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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 | No Comments »

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

The Ultimate Guide for the First Time Home Owner

The journey to becoming a first time owner is an exciting and personal process. With questions ranging from price, commodities, to neighborhoods and more, the task of finding your ideal property can seem daunting. At Iowa State Bank we want to help you make the most of your home buying experience with our guided route […]

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Home Buyer, Mortgages, 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

Learn the Do’s and Don’t of Home Buying

Begin the journey of purchasing your new home with Iowa State Bank! We’ll help guide you through the process of securing a new residence for you and your family. Stick with these easy do’s and don’ts and you’ll be on the path to success. Do: Secure a loan before a home: While the hunt for […]

Posted on: March 10th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Home Buyer, Mortgages, Savings | 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

Post-Honeymoon Finances: Managing Money Together

After tying the knot, finances can be a tricky subject, but they are an absolutely necessary discussion. As Dave Ramsey says, “If you can talk about money, you can talk about anything.” Getting your finances put together takes some decision making, but here are some basic guidelines to get you started. Be transparent with one […]

Posted on: February 16th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Debt, Education, Financial Management, Personal Loans, Savings | Comments Off

Basketball Budgeting: How-To Score with Your Finances

Basketball season is in full swing and there are many comparisons to the sport that can apply to building your own personal budget. From knowing when to pass an expense, to hitting a three with an unexpected bonus, budgeting is a lot like basketball. Learn how to win at structuring your finances with this helpful […]

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Education, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off
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