Buying a car? Slow down and watch this short video full of tips to help you find your new ride on this edition of Ascentra Making Cents.  To see more videos of our monthly financial education segments like this one, head to our YouTube channel.    … Read More


Congratulations to all the Pleasant Valley first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge on Saturday, March 4! Over 280 of our little readers read 10 books in one month and as a reward, were given certificates of achievement, their very own plush Booker Bear, and were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Library for their reading efforts!… Read More


A low- or no-down payment, a longer-term loan, and a vehicle that rapidly depreciates in value in the first two years can cause you to be “upside down” in your car loan. The term means you owe more for the car than it is worth. It’s not unusual for a buyer to be upside down… Read More