Heartland staff visits with legislators at the Minnesota state capitol.
With tax season upon us, scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can also happen with these scams.
We’re excited to announce that Heartland is a Toys for Tots drop off site. You can drop off your new, unwrapped toys November 28 – December 21. Click “read more” for specific branch locations.
On Monday, October 10, 2016 Heartland Credit Union hosted its second annual HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Random Kindness Together) Day and participated in a statewide event, called Plus it Forward Day, with 24 other credit unions to spread kindness throughout Minnesota.
“We saw many members and received lots of thanks,” said Patty Anderson, New Prague Branch Manager. “We look forward to this parade each year. It’s a great opportunity to thank our members and to support the community.”
The National Credit Union Foundation has activated the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people in Louisiana affected by recent flooding.
On Thursday, August 4th Heartland employees attended the first annual “Czech Out New Prague” community event. The event was a success and many New Prague residents attended. “Our table was a big hit with the kids,” said Patty Anderson, New Prague Branch manager. “They loved playing Plinko and winning toys. We’re already looking forward to next year!”
On July 28th, Miracle Treat Day, we offered to buy members a small blizzard at DQ to thank them for their membership. Plus, on this special day, participating DQ stores donated $1 or more to the Children’s Miracle Network. From the receipts we’ve received, over 100 members enjoyed a blizzard on us!
With costs of higher education so significant, families benefit greatly when they can start saving for college early. There are many ways to set aside those funds, but 529 plans are one of the most common financial tools. Here’s what you need to know about these savings accounts.
Saturday, July 9, 250 financial education supporters, including Heartland employees, participated in the third annual Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) Financial Literacy 5K. The event offered a USTAF certified course, Kids’ fun run, and activities area with face painting, balloon artist, games, and free financial literacy books.