Beware of Tax Scams

As crunch time to tax day closes in, tax scams heat up. Don’t wait until the last minute to work on your taxes because rushing can lead to sloppy returns and a greater risk of falling victim to a scam. Tax scams take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to identity theft. Here . . . → Read More: Beware of Tax Scams

10 Money-Saving Tips for Spring

Spring has officially arrived! To celebrate the warmer weather and add some money to your pocketbook, here are a few tips to help you save some cash this spring:

Make a shopping list – and stick to it. Before you head to the store, make a list of the items you need and only buy the items . . . → Read More: 10 Money-Saving Tips for Spring

10 Timely Tax Season Tips

It’s coming soon…the deadline to file your taxes this year has been extended three days to Monday, April 18. The bonus days come thanks to Emancipation Day, a Washington, D.C., holiday that falls on Saturday, April 16, but is observed on April 15—thus prompting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the tax filing deadline to . . . → Read More: 10 Timely Tax Season Tips

Money for Monet: Kids Art Contest

Monet. Picasso. Rembrandt. Famous artists have to start somewhere. That’s why Iowa State Bank’s Kool Kat Kids Klub is calling all artists ages 3 – 12 to participate in its “Money for Monet Kids Art Contest” by submitting a drawing of their piggy bank now through March 31, 2011.  Winners will receive savings bonds as prizes . . . → Read More: Money for Monet: Kids Art Contest

Tax Time Scams

It’s tax time again. And, unfortunately, it’s the time for scams. Beware of tax scams that target you with requests claiming to be from the IRS. Always remember that your bank and other trusted financial partners will not ask for personal financial information that they already know about you. If someone contacts you demanding this type . . . → Read More: Tax Time Scams