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Cybersecurity Tips for Kids
Cybersecurity Tips for Kids

In a world that is relying more and more on technology, it is important to teach and incorporate good cyber safety habits into your kid’s routine....

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Cybersecurity Tips for Kids
Cybersecurity Tips for Kids

In a world that is relying more and more on technology, it is important to teach and incorporate good cyber safety habits into your kid’s routine. It is nearly impossible to keep your kids away from cyberspace as they grow, so it is in your best...

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How To: Amp Up Your Curb Appeal This Spring on a Budget
How To: Amp Up Your Curb Appeal This Spring on a Budget

Spring is in the air and it’s time to amp up your curb appeal. There is no impression like a first impression. Spring is the best time to work on the exterior of your home. Here are a few tips on how to maximize your outdoor budget this spring.  1....

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Bad Budget Habits to Break
Bad Budget Habits to Break

Do you have some bad budgeting habits that desperately need to be broken? Acknowledge and break your bad budgeting habits with these helpful tips on how to tackle them to meet your financial goals.   1. Unnecessary Spending  If you...

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Budgeting Summer Vacation for a Big Family
Budgeting Summer Vacation for a Big Family

Summer vacation is something we all look forward to, but as the one planning for a large family, there can be many challenges most families do not face. Here are some tips on how best to budget for your big family’s vacation.   1. Coordinate...

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What Type of Ag Loans Are Available?
What Type of Ag Loans Are Available?

It’s that time of year again! The seasons are changing, and farmers are preparing their operations for the upcoming planting season. American State Bank proudly offers loans for any local farming operations to allow our community farmers to continue...

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Selling a home, how to stage
How to Stage a House to Sell 

It’s home selling season! With that being said, you have plenty to do before your home is ready to sell and we are here to help. So, what should you do to prepare your home to look tip-top without breaking the bank? Here are our mortgage lender’s...

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Wedding Planning on a Budget
Wedding Planning on a Budget

Congratulations on your engagement! There is so much to do before your big day, and we understand that wedding expenses can add up very quickly. With that being said, American State Bank wanted to share our tips for planning a wedding on a budget. Venue When...

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Date Night Ideas on a Budget
Date Night Ideas on a Budget

Spending quality time with your significant other is important, but all of your outings can begin to add up. So how do you continue making your relationship special without breaking the bank? Here are our favorite date night ideas when you are on a budget! Skip...

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Why Emergency Funds Are Crucial
Why Emergency Funds Are Crucial

I have some money in the bank, so I don’t need an extra fund for emergencies. Sound familiar? Just because you have some money somewhere does not mean you are prepared for an unexpected event. “More than half of Americans (or 51 percent) have...

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How to Make 2022 Your Best Financial Year Yet
How to Make 2022 Your Best Financial Year Yet

It’s the New Year, and boy did time fly! With all the resolutions you may be setting, we wanted to add one more to your list if you haven’t already – finances. 2022 can be your year to focus on your finances which can go several different...

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