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7 Absolutely FREE Activities for the Kids

Whether it’s during the summer or after school, keeping your children occupied takes a truly creative mind! This season, Iowa State Bank is excited to share some of our favorite and affordable activities for all of your little ones to enjoy! Take advantage of your local library and their summer and afterschool programs. Even if […]

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by vgmforbin in Savings, Seasonal | Comments Off

When to SAVE and When to SPLURGE

  When you and your sweetheart set your budget each month, there are a variety of factors at play. Where can you get the best deals on groceries? How many date nights will you have each week? Do the kids have any sporting activities that require new equipment? At Iowa State Bank we recognize that […]

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Savings | Comments Off

Why Your Child’s Allowance Should be Tied to Their Chores

There are literally thousands of how-to’s and self-help books for parents, but truly the only real way to learn how to raise a child is to do it! Luckily our growing team of parents at Iowa State Bank have some true hands-on experience when it comes to upbringing and explaining money management to little ones. […]

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Personal Loans, Savings | Comments Off

Nature v. Nurture: The Psychology of Spending

If you’ve ever taken Psychology 101, you’ve probably heard the argument for nature v. nurture. In this multi-century discussion, psychologists have debated whether a person’s genetics or environment make a greater impact on their personal behavior. At Iowa State Bank we’re excited to share our take on this timeless debate, and share how nature and […]

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 by vgmforbin in Savings, Spending | Comments Off

7 Items Worth the Splurge

When you make your savings plan, you often don’t think about the things you should spend extra money on. While scrimping on other items such as groceries or kids clothes could help you in the long run, there are some expenditures that could cost you in the future if you don’t pony up for the […]

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Financial Management, Savings | Comments Off

How to Save $1,000,000 for Retirement

Retirement, 401(k), stocks and bonds, the subject matter of saving for the long term isn’t often as appealing as saving for the short term. Perhaps that’s why nearly three-quarters of Americans are underestimating how much they’ll need for retirement. The United States is on the brink, if not already in, a retirement crisis. However, at […]

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by vgmforbin in Financial Management, Retirement, Savings | Comments Off

5 Affordable Summer Vacations

One of the best things summer brings, aside from the beautiful weather, is time to enjoy with your family. Whether that’s planning a fun weekend adventure, or carving out a week to go exploring, your kids are sure to remember these getaways for decades to come. After years of trial and error, we’ve discovered some […]

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Holidays, Savings | Comments Off

How to Start a Garden without Splurging

Sunshine, flowering blooms, and the smell of something new, planting season is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and begin planting your summer garden. If you’re like most hobbyists, you find your plants each year at area greenhouses and nurseries searching for that perfect pop of color.  This year, Iowa State Bank challenges you […]

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Savings, Seasonal | Comments Off

Student Loan PSA: What Student Debt Really Looks Like

Obtaining your secondary education can be a landmark goal on your journey to success. By opening up opportunities, and enhancing your capabilities, the study of a discipline gives you the skills you need to conquer your future ambitions. More often than not, student loans offer a helpful supplement when financing this experience. However, many students […]

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Education, Personal Loans, Savings | Comments Off

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
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