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The 52 Week Money Challenge

July 1, 2018

A recent survey shows that nearly 50% of Americans can’t come up with $400 in an emergency without using a credit more

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What Factors Determine Your Credit Score?

June 1, 2018

We’re reminded daily that our credit score is important, but what factors determine your score? What steps raise, or lower, your score? While the exact formulas aren’t shared by the credit reporting agencies, the factors that are used to determine your score more

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Establishing Your Credit

May 1, 2018

Even though you may not fully understand what it is, you know your credit score is important. It’s used by lenders, employers, and others to assess how you manage your financial responsibilities. But if you’re just getting started, how do you establish credit? more

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Citizens State Bank Announces $5,000 Scholarship

February 15, 2018 | Leah Driver

NEW CASTLE, IN, February 15: 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 more