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.
The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a suspicious email “phishing” scheme that recently surfaced. The Office of the Inspector General received reports that several hundred employees of a private company, with offices across the country, recently received an email message that appears to be from the Social Security Administration. The message alerts the recipient of “unusual” activity with his or her Social Security number.
This type of phishing scheme could lead to identity theft of Social Security benefit theft. Therefore, Acting Inspector General Stone urges all citizens to be extremely cautious when receiving requests to provide personal information over the internet or the telephone.
The winners of the 11th Annual Heartland Scholarship have been chosen. We received many excellent essays, making it a challenging decision. The winners are:
$1,000 winner – Hailey from Inver Grove Heights, MN
$500 winner – Brian from Montgomery, MN
$500 winner – Karly from Cottage Grove, MN
We encourage you to watch for skimmers on ATMs and gas pumps to protect yourself from fraud on your Heartland accounts. Plus, it’s important to monitor your accounts with Online Banking or Mobile Banking and alert us immediately if you notice purchases you did not make. Remember, you’re not liable for those purchases and we’ll get the money back into your account as quickly as possible.
Heartland Credit Union (Heartland) President Kathy Harrington and Director of Corporate Relations Sharon Vandehoef taught the importance of saving and investing and the difference between credit unions and banks to New Prague, MN high school students April 4-5.
The following nominees were elected to serve the following terms on the Heartland Board of Directors.
• Rex Carlson (incumbent) – 3 year term
• Nanci Lilja (incumbent) – 3 year term
• Dale Lieb (incumbent) – 2 year term
Starting March 1 we’re improving the way your eStatements look, making them clearer and easier to read. Read more for the upcoming changes.