Find Treasures at 8th Annual Garage Sale

Members of the Iowa State Bank’s Pink Ribbon Crusaders have been searching for treasures for their Eighth Annual Relay for Life Garage Sale scheduled for Friday, May 2 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

The public is invited to shop the garage sale which will be held at the garage located in the employee parking lot of . . . → Read More: Find Treasures at 8th Annual Garage Sale

Van Overbeke Named President; Larson Continues as Chairman & CEO

Tom Van Overbeke

Tom Van Overbeke Named President

Tom Larson, Chairman, President and CEO of Iowa State Bank has announced his intention to retire as President. Iowa State Bank’s Board of Directors has named Tom Van Overbeke as President while Larson continues as Chairman and Chief Executive . . . → Read More: Van Overbeke Named President; Larson Continues as Chairman & CEO

Tips to Create a Budget

America Saves Week, an annual event sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America, is Feb. 24 to March 1. In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever for families to develop a budget and stick to it. Rainy-day funds, savings for college or just making your rent payment can all be made easier . . . → Read More: Tips to Create a Budget

Mobile Banking: Safety First

As mobile banking continues to exceed online users, it’s more important than ever for customers to use mobile banking safely. Convenience is the driving factor in the rise of mobile banking. It opens the doors to consumer choice and access to banking options. But, as mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads become more popular, . . . → Read More: Mobile Banking: Safety First

Ten Timely Tax Time Tips

The income tax filing season has begun, and important tax documents should be arriving in your mailbox. Although your return is not due until April 15, you can make tax time easier on yourself with an early start. Here are 10 tips to help ensure a smooth tax-filing process.

1. Create a system for organizing tax documents . . . → Read More: Ten Timely Tax Time Tips

Save Energy & Save Money

Now is the perfect time to assess your home’s energy efficiency. An energy-efficient home can keep your family comfortable, save you money and make your home more attractive to buyers when you sell. Whether you take simple steps or make larger investments, you’ll likely decrease your average utility bill. Over time, those savings will automatically put . . . → Read More: Save Energy & Save Money

New Year’s Resolutions — For Your Wallet!

As you’re considering your New Year’s resolutions for 2014, don’t forget to think about your money. The New Year is a great time to assess your finances, gain control and stick to a new budget or saving plan. Taking control of your personal finances will allow you to save and prepare for unexpected expenses. Here are . . . → Read More: New Year’s Resolutions — For Your Wallet!

IRS Warns of Tax-Time Scams

It’s true: tax scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. This year’s season opens on Jan. 31. The IRS provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of these crimes:

• Be vigilant of any unexpected communication purportedly from the IRS at the start of tax season.
• Don’t fall for phone . . . → Read More: IRS Warns of Tax-Time Scams

Sharing Tree Grows for a Decade in Ruthven

It’s a Christmas tradition in Ruthven. Iowa State Bank in Ruthven is putting up the Sharing Tree for the tenth year. Employees invite area residents to make Christmas special through this gift program for residents at the Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living Center and RCCC Villa.

Since 2003 the bank has displayed the Sharing Tree that . . . → Read More: Sharing Tree Grows for a Decade in Ruthven

When News Breaks, Be Aware of Scams

Attackers like to use real world events when they can. Public interests can help them determine what people are more likely to click on, making their attacks more successful. Here are a few ways the news can be used against you:

• Phishing . . . → Read More: When News Breaks, Be Aware of Scams