Located inside the Union State Bank building
611 W Hwy 92
Winterset, IA  50273
(515)  462-3680

Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 
The Latte Lie and Other Myths

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

 

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

View all articles arrow

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

View all calculators arrow

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

View all videos arrow