Blogs

  • Is the Money in My Account Safe?

    posted December 30, 2020 in Blogs

    Keeping money safe is important to everyone. With many upcoming changes in our society, some may be leery about the safety of their finances, however, thanks to the FDIC and NCUA, financial institutions are one of the safest places to store your hard earned money. The best part? All you have to do is open an account to keep your funds safe.

  • How to Achieve Financial Fitness

    posted November 10, 2020 in Blogs

    Many things have been out of our control this year, but one thing we have control over is our level of financial fitness. Even though your bank account can't run on the treadmill, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take it to the ‘gym'. Just like physical fitness, you can bulk up your muscles a little more each day through your financial choices!

  • What the HE-LOC?

    posted October 9, 2020 in Blogs

    With what seems to be never ending economic devastations this year, many are in need of large sums of money in order to get by and transition into what is hopefully a fresh start in 2021. While most will immediately think of applying for a traditional loan, there are other options that are able to give you the cash flow you need, and still allow you to keep your freedom.

  • Financial Education Resources

    posted August 26, 2020 in Blogs

    If you're similar to the majority of the general population, you probably didn't learn how to do your taxes, build good credit or obtain a loan while in school — at least not as intentionally as you were told to study algebra. Here at Greater Iowa, we have always made it a priority to weave financial literacy into our daily services and programs.

  • Cost of College Life

    posted July 13, 2020 in Blogs

    One of the many mysteries of college, especially your freshman year, is the rude awakening of what it's actually going to cost you to be there. Sure, you know about tuition and room and board. But how much will you need to make it through the first semester, let alone the first year? That's the big unknown.

  • Is it Time to Refinance Your Auto Loan?

    posted June 19, 2020 in Blogs

    Refinancing can seem like a foreign language to you until you do a little research to learn what it means, when to do it and how you can benefit from it. Have no fear, we've done the leg work for you!