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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 [...]

Save Money with a No-Spend Challenge

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 in Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

With summer in full swing, there are many opportunities to splurge on entertainment, fairs and festivals, concerts, vacations and summer clothes and food. Even if you’ve already spent a little more than you’d planned, you can recover from a spending spree! Reel it in by completing a 30-day no-spend challenge. Sound impossible? Don’t worry, Security [...]

7 Summer Beauty Hacks to Save Money

Posted on July 9th, 2014 in Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

As we put on our shorts and tank-tops to bear the summer heat, we sometimes splurge on expensive lotions and beauty products to make our skin look smooth and flawless. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Sometimes the best beauty remedies are hiding in plain sight in your house. Security State Bank wants [...]

Four Easy, Affordable Home Improvements for This Summer

Posted on June 25th, 2014 in Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

Summer has arrived! Now is the perfect time to make the home improvements you have been thinking about all winter. Whether big or small, summer is the perfect opportunity to implement any and all changes you want. We encourage you to stay motivated and accomplish all your goals for 2014. You may have lost sight [...]

Five Tips to Save on Food This Summer

Posted on June 11th, 2014 in Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

There are countless expenses in life that cannot be avoided. Home care, car repairs, clothing, insurance, and food must be consistently worked into any budget. While there are ways to lower expenses, they will never disappear. Security State Bank is here to offer you advice for saving on food this summer. The average American spends [...]

6 Tips for Becoming a Money Saving Masters

Posted on February 19th, 2014 in Savings by SSBblogger | No Comments

In one of last month’s blog posts we talked about how saving money (or more of it) is a very common financial resolution. Well, saying you’re going to save more money and actually do it are two very different things. If you’re looking to grow your savings account, know this: it takes consistency and some [...]

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, [...]