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Football by the Numbers

Posted on February 7th, 2017 in Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

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 [...]

The Best of September

Posted on September 14th, 2016 in Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

September marks the beginning of Fall! With so many exciting things to look forward to, Security State Bank is here to help you make the most of this Autumn month!

Iowa vs. Iowa State by the Numbers

Posted on September 9th, 2016 in Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

The Cy-Hawk Series is the epitome of a college rivalry, this weekend the Hawks and the Cyclones will compete in the most publicized game in the state. Each year this event is sold out, and Saturday will be no different. Hosted by the University of Iowa, Kinnick Stadium will be filled with cheers as the [...]

Iowa State Fair DO’s and DON’TS

Posted on July 20th, 2016 in Agriculture, Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

  The fair is coming the fair is coming! Starting August 5, swarms of eager Iowans will descend upon the city of Des Moines for the annual Iowa State Fair. This long awaited tradition is a culmination of the year’s best culinary, entertainment, and educational endeavors. This fair season take note of these key activities [...]

Knee High by the Fourth of July: Sweet Corn Recipes

Posted on July 15th, 2016 in Agriculture, Budgeting, General by vgmforbin |

  Summertime and sweet corn go hand-in-hand, and this savory treat is one of the highlights of every summer meal! As the old saying goes, sweet corn is growing well when it reaches knee high by the fourth of July. It’s past the 4th and this year’s crop is already well past the shoulder! Make [...]

Ultimate Guide to Garage and Yard Sales

Posted on May 11th, 2016 in Community, General, Savings, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

With pockets full of dollar bills and a list of dream finds in hand, serious garage sale goers are perking up for the upcoming season. Become a pro deal-spotter by harnessing some of their top tricks of the trade! Check for warranties: Even if they’re dinged or damaged, goods by brands like Craftsman and Chaco [...]

10 Must-Try Tips for Every Spring Cleaner

Posted on April 18th, 2016 in Community, General, Home Improvement, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

You’ve decluttered your closets, rearranged the furniture, and thrown open the windows, and yet – you know your spring cleaning can go even deeper. With just a couple of simple tools you already have around your house, you can take your cleaning to the next level. Get your spring cleaning on with these easy hacks [...]

Puppy Proofing Your Home in 5 Simple Steps

Posted on April 8th, 2016 in Community, General, Pet Gifts by vgmforbin |

Sit. Stay. Go potty! Mastering these common phrases can mean only one thing – you’ve got a new puppy! Adding this furry faced addition to your family is an exciting event that comes with lots of new experiences. If you’re lost in the array of training tutorials and home preparation advice, let Security State Bank [...]