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10 Tips for a Great Holiday Party

No matter which holiday you are prepping for, there are some essential party essentials you should always plan for! Throughout this holiday season, try these top 10 planning tips, courtesy of Iowa State Bank:   Pick the best date. Saturday’s are always the prime time for holiday parties. Be sure to book venues ahead of time […]

Posted on: December 15th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Holiday Shopping, Holidays | Comments Off

Which Subscription Service is Worth Your Money?

The concept of subscription packages aren’t going away anytime soon! Offering the convenience of shipping, and the added surprise of finding out what’s inside, these clever subscription services keep you wanting more. With so many to choose from, how do you know which box is a worthwhile spend for your family? At Iowa State Bank, […]

Posted on: November 29th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Holiday Shopping, Savings | Comments Off

The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Steals

Whether this is your first year, or your fifth, post-Thanksgiving shopping will always have a special place in your heart. Each year shoppers find new ways to take advantage of the steep discounts retailers offer. Iowa State Bank wants to help you make the most of your holiday shopping, by offering these tried and true […]

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Holiday Shopping, Savings | Comments Off

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