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Three Things to Look for in a Starter Home

If you’re in the market for your first home, congratulations! Becoming a homeowner is an exciting step on your financial journey. At Iowa State Bank, our dedicated mortgage lenders are here to help you find the best financing option for your new home. Remember to stop in and secure a pre-approval letter before you start […]

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Financial Management, Home Buyer, Mortgages | Comments Off

7 Items Worth the Splurge

When you make your savings plan, you often don’t think about the things you should spend extra money on. While scrimping on other items such as groceries or kids clothes could help you in the long run, there are some expenditures that could cost you in the future if you don’t pony up for the […]

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

How to Save $1,000,000 for Retirement

Retirement, 401(k), stocks and bonds, the subject matter of saving for the long term isn’t often as appealing as saving for the short term. Perhaps that’s why nearly three-quarters of Americans are underestimating how much they’ll need for retirement. The United States is on the brink, if not already in, a retirement crisis. However, at […]

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by vgmforbin in Financial Management, Retirement, Savings | Comments Off

The Cost of Kids: How to Plan for Your Growing Family

At Iowa State Bank we understand that adding to your family may not only be an emotional decision but a financial one as well. With the growing costs of childcare alone, it’s important to have a well-rounded plan for covering the expenses of your expanding household. In order to plan most effectively, we recommend structuring […]

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management | Comments Off

Title: Tax Beneficial Accounts You Need to Use

  One of the most proactive ways you can protect your personal finances is to take advantage of tax beneficial accounts such as an HSA, 401(k) and IRA. Though these accounts are typically tied to retirement savings, this is not always the case. At Iowa State Bank we want to help you make the most […]

Posted on: February 7th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Financial Management, Retirement, Savings, Tax Season | Comments Off

The 10 Most Affordable Winter Destinations

The snowbirds seem have the right idea! Just as winter becomes too chilly and snow-filled, they flee to warmer weather! It just so happens that this is the ideal time to visit a variety of areas, while their prices remain low during their slower season. See how you can capture the best deals on your […]

Posted on: December 27th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Holidays, Savings | Comments Off

Money and Matrimony: How to Combine Your Finances

Finding your perfect person can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. However, after the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon, you and your sweetheart may begin to feel the stress of money management. Combining two lives into one takes time. The same is true with your finances. Together, you’re now responsible for the […]

Posted on: October 6th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

How to Tip on Vacation

Traveling the world is both adventurous and insightful. From climbing mountain peaks, to swimming among tropical fish, wherever your next vacation takes you, make sure you’re financially prepared. At Iowa State Bank, were excited to help you get ready for your upcoming destination! Try these tipping tricks next time you’re out and about on your […]

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Holidays, Savings | Comments Off

What’s Your Spending Style?

Everyone spends and saves differently. There are spending personalities on all ends of the spectrum that range from extreme spenders to tireless penny pinchers. Discover what type of spender you are with this helpful quiz courtesy of Iowa State Bank.   What’s your typical lunch during the workweek? A: A packed lunch, typically leftovers from […]

Posted on: September 1st, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

Generational Financial Habits: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

When it comes to your spending habits, your age may influence your decisions more than you think! Depending on your generation, there may be some key patterns that differentiate you from your older and younger counterparts. Discover your key financial traits with this helpful guide courtesy of Iowa State Bank.   Baby Boomers Typically classified […]

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off
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