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

School Supply Drive Gives Kids the “Write” Start

Kool Kat Teaches Kids to Save

Kool Kat made an appearance in Ruthven during this year’s school supply drive!

Thanks to the generosity of area residents and Iowa State Bank, kids in the Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools will start the school year with the right supplies for a successful school year.

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9th Annual School Supply Drive a Success!

Area residents worked together to present CWL Schools with the supplies needed for a successful school year. CWL Schools Principal Jon Hueser received the cash donations and school materials for the 2013– 2014 school year presented by Corinna Hefty. The bank donated $250 and collected approximately $100 in cash donations along with two large boxes full . . . → Read More: 9th Annual School Supply Drive a Success!

School Supply Drive for Ruthven Schools

The school supply drive is moving west! After nine years in our Corwith and Wesley offices, we’re expanding the drive to our Ruthven office.

Iowa State Bank is sponsoring a School Supply Drive for the 2013-2014 school year to benefit the Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools. The drive will give needy children necessary school supplies to start the school . . . → Read More: School Supply Drive for Ruthven Schools

9th 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 2013-2014 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: 9th Annual School Supply Drive for CWL Schools

End Summer by Starting a Money Lesson

There’s never been a better time to talk to your kids about money. Before the summer comes to an end and your children gear up to return to school, take time to share some financial insight. The best financial lessons are part of everyday experiences. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and . . . → Read More: End Summer by Starting a Money Lesson

Eighth Annual School Supply Drive a Success!

Area residents worked together to present CWL Schools with the supplies needed for a successful school year. CWL Schools Principal James Rotert received the cash donations and school materials for the 2012-2013 school year presented by Corinna Hefty. The bank donated $250 and collected an additional $183 in cash donations along with two large boxes full . . . → Read More: Eighth Annual School Supply Drive a Success!

Summer Money Lessons for Kids

There’s never been a better time to talk to your kids about money. Before the summer comes to an end and your children gear up to return to school, take time to share some financial insight. The best financial lessons are part of everyday experiences. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and . . . → Read More: Summer Money Lessons for Kids

Affordable & Family-Friendly Summer Fun

Summer passes quickly, and perhaps your children are already running out of things to do. The good news is summer fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and often the simplest things are the most enjoyable. Here are some ideas for your family to consider this summer.

Look for local events. From concerts to festivals, there . . . → Read More: Affordable & Family-Friendly Summer Fun

Five Money Tips for the Graduate

Graduation season is here, and whether you’re graduating from high school or college, there has never been a better time to prepare for your financial future. To get the class of 2012 started on the right foot, here are five tips every graduate should consider.

1.  Save now.  As you prepare to enter college or the workforce, . . . → Read More: Five Money Tips for the Graduate