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Savings - How Do You Compare?

February 11, 2019

We often hear that saving money is a challenge. A recent survey shows that nearly 50%...read more

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Preparing to Apply for a Small Business Loan

February 7, 2019

Applying for a business loan can be intimidating, but the more preparation...read more

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Matt Patterson Named Top Lender

February 6, 2019 | Leah Driver

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce...read more

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Citizens State Bank Scholarship

January 16, 2019 | Leah Driver

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce a $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to provide financial assistance...read more

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Writing a Business Plan

January 14, 2019

So you’ve decided to launch your own business and be your own boss. Now what? The best step you can take now is to have a plan, or more specifically a Business Plan. Yikes! Don’t you need an MBA to write a business plan? Thankfully, the days of 100 page business plans are over, but that doesn’t mean you should bypass this important step....read more

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Welcome Ken Hall

January 6, 2019

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce Ken Hall has...read more

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Welcome S. Scott Fitzsimmons

January 4, 2019

Citizens State Bank is pleased to welcome...read more

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50-30-20 Budget Rule

January 3, 2019

There are as many ideas about budgeting as there are financial writers. While it’s important to find a system...read more

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2019 Financial Review

January 1, 2019

An annual financial checkup is as important for your finances as a physical is for your health. You can review your financial goals, determine where you are in reaching them, and make...read more

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Financial Education - the Holiday Gift that Keeps Giving

December 10, 2018

The holidays are here, leaving many of us wondering what on earth to give as gifts. We browse the “gift set” aisle...read more

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Avoiding Vishing Scams

December 4, 2018

As long as people have money, there will be criminals devising new ways to take it. As consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about “phishing” attempts, some scammers...read more

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Raising Money Smart Kids

November 17, 2018

It's never too early to teach your kids about handling finances,...read more

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Small Business Year-End Checklist

November 13, 2018

Mid-November is a great time to start preparing for year-end....read more

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Why Use a Community Bank?

November 6, 2018

Watch this short video (Hint, it's not just about the popcorn and dog treats)...read more

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Money Management Tips for New Business Owners

October 29, 2018

Starting your own business is stressful. In addition to being an expert in your field, you’ll need to become an expert about your company’s finances. Understanding money management is important, even if you’ll be using a bookkeeper to manage your books....read more