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

2018 Annual Meeting When: April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, Iowa At the next Annual Meeting there will be four positions open for volunteer board of directors. Each is a three-year term position. The voting will take place in person by paper ballot only at the… Read More

Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship – Due Feb. 9 The Iowa Credit Union Foundation will award $5,750 in scholarships to Iowa credit union members who are high school seniors or graduates. High School Scholarship- These scholarships are designated for high school seniors planning to enter college in 2018. First place – $1,500 Second place –… Read More

One in three Americans who receive a windfall—such as money from an inheritance or an investment paying off big—blow it within two years. A sudden windfall might seem like fun money, but it’s best to give serious thought to how you’ll use it.   Use this advice to put the money to good use and… Read More

It’s a buzz word you no longer can ignore: financial literacy. Why? Because it’s essential for financial survival in today’s economy. And that’s a fact of life.   Regardless of your age, ask yourself three questions:   1. Do I get a good grade when it comes to the financial facts of life? If yes,… Read More