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5 Strategies to Shrink Debt

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in Budgeting, Financial Management, Savings by SSBblogger |

Minimizing your debt can always seem like a mountain of to-do lists. With various recurring payments, differing interest rates, and due dates that never seem to end, if you feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone. While having credit card, or other outstanding debt, isn’t a situation anyone wants to find themselves in, a surprising 38.1% of […]

How to Create Better Habits

Posted on August 31st, 2017 in Budgeting, General, Savings by SSBblogger |

If you’re like us, starting a new diet, or working to exercise more often is more difficult than we initially planned. The same is true with many financial goals you may have. Saving for retirement, eliminating credit card debt, increasing your credit score; these are all things that take time and dedication to complete, but […]

7 Absolutely FREE Activities for the Kids

Posted on August 29th, 2017 in Budgeting, Community by SSBblogger |

Whether it’s during the summer or after school, keeping your children occupied takes a truly creative mind! This season, Security State Bank is excited to share some of our favorite and affordable activities for all of your little ones to enjoy! We love getting children involved in personal finance at an early age. If you’re […]

What’s the Best Money Lesson Your Parents Taught You?

Posted on July 19th, 2017 in Being Thankful, Budgeting, Community, Savings by vgmforbin |

Helping your little one understand the intricacies of personal finance can often seem like an uphill battle. Luckily, our team at Security State Bank has a wealth of knowledge from the lessons our parents instilled in us! We’re excited to share our family’s words of wisdom in today’s blog, and implore you to try their […]

How to Read a Plant Tag

Posted on May 19th, 2017 in Budgeting, Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

At Security State Bank we love to get to know our customers and the passions they enjoy. This month it’s our turn to share some helpful information and tips on one of our favorite passions – gardening! Whether you’ve been gardening for 20 years or two weeks, it never hurts to learn more about the […]

The Basics Behind New Business

Posted on April 26th, 2017 in Budgeting, Business Banking, Community by vgmforbin |

A mouthwatering dish your grandmother made you, a leaf falling across the park, or one of the endless questions your preschooler has begun to ask you; the truth is great ideas can come from anywhere. If you have a concept you are itching to turn into a reality, there are some key components you’ll need […]

5 Financially Savvy Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Posted on January 25th, 2017 in Budgeting, General, Savings by vgmforbin |

  Getting your taxes done early not only takes one more thing off your to-do list but further allows you to start planning for the future. Working with your tax professional, determine how much your family may receive this year from a tax refund. No matter the amount, we recommend putting it towards your financial […]

Save $3,500 this Year by Removing These 6 Things

Posted on January 11th, 2017 in Budgeting, Financial Management, Savings by vgmforbin |

Saving money is sometimes easier than it looks. Only after true dedication, can you look into your account and see the difference saving can make. At Security State Bank we’re excited to help you achieve this new financial goal! If you’re aiming to save more in the New Year, we offer these valuable tips to […]

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy

Posted on December 10th, 2016 in Budgeting, Holiday Shopping, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

The holiday season is filled with glad tidings, seasonal dishes, family get togethers, AND seemingly endless expenses. Don’t let the price of the holidays bog you down. Keep the holiday spirit alive by spending your money wisely throughout the winter season. Instead of purchasing unwanted gifts that may end up back at the store, Security […]