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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

Taking Baby Steps to Eliminate Your Debt

As of 2015, the average American with credit card debt owes $15,762 – and that’s just credit. Auto loans, student loans, and mortgages add thousands of dollars and years of repayment to your personal finances. However, debt doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Once you have made the commitment to work towards financial freedom, […]

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016 by vgmforbin in Debt, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

5 Ways to Save for Your Next Vacation

Whether it’s skiing in the mountains, scuba diving among the reefs, or exploring history throughout famous museums, your ideal vacation can be anything you make it. Wherever you dream of traveling to, price is sure to be a factor in your decision. Make the trip of your dreams into a reality with these smart saving […]

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

How-To Save $1,000,000 by Retirement

  Retirement may seem an eternity away; however, even if it’s a dream 20 years down the road, saving for retirement shouldn’t wait until the goal is in sight. Rule of thumb says you’ll need $1,000,000 in savings to retire comfortably. Our experts at Iowa State Bank recommend taking the following steps to save with […]

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Retirement, Savings | Comments Off

Teaching Children the Value of Money in 5 Simple Lessons

Building a successful financial future for your little one starts with a strong foundation. At Iowa State Bank we offer financial opportunities for all ages! Grow the building blocks of fiscal understanding with your children using these fun and easy lessons. See the value of savings: Before they understand the concept of retirement, help them […]

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Education, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

How-To Purchase Your New Vehicle: Auto Financing 101

Purchasing a new vehicle is always an exciting venture. Here at Iowa State Bank we want to help you maximize your buying experience with a trusted and affordable auto loan. Before you start roaming the lots, glance at our easy auto check list to see what type of vehicle you and your budget are searching […]

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Consumer Loans, Credit Score, Financial Management | Comments Off

Auto Financing & Maintenance Tips

Purchasing a new vehicle is always an exciting venture. Here at Iowa State Bank we want to help you maximize your buying experience with a trusted and affordable auto loan. Before you start roaming the lots, glance at our easy auto check list to see what type of vehicle you and your budget are searching […]

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Consumer Loans, Financial Management, Personal Loans, Savings | Comments Off
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