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We’ve Got Your Back – Protect Your Identity!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in 2013 Fall Issue | 0 comments

You’ve heard it on the news. Identity thieves steal mail, skim credit cards, hack into ATMs, and rummage through garbage in search of their next victim. In the blink of an eye, criminals misuse bits and pieces of your personal information to obtain fraudulent credit. If you’re a victim, you need expert help now! Iowa State Bank can help with our Identity Theft Resolution Service provided by Identity Theft 911®. And, if you act before October 15, 2013, we’ll waive the fee until January 1, 2014. Our customers and their family members* can...

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Safe & Convenient Mobile Banking Tips

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in 2013 Fall Issue, eNews Archives | 0 comments

Convenience is the driving factor in the rise of mobile banking. But, as mobile devices, like smart phones and tablets, become more popular, hackers are finding savvy ways to steal information. As you start to use mobile banking, remember to avoid storing sensitive information like passwords and social security numbers on your mobile device. In addition, consider the following tips to keep your mobile device secure: Passwords:  Configure a password to gain access to and use your mobile device. Change it periodically. Set an idle-timeout that...

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Ways to Improve Your Home

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in 2013 Spring Issue | 0 comments

Spring is the perfect time to get your home looking its best. These simple and affordable ideas will help you de-clutter and add long term value. #1 — Organize Your Closet. First, dig in and toss or donate what you don’t use or wear. Second, talk to a local contractor to help with design ideas. Once you find the right fit, make a list of appropriate components and create new, more usable space. #2 — Take Back Your Garage. If you have a no-car garage because of all the clutter you store, try a starter kit complete with panels,...

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Protect Your Identity on Vacation

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in 2013 Spring Issue | 0 comments

Your summer vacation should be carefree. Avoid the hassle and headache of identity theft as you make your summer travel plans. Consider these tips for protecting your identity: Clean out your wallet and purse. Remove any unnecessary credit cards, your Social Security card and other unneeded documents that could compromise your identity if lost or stolen. Photocopy or make a list of the remaining contents and keep it in a secure and locked location. Leave your checkbook in a secure locked place at home. Hold your mail and newspaper. Ask...

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Teach Kids to Save this Summer

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in 2013 Spring Issue | 0 comments

Although the lazy days of summer seem far away, it’s not too early to make plans that will help you save some money this summer – and teach your kids about saving money. Many parents remark that summer is a drain on their finances with kids at home. Extra food, extra entertainment, and extra trips all involve extra money. Here are a few tips to avoid a big hole in your wallet this summer: Plan Ahead: Whether you are planning an outing to a local amusement park or a family vacation, emphasize the value of saving. Set a family savings goal...

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