The snow didn’t stop our little readers from coming out to celebrate their reading efforts for the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge Saturday, Feb. 10th!  This is the 9th year for the Scottie Reads program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 193 North Scott first graders completed the… Read More


The average tax refund is more than $2,000.  While it may seem pretty awesome to get that big check in the mail, it’s actually an indication that you may be overwithholding. Overwitholding means you’re having your employer take out too many taxes from your paycheck, essentially giving the federal government an interest-free loan for the… Read More


It is agreed that the earlier you start saving for retirement, the better. The big question on the minds of many savers, however, is: “How am I doing?” This article will show you some rough milestones to try and reach. (Keep in mind that you may need to save more or less than these amounts… Read More


Unless you’re an accounting major, filing taxes may not be your idea of a good time. But if you don’t file, you may end up leaving a lot of money on the table. If you’re going to file taxes for the first time this year, here are a few tips to make this task easier… Read More


On November 21, 2017, the Bettendorf City Council voted to approve an incentive package to allow the credit union to develop a new four-story building on the Town Square Development site located across from the Waterfront Convention Center parking lot.   The creative use of the incentives tied to our project shows our commitment to… Read More


Will the current bull market run for another year? How about another two or three years? Some investors will confidently say “yes” to both questions. Optimism abounds on Wall Street: the major indices climb more than they retreat, and they have attained new peaks. On average, the S&P 500 has gained nearly 15 percent a… Read More


The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation donated a $50,000 grant to the River Bend Foodbank of which $5,000 was used to set up mobile food pantries in Muscatine and Clinton to further the Foodbank’s outreach in ending hunger in our region. On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 28, our Clinton Ascentra team, along with their families,… Read More


With the start of the New Year, now is the perfect time to make a resolution to save more money. These five tips will help you trim spending, beef up savings, and reduce stress.   1. Pay it off. Pay off your credit cards to save money. Let’s say you have a $2,000 balance at… Read More


Our Clinton staff took part in the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Breakfast with Santa event, providing a fun ornament craft for kids to color and take home to add to their trees, and each child also received their very own Ascentra Jumpin’ George froggy bank. Over 400 kids and their families enjoyed a hot… Read More