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    As we approach Thanksgiving it’s always a good practice to reflect on what we are thankful for.  At American State Bank we are very thankful for our customers and the communities we are privileged to be a part of.  While we certainly are appreciative of deposits and loans, it’s often overlooked how thankful we are for the relationships we have and the opportunities we have to be of service to others.  Serving others allows us to build teamwork and use our gifts and talents to the best of our abilities while using them for the improvement of others.  What a fulfilling role we get to play and we are thankful to our customers and…

  • Budgeting

    Budgeting for the Holidays

    The first snow has fallen, the colder temperatures are here, and the holiday season and end of the year are just around the corner.  During this time of year, it is a blessing to be surrounded by friends and family. However, many people experience increased stress during the holiday season. Aside from our regular financial concerns, there are new ones this time of year. How much are we able to spend on Thanksgiving dinner?  How will we afford gifts?  How will we pay for the health insurance premium increase?  As we all know, if you don’t control your finances, they will control you. At American State Bank, we care about…