Financial Wellness Blog

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, 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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What's it like to manage a banking center?

May 9, 2022

If you've ever wondered what it's like to work in management at a bank, check out this episode of the podcast WEEM Weekly....read more

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Celebrating the Boss

May 2, 2022 | Leah Driver

Have you ever read something and thought "Dang, I wish I'd written that?" Well, that's how I felt when I read the following by Geri Aglipay U.S. Small Business Administration’s Great Lakes Regional Administrator...read more

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Citizens State Bank Named a Five Star Member of the IBA

April 27, 2022 | Leah Driver

Citizens State Bank has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). The award...read more

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Top Three Social Media Scams

April 19, 2022 | Chris Elgee, Certified SANS Instructor

While social media is a fantastic way to communicate, share, and have fun with others, it is also a low-cost way for cyber criminals to trick...read more

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Cyber Clean for Spring

April 14, 2022 | Carlos Kizzee MS-ISAC Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement

For two years, you’ve accumulated digital clutter and technical debt at a rate previously considered impossible, at least pre-pandemic. The good news...read more

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World Backup Day

March 31, 2022 | Leah Driver

I understand procrastination - you're busy, time gets away from you, you're tired - there's no excuse I haven't used to delay something I know I should do. Apparently I'm not alone...read more

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Details About the SBA 7(a) Loan Program

March 8, 2022

Though there are several types of Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, the 7(a) is the most common way the SBA supports small businesses....read more

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Fraud Alert! Beware of Common Tax Scams

February 23, 2022 | Carlos Kizzee, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement MS-ISAC

Tax season is upon us, a time of year when the scammers go into overdrive. Be extra careful while online, and avoid activities that could put your identity and finances at risk. It doesn’t matter whether...read more

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Citizens State Bank Announces Community Scholarship

February 15, 2022 | Leah Driver

Traditional and non-traditional students are invited to apply....read more

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Anyone Can Start a Career in Cybersecurity

February 7, 2022 | Lodrina Cherne, Principal Security Advocate at Cybereasonand Certified Instructor at the SANS Institute

Have you considered a career as a cybersecurity professional? It is a fast-paced, highly-dynamic field with a huge number of exciting...read more

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Cyber Security for Small-Mid Size Businesses

February 1, 2022

Cyber-attacks are a growing threat for small businesses and the US economy. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, the cost of cyber crimes exceeded $4.2 billion in 2020. The most successful cyber-attacks typically utilize the same...read more

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New Year, New Privacy Settings

January 19, 2022

While January 28, 2022 marks the 15th annual Data Privacy Day, each of us faces privacy concerns on a daily basis. If our private information becomes public, it can affect our credit ratings, employment options, and even our safety....read more

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Nate Niehoff Named Associate Agriculture Lender/Commercial Relationship Manager

January 7, 2022 | Leah Driver

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce Nate Niehoff has accepted a position as Associate Agriculture Lender and Commercial Relationship Manager in our Rushville...read more

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Spot and Stop Messaging Attacks

January 4, 2022 | Jeff Lomas,SANS SEC487 Open-Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis (OSINT) Instructor

Smishing are attacks that occur when cyber attackers use SMS, texting, or similar messaging technologies to trick you into taking an action you should not take. Perhaps they fool...read more

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Small Business Financial Management

December 29, 2021

Financial management can be daunting, so here are a few useful tips to help make setting up your small business finances easier. (Setting up your finances correctly can save you big headaches down the road!)...read more