10th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL a Success

2014 CWL School Supply DriveArea residents worked together with Iowa State Bank to present CWL Schools with the supplies needed for a successful school year. CWL Schools high school secretary Allyson Thompson received the cash donations and school materials for the 2014– 2015 school year presented by . . . → Read More: 10th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL a Success

School Supply Drive Gives Kids the “Write” Start at Ruthven-Ayrshire

2014 R/A School Supply DriveThanks to the generosity of area residents and Iowa State Bank, kids in the Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools will start the school year with the right supplies for a successful school year.

Larry Conlon of Iowa State Bank presented the school materials for the 2014– 2015 . . . → Read More: School Supply Drive Gives Kids the “Write” Start at Ruthven-Ayrshire

What are chip-enabled EMV® payment cards?

Plastic. The credit card world is full of plastic and always changing. The latest plastic card, the EMV payment card, will soon be introduced into the United States. The EMV card is widely accepted in European countries and is commonly referred to as a chip card. The . . . → Read More: What are chip-enabled EMV® payment cards?

Teaching Kids to Save is as Easy as 1-2-3

Parents are a child’s first teacher. Teaching kids about the power of saving money is just another lesson that parents can help their children learn at an early age. Just like riding a tricycle or driving a car, money-management lessons differ at various ages:
• Kids Ages 4 & 5:
As your child prepares for school, add a piggy . . . → Read More: Teaching Kids to Save is as Easy as 1-2-3

Keep Financial Transactions Private

A good rule to follow when banking online or conducting financial transactions online is: Do Not Use Public Computers and Public Wireless Access for Sensitive Transactions.
Whether you’re entertaining the kids by streaming a video on a tablet, downloading new travel apps on your smartphone or even taking your tablet poolside, there are precautions you should take . . . → Read More: Keep Financial Transactions Private

Protect Portable Devices While Traveling

The summer vacation season is underway, and for many of us that means lounging on sunny beaches, reading a book under a shade tree or hitting the road for a new adventure. It can also mean identity theft and other crimes if we aren’t careful about our online activities and protecting our information.

Cybercrime does not take . . . → Read More: Protect Portable Devices While Traveling

School Supply Drive for Ruthven Schools

It’s important to have the right tools to succeed in school, and that is why Iowa State Bank is sponsoring a School Supply Drive for the 2014-2015 school year to benefit the Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools. The drive will give needy children necessary school supplies to start the school year off on the right foot. Iowa . . . → Read More: School Supply Drive for Ruthven Schools

10th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL Schools

It’s important to have the right tools to succeed in school, and that is why Iowa State Bank is sponsoring a School Supply Drive for the 2014-2015 school year to benefit the CWL Schools. The drive will give needy children necessary school supplies to start the school year off on the right foot. Iowa . . . → Read More: 10th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL Schools

Dollars & Sense: Talk to Your Kids about Money this Summer

Help kids learn about money. Create three jars labeled "spend, save & donate."

Spend. Save. Donate. Help kids learn the power of saving money.

Let’s face it, talking to your kids about the power of saving money is not an easy conversation to start. However, starting a conversation about . . . → Read More: Dollars & Sense: Talk to Your Kids about Money this Summer

Is Malware a Threat to Mobile Devices?

The volume of cyberthreats to mobile computing devices continues to increase as new applications (apps) and devices proliferate.

McAfee® reports that there were more than two million new mobile malware samples in 2013. Symantec™ reports that nearly 40 percent of mobile device users have experienced mobile cybercrime in the past 12 months. Some experts estimate that . . . → Read More: Is Malware a Threat to Mobile Devices?