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?

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!