Decorah (563) 382-9661 Cresco (563) 547-2244
Welcome to our online financial education library! As an area leader in financial education outreach, we have a strong commitment to financial literacy to help improve the financial lives of community members.
Financial Wellness for all ages: Whether you’re interested in learning about retirement planning, buying a home or car, or just money management in general, we have it all here for you! Try out Banzai, a real-world financial wellness program available online for all ages. Banzai is a “choose your own adventure” game that prepares you for life’s hardest financial decisions and helps you set smart financial goals. Try it out for free here!
1-2-3 Banking: We’re thrilled to offer 1-2-3 Banking, specifically for account holders through age 25. You, and/or your child/grandchild, will learn how to navigate a smart financial journey. 1-2-3 Banking is designed to complement our quality Bank products, offer cost savings, provide you with sound financial tips, and a peace of mind knowing that we are here to help you along the way. Whether you’re 13, 25, or 55, these articles can help you reach your financial goals. Click on any of the subjects below to begin your financial knowledge journey!
Cybersecurity for Business: Cover your Assests!
8 Tools if you have student loan debt
How to take the Gasp! out of paying for college
How to take advantage of a construction loan in 3 steps
Test your fraud knowledge by taking this short quiz by the American Bankers Association. Get Started.
Fraud Prevention One-Oh-1
Cyber Security: How important is it really?
Keep your funds safe – don’t fall victim to a scam
Traveling in Cyberspace
Financial checklist for your 20’s
Habits of the wealthy
Top Money Mistakes to Avoid like the plague in your 20’s
PFM: An Easy Way to Manage Your Money Like a Pro
Why You Should Set Financial Goals
How to Build an Emergency Fund with Little Effort
What Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know
What You Should Know About Checking Accounts
Why You Should Start Actively Saving Now
Spend, Save, and Share
6 Financial Terms to Impress Your Parents and Friends
Needs vs Wants
Credit Score Tidbits
10 Ways to Build Wealth
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Banking: Destination, Everywhere
Why Saving Money for Retirement Should Be Important to you Now
Things You Should Know Before Getting a Car Loan
Things to Know Before Buying a Vehicle
School Education Programs: Students at area schools increase their financial understanding using eLearning platforms. Decorah/Cresco Bank & Trust Co. partner with Banzai Financial Literacy and CEMARK (How To Do Your Banking and Saving with Mandy & Randy). It is our pleasure to sponsor these programs in our area schools to ensure students learn about the importance of managing money early on in life.
Tours and In-Class Visits: Our employees love to visit area classrooms and offer personalized bank tours to teach children age appropriate financial education. To schedule a tour or visit, contact our financial education director at events(at)decorahbank.com or events(at)crescobank.com.
Dave Ramsey Adult Financial Education: If you’re interested in taking a financial education course, we highly recommend Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University which teaches practical steps from where you are now to where you want to be. Visit www.daveramsey.com to learn more about this nationally recognized program.
We are not your typical bank. Contact us directly at either of our locations to see how we can make a difference for you.