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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One Simple Step to Securing Your Accounts

September 8, 2021 | Lysandra Capella, SANS Institute Instructor in Training for SANS AUD507

Does it seem like cyber criminals have a magic wand for getting into your email or bank accounts and there’s nothing you can do to stop them? Wouldn’t it be great if there...read more

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What is Mobile Banking?

September 6, 2021

Mobile banking provides a convenient, secure way to access your funds when you're unable to visit the bank....read more

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Now Entering New Castle

August 23, 2021 | Ball State PBS | WIPB

NOW ENTERING...NEW CASTLE features a wide range of stories about New Castle, told by the city’s residents, in their own words and using their photos and videos. New Castle’s century-long...read more

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Cybersecurity for Families: Cyberbullying and Information Sharing

August 17, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

As technology continues to evolve, the tools and toys available to your children increase in number and evolve in capabilities. Technology can be used to educate and inspire creativity in kids,...read more

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Elder Fraud

August 12, 2021 | U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center

Learn more about the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, Common Scams, and how to Report Elder Fraud...read more

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Nicole Murphy Named Chief People Officer

August 10, 2021 | Leah Driver

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce Nicole Murphy, MBA, SHRM-CP, has joined the Bank as Chief People Officer....read more

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Securely Using the Cloud

August 9, 2021 | Tameika Reed, Founder of Women in Linux

You may have heard of a concept called “the cloud.” This means using a service provider on the internet to store and manage your data. Examples include creating documents on Google Docs, accessing email in Microsoft O365, sharing files via Dropbox, or storing your pictures...read more

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Introducing Digital Banking Suite

August 2, 2021 | Leah Driver

Introducing the Citizens State Bank Digital Banking Suite...read more

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Back-To-School Shopping Tips

July 28, 2021

Back to school shopping can get pricey - between supplies, fees, new clothes, haircuts, etc, it can put a dent in the hardiest budget. Here are a few tips to help you save....read more

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2021 Cyber Hot Topics: Ransomware

July 13, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

In response to the pandemic, many end-users are now working from home instead of commuting to their business locations. Homes are being...read more

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Securing Your Mobile Devices

July 9, 2021 | Jeroen Beckers is a mobile security expert at NVISO, instructor for the SANS institute

Mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since these devices...read more

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Advance Child Tax Credit Information

July 1, 2021

You’ve likely heard that changes have been made to the Child Tax Credit many families take advantage of on their annual tax returns. However, there’s a lot of conflicting information and it can be hard to understand....read more

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How to Protect Seniors Against Cybercrimes and Scams

June 25, 2021 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

Many of the crimes that occur in real life happen on the internet too. Credit card fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, and more, all can be and are being done online. Seniors and the elderly are often targeted...read more

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Announcing the 2021 Citizens State Bank Scholarship Winner

June 17, 2021

Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Citizens State Bank Scholarship is Ms. Danielle M. Cameron of Rushville....read more

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Securely Using Mobile Apps

June 4, 2021 | Domenica Crognale, Quality Assurance Engineer and Certified Instructor with the SANS Institute

Mobile devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches, have become one of the primary technologies we use in both our personal...read more