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Set Yourself Up for Financial Success in 2024

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What are your goals for 2024? Do you have a big trip planned? Is one of your kids starting college this year? Are you nearing the age of retirement? There are so many big life moments that need financial backing. Start planning next year’s finances now in order to start off on the right foot. […]

The Gift of Holiday Budgeting

Holiday Budgeting

When it comes to the holidays, it can be easy to ignore the planning and budgeting aspect of the giving season. By creating and maintaining a holiday spending budget, shortening your store-bought gift list and using smart shopping tips and tricks, you can make it through the season in the green. Create a holiday budget […]

Spooky Scams and the Ghouls that Run Them

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October is the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As cyberattacks become more common, the first step in keeping yourself safe is remaining vigilant and staying up-to-date on current cybersecurity trends. Being informed on how scammers have been accessing information and infiltrating networks gives you the edge in identifying them. Here are a few scams […]

The Basics of Elderly Financial Exploitation

Elderly Financial Exploitation

What is Elderly Financial Exploitation? According to the American Bankers Association, people over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth. Unfortunately, in recent years, scammers have targeted the older population—specifically those aged 60 and above—through various types of fraudulent tactics, also known as elderly financial exploitation. These criminals use tactics such […]

What Do I Need to Shred Anyways

What do i need to shred anyways? Free Shred Day will take place May 20, 2023 from 8 AM – 11 AM at our headquarters – 1601 22nd St. West Des Moines, IA 50266 Better to be safe than sorry is the way to go when it comes to shredding important papers. Wondering what papers are important to bring […]

4 Tips On How To Save

The day will come when you will need to use your savings in order to deal with an emergency. West Bank wants to share some smart ways to increase your savings! According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 24% of consumers have no savings set aside for emergencies. Being prepared is one of the most […]

3 Basic Rules of Setting Financial Goals

It is easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit and let your spending habits get a little crazy towards the end of the year. Heading into a new year is the perfect time to set goals. But New Year’s resolutions do not have to be focused on only health and fitness. This is […]

Holiday Finance Checklist

The stress of holiday travel can be overwhelming. West Bank can help ease some of your stress by providing a simple and easy to use app. Before travelling with your debit card, it is important to report your travel plans with West Bank. Because of West Bank’s advanced debit card protection, transactions made out of […]

Holiday Financial Giving

The leaves are falling and you can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing. As exciting as the holiday season may be, there are many people out there that this season is far from merry and bright. It has been a tough year for many with increased prices on almost everything you buy. This is just […]

Password Protection: Do’s and Don’ts

In the past few years, the world has become extremely technology focused. In other words, if you are not careful with all of your devices, you may get hacked. By using a strong password, you can protect yourself and your information. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and West Bank wants to share some tips […]

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