If you thought you couldn’t join Ascentra Credit Union, think again. Our credit union has a community charter, which means anyone living or working in this community can join our credit union. You might already know that there are many benefits to being a credit union member–such as low fees and loan rates, excellent member… Read More

Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This year, 292 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24th where each student was awarded with a certificate… Read More

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