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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

5 Financially Savvy Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Getting your taxes done early not only takes one more thing off your to-do list but further allows you to start planning for the future. Working with your tax professional, determine how much your family may receive this year from a tax refund. No matter the amount, we recommend putting it towards your financial goals […]

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Credit Score, Debt, Education, Mortgages, Retirement, Savings, Tax Season | Comments Off

6 Steps to Scoring Your Savings Goal

Do your savings goals make you feel frozen? Get back on the ice this season, and let Iowa State Bank help you win your personal financial game. We’ll show you how to keep pushing forward with these strategic hockey tactics:   Find the 5-hole. One of the first and most important ways to save is […]

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Savings | 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

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

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
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