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

Teach Children to Save Day Tips

Today, April 24, is Teach Children to Save Day, a component of the national Teach Children to Save campaign that aims to raise awareness about the important roles that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. So far, it’s reached more than 5 million young people with the help of more . . . → Read More: Teach Children to Save Day Tips

Teach Children of All Ages to Save

Teach Kids to Save this Spring

Give your kids a colorful future. Teach them about the power of saving money.

On March 28, Gov. Branstad signed a proclamation declaring April 2012 Financial Literacy Awareness Month. Additionally, April 24 is . . . → Read More: Teach Children of All Ages to Save

Give the Gift of Future Financial Success

Give the gift of financial success!

Help kids of all ages be financially successful. Start with the piggy bank and grow…

It’s easy to get focused on spending rather than saving and investing during the holiday season. However, some of the best gifts you can give children and young . . . → Read More: Give the Gift of Future Financial Success

Personal Finance 101: 10 Tips for College Students

As college students begin a new semester of classes, GPAs and test scores are probably on a lot of minds. Although those numbers are important, the value of credit scores and the importance of saving shouldn’t be underestimated — especially since the habits set in college can have a great impact on an individual’s financial future. . . . → Read More: Personal Finance 101: 10 Tips for College Students

Help Your Child Start a Beginner Budget

Savings Jars

Create your own savings jars.

Savings Jars
Create your own savings jars.

For people of all ages, the best way to reach a savings goal is to start with a budget. A budget . . . → Read More: Help Your Child Start a Beginner Budget

Financial Tips for Young Adults Starting Out on their Own

With another school year just around the corner, students are preparing to head back to classes — and some may be leaving home for the first time. While everyone can benefit from learning about money management and taking a more hands-on approach with their finances, you adults — including those just starting college — have plenty . . . → Read More: Financial Tips for Young Adults Starting Out on their Own

7th 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 2011-2012 school year presented by Susan Burrs of Iowa State Bank.

The Corwith and Wesley offices of Iowa State Bank donated $250.00. Area residents donated $300 . . . → Read More: 7th Annual School Supply Drive a Success!