5 Smart Ways to Use Your 2011 Tax Refund

Tax day has come and gone, and for many Americans, that means tax refunds are also on the way. If you’re expecting a refund this year, keep in mind that your refund isn’t really “free money” — in reality, Uncle Sam is paying you back for the interest-free loan that you provided during the year.

So, although . . . → Read More: 5 Smart Ways to Use Your 2011 Tax Refund

Teaching Children about Money Management

It’s never too early to start teaching children about money management. The American Bankers Association (ABA) provides a good rule of thumb: “If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime.”

The best financial lessons are part of everyday . . . → Read More: Teaching Children about Money Management

Find Treasure at 5th Annual Garage Sale

Members of the Iowa State Bank’s Pink Ribbon Crusaders have been searching for treasures for their Fifth Annual Relay for Life Garage Sale scheduled for Friday, April 29 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 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 Treasure at 5th Annual Garage Sale

Hit a Home Run When You Use Your Debit Card!

Show off Hall-of-Fame speed by making purchases with your Iowa State Bank EZ Check Debit MasterCard®! Each time you do between April 1 and June 30, 2011, you’ll automatically be put in the lineup for a chance to win some great baseball prizes!

Grand Prize:             Playstation®3 Console and baseball video games (total value $500.00)

First Place Prize: . . . → Read More: Hit a Home Run When You Use Your Debit Card!