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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 Your Birth Order Says About Your Money Management

Every family knows there’s a difference between the various siblings, but why is that? Many psychologists agree, birth order plays a large role! Each member of your family is generally rooted in one of four personality types which help define their core behaviors and beliefs. Discover how these traits can translate to your money management […]

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Education, 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

10 Ways to Save Money in College

With delicacies such as ramen, easy mac, and PB&J, college doesn’t always seem as glamorous as it is in the movies. Learn how to build up your bank account this year with these helpful savings tips courtesy of Iowa State Bank! We’ll show you how to make the most of your dining dollars, classroom supplies, […]

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, 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

How to Hit a Homerun in Retirement

Winning in a baseball game or in your retirement savings is no easy feat! It takes dedication and determination to seal the win. As you begin to reexamine your retirement plan try these key pointers from Iowa State Bank to coach you along the way!   Load the Bases If you have available resources, make […]

Posted on: July 14th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Retirement, 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

Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garage Sales

  With pockets full of dollar bills and a list of dream finds in hand, serious garage sale goers are perking up for the upcoming season. Become a pro deal-spotter by harnessing some of their top tricks of the trade! Check for warranties: Even if they’re dinged or damaged, goods by brands like Craftsman and […]

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, 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
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