Get a Jump-start on Your Taxes

 Important tax documents are arriving in the mail and tax-preparer kiosks set up at your local shopping centers. This can only mean one thing: Tax season is just around the corner. 

Even though your return may not be due until April, getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) top . . . → Read More: Get a Jump-start on Your Taxes

Business Community Helps Armory

Armory Receives GrillThree local businesses worked together to boost the Iowa Army National Guard Armory at Algona with the donation of a unique outdoor grill. 

Since 2005 Snap-On Tools has generously donated a prize for the Operation Kemna Cares raffle at Kemna Auto Center in . . . → Read More: Business Community Helps Armory

E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.

The subject line of the e-mails state: “Account Insurance from FDIC” or “FDIC Insurance.” The e-mail tells recipients that their “account has been denied insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation due to . . . → Read More: E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC

New Year. New Gadgets.

The Christmas wrappings are long-gone on the new electronic gadgets from Christmas. But, what do you do with the old gadgets?

If you’re disposing of old electronics, beware. Many devices today store information including cell phones, scanners, copiers, printers, computers, flash drives, external hard drives, routers and even cars! When you decide to dispose of these electronic . . . → Read More: New Year. New Gadgets.

New Year’s Resolution – Get Financially Fit in 2011

2011 is just beginning! It’s an ideal time to set new goals, such as becoming physically fit or getting organized. The New Year is also 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 . . . → Read More: New Year’s Resolution – Get Financially Fit in 2011