Business

Here’s a look at the new retirement

Kerri Austwick, AAMS®601 N. Webster Taylorville, IL 62568 217-824-7811 Once you retire, what can you expect from your life? You might be surprised by the things that current retirees are saying about their lifestyles, priorities, relationships and hopes for the future. And you also might find this knowledge quite helpful as you prepare for the…

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Millennial Money: A garden’s lessons for growing money

Sean Pyles nerd wallet Soil, sun, water and seed: The ingredients of a garden are simple, but the final product is never guaranteed. Willing a plot of land into a vibrant state of bloom takes intention, know-how and no small amount of trial and error. Like many people staying at home, I spent much of…

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James Whitaker Named Senior Vice President at First Bankers Trust Company

QUINCY — On July 19, 2021, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (First Bankers), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. (the “Company”), named James Whitaker as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development. As the SVP, Business Development, Whitaker is the key leader and supporter of First Banker’s business devel- opment function. In this…

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We deserve a better credit reporting term

LIZ WESTON  NerdWallet In some ways, the U.S. credit reporting system has improved. Credit freezes, which lock our credit information to deter identity theft, are now free and fast. We have free weekly access to our credit reports, courtesy of the credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, until April 20, 2022. Free credit scores provided…

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Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads

YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertise- ments on Japanese televi- sion during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors. The extraordinary decision by the country’s top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19 infections rise ahead…

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TCCU add staff in Taylorville office

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Community Credit Union’s new full-time Teller, Billi Woodruff. Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Community Credit Union recently announced the addition of Billi Woodruff to its staff in its Taylorville office. Woodruff is a full- time Teller, responsible for assisting TCCU members with their day- to-day financial needs and transactions, such as deposits, withdrawals,…

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Skip college? Not if you want to make more money

ANNA HELHOSKI  nerdwallet Skeptical of the four-year college degree? It’s still your best bet to make money. Backlash against college as a common stop on the road to adulthood has mounted over the past decade. Critics say four-year degree programs saddle most students with five-digit debt without a clear path from classroom to career. Nearly…

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Local bank providing big benefits and results

Ranked Among Most Active SBA Lenders in Illinois PANA — June 25, 2021 – Putting people first is more than just a tagline for Peoples Bank & Trust. The bank’s commitment to its communities and customers was recently recognized in two Small Business Administration (SBA) statewide rankings. SBA ranked Peoples 6th by number and 11th…

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Election set for Aug. 17 to fill Greenwich Senate seat

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A special election has been scheduled for Aug. 17 to fill the state Senate seat being vacated by former Greenwich Democrat Alex Kasser, who announced last week she was resigning amid a high-profile and contentious divorce. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz on Friday signed the writ of special election in her capacity…

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Financial vital signs to monitor right now

LIZ WESTON Nerdwallet A midyear financial review is often a good idea. This year, it’s almost essential. With people going back to offices, travel resuming and Congress making significant changes to various laws affecting your finances, consider taking some time to check in on your money. You might be able to make some smart moves…

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