Blogs

  • 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!

  • Staycation Ideas Your Family is Sure to Love

    posted May 22, 2020 in Blogs

    Let's face it, this year has looked unlike any other we've experienced, and unfortunately much of that is rolling into the summer months. Events postponed, sports cancelled, gatherings of any kind are risky..what's left? We've come up with a list of things you can do on a budget that are sure to make lasting memories for you and your kiddos!

  • How to Prepare for Tough Times

    posted May 3, 2020 in Blogs

    Worrying about the possibility of losing your job? Or are you unfortunately already in that situation? How are you managing financially? It's smart to think about bills, essential expenses and check in on your emergency fund that could help see you through several months of job insecurity.

  • Small Changes. Big Impact.

    posted April 8, 2020 in Blogs

    In our current situation, many folks are finding things to keep themselves busy while also being productive. This is the perfect time to dust off your old project list and start tackling tasks, minor or major, while social distancing.