug 22, 2018 6:30:10 PM

Written by: Amanda Pierce

Listen | 7 min

Back in March, our Marketing Specialist, Amanda Pierce, chats with Keith Chech from WFPS 92.1 FM about the rise in online dating scams and what we can do to protect ourselves, family, and friends.

Read |3 min

Are you and your loved ones protected?

In today’s world, it seems like a full-time job to protect you and your loved ones from fraud and the many scams out there. Awareness is key. Online dating scams are on the rise. Do you know the signs?

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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.

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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

Home Improvements that could really pay off.

Posted by Amanda Pierce on Jun 18, 2018 12:39:18 PM
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Thinking about a new home?

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