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Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

September 25, 2018

A recent survey by the American Journal of Public Health revealed that nearly one in 18 older adults falls prey to financial fraud or abuse, to the tune of $36.5 billion per year. And while declining cognition is associated with a 33% increase in scam susceptibility, even healthy older adults can fall victim,...read more

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How Do I Determine My Net Worth?

September 20, 2018

Your net worth is a figure that can be useful in putting together your budget and determining how close you are to reaching your financial goals. It’s a snapshot of your overall financial picture – your assets (things you own) minus your liabilities (debts you owe.) While it can sound intimidating, you can determine your net worth in three steps:...read more

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Brian Bess Retirement Open House

August 10, 2018 | Leah Driver

NEW CASTLE, IN, August 10, 2018: Citizens State Bank invites you to celebrate the retirement of Brian Bess, Relationship Manager at our Rushville location. Brian has served the Rushville and Knightstown communities for the past 25 years, and will be missed by clients and co-workers alike....read more

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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 card....read 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 include:...read 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?...read 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 Indiana....read more