With estimates as high as half of American farmers operating without an estate plan, Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and COUNTRY Financial are set to provide valuable Farm Legacy Seminars to aid them as plans are made for the next generation.
Millennials felt the least confident about their finances than other generations in 2019.
The COUNTRY Financial Security Index found that Americans would need nearly $60k to pay off debts this holiday season.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency this week announced it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums. COUNTRY Financial® is also taking additional steps to assist farmers who have purchased additional insurance policies for the 2019 crop year.
Troy Frerichs assumes oversight of the day-to-day operations of COUNTRY Trust Bank, COUNTRY Capital Management Company, and the servicing and sales support of COUNTRY Investors Life Assurance Company products.
Sheila Melzer will be responsible for product design, development, pricing and profitability management, reinsurance administration, and actuarial aspects of financial reporting.
COUNTRY Financial® has entered into an agreement with the Risk Management Agency (RMA) to issue prevented planting supplemental disaster payments.
COUNTRY Financial has named Rob McDade as senior vice president of Property/Casualty, effective immediately.
COUNTRY Financial has named Andrea Thorpe as executive vice president and chief experience officer, effective immediately.
Americans say they learn about money from their parents, but many parents don't feel confident about personal finance topics.
The board of directors for COUNTRY Financial® has approved a new organizational structure, effective immediately.
Parents are willing to take on an average of $31k in debt to pay for their kids' college, according to a COUNTRY Financial survey.
Officials from the Minneapolis Farmers Market and COUNTRY Financial unveiled the 2019 reusable bag design, created by a senior at Andover High School.
Officials from the City of Chicago and COUNTRY Financial unveiled the 2019 reusable bag design, created by a senior at Mather High School.
Amateur boxers from the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department battled it out in the ring for a good cause on April 12 at the De La Salle Institute.
COUNTRY Financial® will sponsor the tour of the pop/rock sibling-trio, We Three.
American Millennials want to purchase homes, but can't afford the down payments.
Jennifer Vance, of Bloomington, Ill., was recently promoted to general counsel, secretary and chief legal officer for COUNTRY Financial®, Illinois Farm Bureau and other affiliated companies.
Learn about the Money Smart Week activities available in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin, including a scholarship for high school seniors.
Did you receive a holiday bonus from your employer, or are you getting a raise this year? If so, congratulations! Take simple steps now to make that new income work toward your financial goals with these tips from Chelsie Moore of COUNTRY Financial.
COUNTRY Financial surveyed Americans on their feelings of financial security, and found they are feeling more positive about their finances in 2018 than they did in 2017.
Most Americans are planning to spend the same amount or less on the holidays this year, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index.
More than half of Americans are using some sort of shared service, but few are earning money through the sharing economy.
COUNTRY Financial has named Jim Jacobs, of Bloomington, Ill., as its next chief executive officer (CEO) effective early 2019.
National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 16-22, 2018. COUNTRY Financial® is urging farmers to make safety their number one priority take extra care of their health both inside and outside of the tractor and - all year long.
Kurt Bock will retire as chief executive officer of COUNTRY Financial effective January 31, 2019, after serving in the leadership role for seven years.
COUNTRY Financial made donations to the Chicago Public Schools' Network 7 and Network 11 Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2) programs.
The line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, and as a result, many Americans are delaying financial independence from their parents.
Proper protections and safety procedures are two things to consider with your recreational vehicle as you look to add a splash of fun this summer.
While hurricane season starts next week, tens of thousands of residents along the Atlantic coast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed thousands of homes last year.
Blaine High School student Abarna Anandaraj was named the winner of the 2018 Minneapolis Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest.
The 2018 Chicago City Markets sponsored by COUNTRY Financial kicked off on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Daley Plaza. Mather High School Senior Iveth Crisoforo was named the winner of the 2018 reusable bag design.
The month of May has students of all ages moving on to their next chapter. For graduating students, it is a month marked by important decisions that will likely impact their long-term financial health.
Janet Musangali, a seventh-grade student at Frontier Middle School in O’Fallon, was named the winner of the 2018 Money Smart St. Louis Essay Contest.
Cold weather may have slowed the start of planting season in April, but chances are, Illinois residents are now seeing tractors on the road and in fields as they make their way to work and other activities.
Yonah Davis, a junior at St. Louis Park High School, was named the winner of the 2018 Money Smart Teen Essay Contest presented by COUNTRY Financial and the Minnesota Council of Economic Education.
The COUNTRY Financial® Kids Relays, presented by COUNTRY Financial in partnership with the Optimist Club of Salem and the City of Salem Public Works Parks and Recreation, will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Willamette University’s McCulloch Stadium.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently showed signs of a correction after suffering two daily drops of more than 1,000 points. Despite the plunge, about half of Americans report they are financially prepared should it happen again.
About COUNTRY Financial
COUNTRY Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, IL. COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.