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Beat the Summer Heat for Free

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in Cash, General, Savings, Travel by SSBblogger | No Comments

The summer heat can make you feel as though the family is stuck inside because of the humid weather and blazing sunshine. Even though we’ve had a fairly mild so far by Iowa standards, the weather will get to its normal temperatures in 90s and 100s at some point. But have no fear, for you [...]

Getting off to a Good Financial Start in 2014

Posted on January 14th, 2014 in General, Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

Here we are in a brand new year, which means it’s time to do those things we said we’d do last year but didn’t. If this includes some financial items, (saving money, paying off credit card debt, having more control of your finances, etc.) Security State Bankcan definitely help you out. We’ve come up with [...]

A New Year’s Resolution that can Really Pay Off

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in General, Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

There’s no denying that New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Last year, nearly half of American adults made a resolution, yet only 12 percent of those reached their goal. While the most common resolutions revolve around losing weight and better health, financial resolutions are also popular. Money issues create stress, and since we don’t [...]

Financial Commandments for Your 30s

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 in General, Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

Our last blog post highlighted “financial commandments” for 20-somethings to help them get on track for a successful financial life. But what about your 30s? So much can happen at this time in your life: you can get married, have kids, change jobs, buy a house and so on. So how can you be sure [...]

Financial Commandments for Your 20s

Posted on October 9th, 2013 in General, Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

It’s no secret that finances have been rough for many people in the past couple of years, but perhaps no group has been more affected than the 20-somethings. Students who graduated from college in 2013 had an average of $28,000 in student loan debt. Coupled with a tough job market and increasing credit card debt, [...]

Getting Your Budget Back on Track

Posted on August 27th, 2013 in General by SSBblogger | No Comments

As summer comes to a close soon, it may be time to get your personal or family budget back on track. Summer and all of its events, vacations and other entertainment options can be fun, but they can also put your budget out of whack. That, or you may have slacked a little when it [...]

Spam the Scam: How to Identify Phish-y Emails

Posted on July 18th, 2013 in General by SSBblogger | No Comments

How many times have you gotten an email from someone whose email address you didn’t recognize? Why do you get emails that make absolutely no sense and ask you to click on a link? Most likely these are what are called “phishing scams,” attempts by cyber criminals to access your personal information. We want you [...]

Achieving 5-Star Excellence

Posted on April 25th, 2013 in General by SSBblogger | No Comments

If you’re looking for a new bank, what characteristics are you using to make your choice? You would certainly want to look at the products and services the bank has available that appeal to you, what fees they charge and if they have incorporated technology into their banking (think online and mobile banking). But you [...]

Happy Anniversary to our Dysart Branch: Celebrating a Decade of Service

Posted on March 21st, 2013 in General by SSBblogger | No Comments

Tomorrow we are celebrating 10 wonderful years of service from the Security State BankDysart branch! For a decade now we have been helping the people of Dysart and the surrounding area achieve financial success and growth in their personal and business lives. From checking accounts to agricultural loans and home mortgages, we take great pride [...]

Security State Bank: A Bank Full of Flavor

Posted on March 12th, 2013 in General by SSBblogger | No Comments

At Security State Bank, we like to provide all of our customers with a little flavor. No, we’re not talking about the cookies, coffee and popcorn we serve up on various days at our branches (although those things are delicious). We mean the way we interact with our customers and the community, the services we [...]