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Bah! Humbug! Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Plan to Spend Less or the Same this Holiday Season
December 12, 2018

Most Americans are planning to spend the same amount or less on the holidays this year, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index.

Survey: More than Half of Americans Are Using Shared Services Like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb
September 26, 2018

More than half of Americans are using some sort of shared service, but few are earning money through the sharing economy.

COUNTRY Financial Announces New Chief Executive Officer
September 19, 2018

COUNTRY Financial has named Jim Jacobs, of Bloomington, Ill., as its next chief executive officer (CEO) effective early 2019.

Cultivating the Seeds of Safety Everyday
September 4, 2018

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.

COUNTRY Financial CEO Kurt Bock Announces Retirement
August 27, 2018

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® Makes Donation to Chicago Public Schools’ Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2) Program
August 22, 2018

COUNTRY Financial made donations to the Chicago Public Schools' Network 7 and Network 11 Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2) programs.

Survey: Americans Still Rely on Parents to Help with Mobile Phones, Groceries and Health Insurance
June 20, 2018

The line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, and as a result, many Americans are delaying financial independence from their parents.

As Boats Hit The Water, Cruise With Caution And Make Sure Safety Is Your Skipper
May 25, 2018

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.

Statistics Show Homeowners Are Not Prepared for Hurricane Season
May 25, 2018

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's Artwork Selected for 2018 Minneapolis Farmers Market Bag
May 20, 2018

Blaine High School student Abarna Anandaraj was named the winner of the 2018 Minneapolis Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest.

Mather High School Senior's Artwork Chosen for 2018 Chicago City Markets Reusable Bag
May 11, 2018

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.

Simple Steps Students Can Take To Afford College, Avoid Student Loan Debt
May 9, 2018

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.

Money Smart Kid Essay Contest Winner Announced
May 7, 2018

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.

Farmers anxious to get crop planted, reminded to put safety first
May 7, 2018

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.

St. Louis Park Student Named 2018 Money Smart Teen Essay Contest Winner
April 27, 2018

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.

44th Annual COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays Set for May 19
April 27, 2018

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.

New Study: Despite Recent Market Volatility, More than Half of Americans Feel Financially Prepared For Their Financial Future
March 21, 2018

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.

COUNTRY Financial names Director of Total Rewards
Dec. 20, 2017

Kristin Adams, of Bloomington, has been named director of Total Rewards in the Human Resources Division at COUNTRY Financial®.

For better, for worse
June 1, 2016

Personal Finance Snapshot: More Americans Are Feeling Financially Secure Compared to Last Year

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.

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.