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Welcome to our Financial Wellness Blog - dedicated to highlighting financial information that's useful to everyone. We've also included a Community Spotlight to promote volunteer organizations in our hometowns - Carmel, Dunkirk, Fishers, Hartford City, Knightstown, Lewisville, Montpelier, New Castle, Pendleton, Rushville, and Union City. If you'd like to submit an article for a non-profit, please read this or email Leah Driver. Thank you!

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Shop Locally for the Holidays

November 23, 2020

Planning to spread some cheer this holiday season? Pick up one-of-a-kind creations from your locally-owned small businesses....read more

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Holiday Budgeting

November 21, 2020

The holidays can normally take a toll on our budget, and this year is far from “normal.” We’ve provided this budgeting sheet to help you plan for the holidays. (And to show...read more

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Steps for Making Large Financial Decisions

November 20, 2020 | Leah Driver

This article started as steps to take before making financial decisions like buying insurance or opening a retirement account, but these steps apply to any major financial decision – moving deposit accounts, applying for a loan, etc....read more

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What You Need to Know About Ransomware

November 12, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that blocks access to a system, device, or file until a ransom is paid. It is an illegal, moneymaking scheme that...read more

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Freezing Your Credit

November 4, 2020

A “credit freeze” is fairly self-explanatory – it prevents national credit bureaus from providing your credit information...read more

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum

October 30, 2020

The Wilbur Wright Birthplace pays tribute to a man who rose from obscure beginnings in Indiana to...read more

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Happy Digital Wishes: Cheers to Safe Holiday Shopping

October 25, 2020

Before you start making your lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety!...read more

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Securing Your Remote Office

October 23, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and with the increased cybersecurity risks of working from home, we should all be thinking about how to secure our home office. After months of remote work, you have become a "work...read more

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Setting Up Offsite Employees for Success

October 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many changes, especially to the workplace. There are companies who adapted by switching to exclusive telecommuting, those who only made...read more

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Annual Associate Recognition 2020

October 9, 2020

Each year Citizens State Bank recognizes associate milestone work anniversaries. This year those honored include:...read more

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Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

October 7, 2020

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is committed to recognizing Indiana's basketball legends and inspiring Indiana's basketball future....read more

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Cyber Safety Starts At Home

October 4, 2020

Learn more about staying safe online during #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth....read more

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Should you refinance your commercial mortgage?

September 30, 2020 | John P. DeLucia, Your CSB Hoosier Banker

Our Chief Lending Officer, John P. DeLucia ("Johnny D") will be providing commercial lending information, tips, and insights from time-to-time. If you have questions for John, be sure to let us know....read more

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Citizens State Bank and MK Decision Partnership Powers Digital Credit Card Origination for Indiana Customers

September 22, 2020

MK Decision (MK) announced that Citizens State Bank, a $670 million-asset community bank in Indiana has selected MK’s Credit Card Origination System (CCOS) to offer their customers an enhanced digital onboarding experience...read more

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Working Remotely: How to be Safe, Secure, and Successful

September 20, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Between working at the office, or school, or remotely, the principles of security can become something of a moving target. For some, this creates an uncertainty...read more