Blackhawk Talk eNewsletter

Check out our monthly eNewsletter for need-to-know tips and other great info. The 'OUCH' Technology article is especially valuable for anyone who's active online or has gadgets connected to the Internet. Enjoy!


The Seven Step Exit Planning Process | Before Applying for a Mortgage, Have You Done This Important Step? | Good News! Your ATM Network Has Expanded | Have You Updated Your Contact Information? | Be Aware of Text and Phone Call Fraud
Top 5 Ways Business Owners Can Strengthen Their Cashflow | What Homebuyers Should Do - and Should NOT do - When Buying a Home | Keep Your Contact Info Updated | There's Still Time to Focus on the Fun | The Power of Password Managers
Watch Out For Card Skimmers | Meeting America's Labor Shortage: Three Winning Strategies | How to Plan Like a Thoroughbred | Get Ready to 'Focus on the Fun' This Summer | Stop Those Phone Call Scams
AI Voice Generators: A New Wave of Imposter Scams  |  Dealing With Outside Expectations of Your Wealth  |  What Is a Mortgage Recast?  | Watchdog Checking  | Securing Your Financial Accounts

Is Tik Tok a Cybersecurity Risk to Your Business?  |  Five Reasons That Owners Actually Do Sell Their Companies to Their Key Employees  | 4 Tips on How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck  | Watchdog Checking  | Artificial Intelligence: What to Know
News about Blackhawk Bank and First Mid  |  Growing Your Business’ Website: Should You Use AI-Generated Content to Boost SEO?  |  What Homeowners Should Know About Property Taxes  | Watchdog Checking  | Scareware: A Story
Be Aware of the Risk with QR Code Scams | Connecting Your Personal Financial Plan and Business Continuity Plan | Are You Missing Out on the Benefits of Hiring Individuals with Disabilities | Build Up Your Financial Momentum | Digital Spring Cleaning in 7 Steps

Introducing Joseph Magnelli | Top 6 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Home in 2023 | Protect Your Business From Check Fraud and Check Washing | It's time to Build Up Some Momentum! | Do You Need Security Software?
Will a Temporary Buydown Help Home Buyers? | Social Media for Local Businesses | Now You Can Earn Higher Interest with Easy Money Checking! | Come Chat With Us! | 'OUCH': Biometrics - Making Security Simple


Easy Money Checking Now Has a Higher Interest Rate | Don't Overspend This Holiday Season | How to Make Your Phone More Secure | Managing Important Employees Who Aren't Key Employees | Meet Penny! | 'OUCH': Browsers
How Organizations Get Hacked & What You Can Do About It | Recognizing These Common Signs of a Scam Could Help You Avoid Falling For One | Afraid Mortgage Rates Are Too High to Consider a Home Loan? | Welcome Shantrese Zackery | Business Owners: Are You Overwhelmed By Exit Plans? | It's Time for Grateful Giving Once Again | 'OUCH': Emotional Triggers - How Cyber Attackers Trick You

Payment and Invoicing Solutions for Your Micro-Business or Non-Profit | What to Do If Burnout is Impacting Your Employees | Side Effects of Bad Credit | What is a 401(k) Plan and How Does It Work |
'OUCH': Got Backups

Get Paid Faster | Hometown Champs Mortgage Program is Here | Community Banks vs. Big Banks: Why You Should Consider Banking Locally | Making Financially Smart Home Improvements |
'OUCH': Charity and Disaster Scams

Recent Scams: What to Look Out For | What is Lifestyle Creep and How Can You Combat It? | The Virtuous Cycle of Improving Cash Flow | What is an Escrow Account and How Does It Work? |
'OUCH': Phishing Attacks Are Getting Trickier

Employee Retention Credit | What is Homeowners Insurance and Why Do I Need It? | Building Credit When You Have None | Spending Habits: You want it, but do you need it? | Easy Money Checking | 'OUCH': Securely Gaming Online
Employee Retention Credit | New Hours of Operation | Is It Time for Your Business to Switch Merchant Processors? | How to Get the Most Out of a Golf Sponsorship | We Will Be Closed on Memorial Day | 'OUCH': Vishing - Phone Call Attacks and Scams

Focus on the Fun with a Home Equity Line of Credit | It's Halloween (Planning) Season for Your Campground/RV Park | How Rising Interest Rates Are Impacting Homebuyers | What Are Contactless Cards and How Do They Work? | Teaching Your Teens About Money Management | The Common Element Among Unique and Successful Businesses | 'OUCH': Top Three Social Media Scams

Focus on the Fun with a Home Equity Line of Credit | Will Opening an IRA Help You Save Money on Taxes? | Utilizing Your Home's Equity | 4 Signs Your Identity May Have Been Stolen | Blackhawk Bank Welcomes Gale Price as Vice President Business Banking | 'OUCH': Learn a New Survival Skill:
Spotting Deepfakes
Are You Protecting Your Business From a Ransomware Attack? | What to Consider Before You Build Your Home | Focus on the Fun With a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) | How to Protect Your Business From Check Fraud | Succession Planning | Use Your Blackhawk Bank Mastercard for a Chance to Win | 'OUCH': Anyone Can Start a Career in Cybersecurity 

What You Need to Know About Romance Scams | Enjoy Greater Peace of Mind With Watchdog Checking | Blackhawk Bank Welcomes Dan Garcia as Vice President Business Banking in the Kane County Market | Holiday Hours | Financial Advice to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Dreams | 'OUCH': Spot and Stop Messaging Attacks