Category: Personal Finance

4 Easy Ways To Make Family Budgeting Fun

Father and daughter save money together with piggy bank

Setting spending limits and crunching numbers isn’t a traditional recipe for family fun. But it is possible to make the process of creating, maintaining and benefiting from family budgets an enjoyable one. You can also involve kids to start teaching them about the value of money and how saving works – important lessons that can… Read more »

How to Give Back During the Holiday Season

Volunteers sorting clothing for the holidays

The holiday season is a time of giving. Yet, it can often be difficult to determine just how to give back to others during this time of year – especially if you can’t physically be near others. Though it may not seem like it, a simple donation or act of kindness can make a world… Read more »

How to Actually Stick to Your Holiday Budget This Year

Woman wrapping christmas gifts

The holiday season is here, and with it, the return of holiday shopping. If you have an extensive list of people to buy for, it may very well mean a sizable debt that takes months to pay down. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. By following some simple strategies, you can make sure… Read more »

How to Estimate Your Mortgage Payment Using an Automatic Calculator

Young woman calculates her mortgage payment on a new home using Minster Bank’s automatic mortgage calculator

If you’re thinking of buying a home in the near future, you may be planning your next steps. Perhaps you’ve browsed real estate listings online, but you’re not exactly sure what would work for you financially. Before you start looking at potential homes, you need to know what your budget is ― in other words,… Read more »

Zelle®: The ‘Easy’ Way to Send Money

Marsha Dudgeon, Minster Bank customer, and her family.

Marsha Dudgeon lives in Wapakoneta, Ohio, but her children live in other areas. Zelle® is just one of the ways she keeps connected with her family. Keep reading to see how much Marsha loves using Zelle to easily send money to friends and family. An Easy Way to Send Money After she started using Zelle,… Read more »

5 Steps You Should Take to Keep Your Account Safe

Millennial woman in blue shirt checks her Minster Bank account using her laptop at home

Did you know that cybercrime could cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025? As more and more data floods the internet, servers and our digital devices, the risk that individuals, businesses and government organizations will have their data compromised grows exponentially each year. That said, you can take steps to minimize your risk of… Read more »

College Student Values Convenience and Mobile Accessibility at Minster Bank

First-year college student and Minster Bank customer and scholarship winner Lisa Adams of Sidney, OH

Between school and work, college student Lisa Adams enjoys a busy, active lifestyle. Minster Bank has been there for her in more ways than one, but what she appreciates most is the convenience of Minster Bank’s online and mobile banking options. A 2021 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, Lisa is also one of the… Read more »