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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 [...]

How-To Grow a Bountiful Garden in 7 Easy Steps

Posted on March 25th, 2016 in Agriculture, Being Thankful, Community, General, Seasonal by vgmforbin |

Spring is almost here! Dust the rust off your gardening gear and get ready to start planting some perennials! With so many fun and colorful ways to spruce up your landscape, try some of these helpful gardening tips to help you get started courtesy of Security State Bank! Don’t be a Plunker. Have you ever [...]

Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: Things Older Than Security State Bank

Posted on March 10th, 2016 in Being Thankful, Community, General by vgmforbin |

  Over the past 75 years Security State Bank has seen history be made, witnessed incredible new inventions, and paved the way through decades of financial changes. As we begin to celebrate our 75th Anniversary we want to take a look into the past, and share the pinnacle moments in history leading up to the [...]

Make Someone’s Day with These Easy Random Acts of Kindness

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 in Being Thankful, Casual for a Cause, Community, General by vgmforbin |

At Security State Bank, we love the incredible customers that are a part of our every day! Each of our customers bring an added sunshine to our day. Create a little extra light in someone’s day with these easy random acts of kindness. You’ll be glad you did! 1. Pay for the person’s food or [...]

Identity Protection Tips for the End of summer

Posted on August 28th, 2015 in General by SSBblogger |

The month of August brings last minute summer getaways before classes are back in session. The summer vacations and road trips bring new adventures to your life, but you are also at a higher risk for identity theft. Not only are you at a higher risk for identity theft while on vacation, this is also [...]