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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

The Most Affordable Costumes for Kids

Get your family into the fun of Halloween without breaking the budget! Try these exciting costume ideas, courtesy of Iowa State Bank:   Ballerina: Help you little one showcase her favorite after-school activity, by using her dance class attire for an easy Halloween costume! If you’re searching for a new dance outfit try this affordable […]

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Seasonal | 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

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

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

How-To Purchase Your New Vehicle: Auto Financing 101

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, Credit Score, Financial Management | 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

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

Happy Holidays on a Budget

December is filled with exciting holiday shopping, decorating, and parties. Iowa State Bank wants to remind you to still keep your budget in mind throughout the month of December. You may feel like you want to splurge on gifts, food, and decorations, but it is still possible to have happy holidays on a budget. Don’t […]

Posted on: December 9th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Budget | Comments Off
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