posted on 8/24/2015
The excitement of football is on everyone's mind, teams are beginning to complete their game plans for the coming season, and you've started strategizing your perfect fantasy football team. But have you completed your financial strategy? Here are a few tips for putting together a game plan that is sure to tackle debt and leave you doing your victory dance.
posted on 4/23/2015
For many of us, saving is hard. Fortunately, a growing number of mobile apps are emerging as options to help us to start saving smarter.
posted on 1/21/2015
What would you do with an extra $100 a month, or $1,200 a year?
posted on 1/8/2015
Do you get to the end of a pay period and wonder where all your money went? Senseless spending keeps you in a perpetual paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.
posted on 10/22/2014
Magicians like Harry Houdini have been astounding audiences for years with their seemingly impossible feats of magic, misdirection and secrecy. Whether or not you believe that sawing someone in half and putting them back together is actually possible, we do know for a fact that nothing about your finances, especially saving money, is able to be cured by waving a wand or yelling "Abracadabra!"
posted on 10/17/2014
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." -Antoine Saint-Exupery
posted on 6/19/2014
If you find the right items, used is just as good as new for a fraction of the cost. Garage sale season is upon us and this is a great time to look for things you need to buy while keeping in your budget.
Lincoln Savings Bank knows the importance of getting your children active and involved in local clubs and sports. We also know that sometimes it can get out of hand because they are at the age where they want to try everything.
posted on 5/8/2014
May is a special time of year for thousands of high school and college seniors across the nation and right here in Iowa. Whether they are preparing to head off to college or are looking to join the workforce, graduating high school and college are two major milestones. With each of these achievements comes celebration, but also a lot of responsibility.
posted on 4/30/2014
In our last blog post, we got in the spirit of going green, offering up tips for going green on a budget. Today, we're looking at a more specific part of the going green and saving money relationship: water use.
posted on 4/16/2014
In our last post we talked about the important things in life you should be saving for - retirement, medical emergencies, unemployment, etc. After reading that you may have thought, "How the heck do I save for all those things at once?" The answer (for most people) is you can't. But all is not lost.
posted on 4/14/2014
While we've offered up many tips in the past for how to save up money, it is just as important to talk about what you should be saving for. Learn 8 things you should be saving for now!
posted on 1/16/2014
We're continuing on with our plan to help you reach your financial goals and stick to your financial resolutions. When we were identifying our weaknesses in our "Looking Back" post at the beginning of the month, the number one weakness we came across was not saving enough money.
Saving money is something that requires a plan and a goal. Here's what you need to do to create a successful savings plan.
posted on 1/10/2014
Do you have any regrets about how you handled your finances last year? This is a judgment-free zone, so you can go ahead and admit it: you made some mistakes with your finances last year. It happens to the best of us. However, it's a new year and Lincoln Savings Bank wants to help you move forward. To do that, we need to identify our financial weaknesses from last year.
posted on 12/30/2013
Even though Christmas has past, Lincoln Savings Bank still wants to offer up a "gift" of some of our favorite money tips. These come from past blog posts as well as other sources, and serve as gifts that keep on giving.
There's nothing worse than checking your savings account balance and seeing you don't have as much in your account as you thought. "I need to do better at saving money," you tell yourself, but you know you'll experience the same situation again.
posted on 12/19/2013
There are those among us that just aren't good at managing money. You know who you are. If the thought of creating a budget or simply thinking about where your money is going makes you feel queasy, than it's time to shape up for the new year.
posted on 12/18/2013
If you've been out shopping this month, there's no doubt you've been scouring the prices of everything on your shopping list. We attach prices to things that have a certain value to them. However, think about what you got as gifts last year: do they still work? Have you outgrown them? Did they keep their value?
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