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Taking the Terror Out of Halloween Expenses

Between costumes, jack-o-lanterns, décor, and mountains of candy, the cost of Halloween may be the most terrifying part of the holiday. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends about $77 on decorations, candy and costumes each year. Treat your monthly budget by sticking to these cash-saving tips from Iowa State Bank:

Posted on: October 12th, 2015 by vgmforbin in Budget, Holiday Shopping | Comments Off

Get your Finances in Shape for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving around the corner and holiday shopping soon to follow, you should start thinking about getting your finances in shape for the holidays. Iowa State Bank has expert tips for you to gear up for the holidays. In 2013, Americans spent around $800 each on holiday shopping, celebrations, and parties. Is your bank account […]

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Financial Management, Holiday Shopping, Holidays | Comments Off

Store Card Cautious: Prepping for the Holiday Season

  The chaos of the Holiday season ahead can leave you feeling as you need to pinch all your pennies. Buying presents for everyone can get expensive and make a store credit card seem more appealing. The holiday season is a big time for department stores and chains to give great deals if you sign […]

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Credit Score, Holiday Shopping, Holidays | Comments Off

Surviving the Holiday Shopping Storm

The holidays have just finished, the family is gone and all the presents have been opened. Life is beginning to get back to normal until you get a bill in the mail. Then another. And another. You slowly begin to regret having to charge all of your holiday purchases to your credit cards. If only […]

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by IAStateBkBlogger in Holiday Shopping | Comments Off