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Community Resources for Dealing with COVID-19

April 7, 2020 | Leah Driver

Our goal is to maintain this page as a resource for our communities. We will do our best to maintain accurate and current information - if you have information to share,...read more

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PPP vs EIDL - Which is best for you?

April 6, 2020

The SBA is offering small business owners funding through the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Which is best for you?...read more

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How to Minimize Your Contact while Banking

April 6, 2020

It's becoming clear that social distancing is going to be the new "normal" for a while. If you've resisted trying other ways to conduct your banking...read more

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Stimulus Checks – what should you know?

April 2, 2020

A large part of The CARES Act, passed last week to address the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, is the stimulus money that will be sent to many...read more

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IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

April 2, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft....read more

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Coronavirus Statement

March 13, 2020 | Daniel Maddox, CEO

You’ll often hear us say our mission is to help our clients, co-workers, and communities succeed. We’re privileged...read more

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What does it mean to cosign a loan?

March 5, 2020

"Cosigning a loan" is a phrase we often hear, but might not fully understand. Simply put, if you cosign a loan, you're agreeing to make payments - or even pay the debt in full - if the person you're signing with defaults....read more

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Small Business Banking Basics

February 29, 2020

Is it really important to keep your personal and business accounts separate - especially if you're just starting a business?...read more

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Set Up Automatic Savings

February 24, 2020

Everyone knows the importance of saving money - so why not set up an automatic savings plan? You can ask your employer to direct deposit...read more

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Moving Your Checking Account

February 24, 2020 | Leah Driver

Perhaps you’ve wanted to switch banks for a while, but the idea of moving your checking account is as appealing as a voluntary tax audit. We promise you – it isn’t that difficult, and only involves a few simple steps....read more

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Cyber Threat Actors Expected to Leverage Coronavirus Outbreak

February 21, 2020 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Cyber threat actors (CTA) leverage interest during public health threats and other high-profile events in order to conduct financial fraud and disseminate malware. We expect...read more

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Social Media Privacy

February 17, 2020 | SANS OUCH! Newsletter, February 2020

Most people would never consider walking into a crowded room and loudly broadcasting to total strangers all the details of their private life...read more

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Why isn't my budget working?

February 9, 2020

It's frustrating - you've finally put your budget together, but IT ISN'T WORKING! Here are a few reasons why budgets fail. See if any of these apply to you, and if so, recognizing the cause will make the problem easier to fix....read more

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Citizens State Bank Announces $5,000 Scholarship for 2020

January 28, 2020 | Leah Driver

NEW CASTLE, IN, January 28, 2020: Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce a $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to provide financial assistance to qualified persons accepted at an accredited institution, college, university or school in the State of Indiana....read more

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Keeping (and Organizing!) Your Financial Records

January 22, 2020

An important part of "Financial Wellness" is keeping track of your financial records - tax returns,...read more