Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to Find Job in Retirement that You Love



Picture your retirement: you’re doing what you’ve always wanted to with the people you care about most. Your days are filled with nothing but what you want to do…and maybe a part-time job. Wait, a job?


A 2013 survey from Harris Interactive found that 60 percent of workers over the age of 60 plan to look for a new job after retirement. “Then what’s the point of retiring?” you may ask. While you begin to get your retirement income from your investments and retirement accounts, an additional stream of income is never a bad thing.


Here are some ideas if you are going to be looking for a job in retirement:

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Value-Add Home Improvements Just in Time for Fall


The fall season is a popular time of year for many folks as it brings cooler weather, cozy sweaters, football and, of course, the beautiful colors of fall foliage. But as the temperature continues to drop, now is a great time to make those final improvements to your home before the winter comes.

At Raccoon Valley Bank, we not only want to provide ways to save you money, but also make sure you can live comfortably. Here are a few fall home improvement ideas that you can make to save energy, save money and live comfortably for the rest of the fall and into the winter.

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To Pay or Not to Pay


There is an age old question when it comes to having a child in college: what should you help them pay for? It can be difficult because you want to help them, but you also need to let them grow.

Here’s a short list of things you shouldn’t feel guilty helping to pay for, as well as purchases that should be your child’s responsibility.

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Tools for College Financial Success


If you have a college-age child, chances are you’ve already sent them off to campus at this point. Maybe you even helped them get packed and moved in. If so, there was definitely a checklist of the necessary items.


Clothes, laptop, backpack and family pictures all made the list. But did you also include the financial tools they would need to be successful this year? Or what about the skills to use those tools correctly?

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