Common Cent$: Blackhawk Bank Blog

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The Schaumburg Business Association recently partnered with Rick Zonts and Adam Hogan, Blackhawk Bank Business Bankers, to give some economic insight.
Todd James, Chairman and CEO of Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., welcomed customers and staff of the First National Bank of McHenry to the Blackhawk family.
Homebuyers should understand how mortgage points will affect their interest rate, their monthly payment, and the overall cost of the loan. 
Here's how to decorate your dorm room without busting your budget.
The warmer months offer ample opportunities to cut costs and boost savings.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) advises bank customers on the potential for confusion between and the FDIC-run website,
Summer is vacation time! You CAN take the kids on a fabulous summer getaway without going broke.
Saving money doesn't have to be stressful. 
Your Credit Score: How to Improve It - What Does Your Credit Score Mean? (May 9, 2019)
Credit scores are an important aspect of financial health.
Spend or Save Graduation Money? How New Grads Can Decide (May 1, 2019)
Cash graduation gifts can get you started off on the right foot financially.  When it comes to graduation gifts, cash is king.
It is very easy to find any information you need in today’s connected world.
Did you know that Alexa can pay your bills?
All businesses need capital to thrive. Taking advantage of Blackhawk Bank’s commercial loan services in Janesville, Wisconsin, can benefit your company in countless ways.
Money may not be the solution to every problem in life, but it certainly helps businesses immensely. 
Make Smart Money Decisions When Planning Your Wedding (March 5, 2019)
Wedding season is upon us and although planning is supposed to be exciting, the process can quickly become stressful as budgets grow tight.
The limits of limitations: Take stock of the rules you set for yourself (March 1, 2019)
Society enforces its power through the limitations individuals set for themselves.
Personal Installment Loans (February 13, 2019)
Are you in need of some extra cash to pay off bills, renovate your home, consolidate debt, or buy a new automobile? 
What's the Difference Between Debit and Credit Cards? (February 1, 2019)

“Will that be credit or debit?” You’ve heard it asked a hundred times, but have you ever stopped to consider the difference between debit and credit cards? 


CFOs: Recession Possible in 2019 (January 15, 2019)

Nearly half of U.S. CFOs think the nation’s economy will enter a recession by the end of 2019, finds the fourth-quarter Duke/CFO Outlook Survey.


Netflix Phishing Scam: Don't Take the Bait (December 27, 2018)
Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information – like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords.
Never underestimate the power of "thank you."  

How to Set Career and Financial Goals You'll Actually Achieve (December 21, 2018)
You work hard, but you're not getting ahead in your job.  
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