Provided by CUNA Financial Advisor, Brooke Bowie, AFI®   Every day, people die intestate. In legalese, that means without a will. This opens the door for the courts to decide what happens with their estates.   When no valid will exists, state intestacy laws dictate how assets are distributed. These laws divide an estate evenly… Read More

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation donated $3,000 to The Center in Davenport, Iowa. This grant will assist adult refugees and immigrants who want to become citizens, and help young people who wish to obtain their high school diploma through Scott Community College.   Ascentra Applications and Systems Administrator, Shari Cole, is very passionate and actively… Read More

More Miles Driven: Americans drove 3.22 trillion miles in 2016, a record high.   More Crashes: Deadly crashes spiked 7.2 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives and injured 391,000 people.   More Distractions: 19 percent of the time, drivers are distracted by a phone. About 660,000 drivers use an… Read More

Our management team rallied together for day of caring by packing meals for Kids Against Hunger, an organization that works to eradicate world hunger.   These meals are highly nutritious vitamin-fortified soy-rice casseroles, and are distributed to starving children and their families in 70 countries. Ascentra Chief Financial Officer, Linda Andry, coordinated the team building… Read More

We would like to thank Elaine Reid for her 18 years and Dirk Mooy for his 8 years of service to our board of directors. On August 19th both Elaine and Dirk officially resigned from the board of directors.   Ken Schrock, Jay England and Greg Aguilar were subsequently appointed as interim board members.  … Read More

Team Ascentra enjoyed a nice weekend for the annual Tug Fest in LeClaire, Iowa. This three-day tradition of festivities includes a Grand Parade and the theme this year was, “This is our House”. Our team put their creativity skills to work, and built a mini house out of wood and shingles, decking it out in… Read More

Congratulations to all the Moline-Coal Valley School District first graders who completed the Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge this year!  This is the 9th year for the reading program, challenging all of the Moline-Coal Valley first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 420 first graders met the challenge and were invited… Read More

Organizing your financial records is one of the best gifts you can give your family. By setting up a workable system and telling family members about it will ensure they know how to pick up the pieces should there be a crisis or death.   Getting organized doesn’t mean finding a place for everything. It… Read More