Category: Personal Finance

How to Give Back During the Holiday Season

Box of donations

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. Though it may not seem like it, a simple donation or act of kindness can make a world of difference for those who are in need. This… Read more »

6 Alternatives to the Black Friday Frenzy

Family making a gingerbread house together.

It seems like everyone spends the day after (or the evening of) Thanksgiving in a shopping frenzy. But if you’re tired of getting up early to fight the crowds and want to make the holiday weekend a little more meaningful, try some of the following activities this year. Volunteer The Thanksgiving holiday is about being… Read more »

Top 5 Convenience Factors of Online and Mobile Banking

Woman using her phone for mobile banking

This blog was originally published in 2021 and was updated in 2022. The next generation of banking is rooted in convenience and flexibility, and for good reason. We’re on the go more than ever before, and being able to attend to our finances wherever we are, whenever we want has never been more important. At… Read more »

Zelle®: The ‘Easy’ Way to Send Money

Marsha Dudgeon, Minster Bank customer, and her family.

This blog was originally published in 2021 and was updated in 2022. 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… Read more »

What to Do In the Event of a Recession: Financial Experts at Minster Bank Weigh In

Man in his mid-forties wearing a blue dress shirt sits at a wooden desk looking at stock market graphs on a laptop and desktop screen to determine the possibility of an economic recession.

It’s no secret that we’re experiencing uncertain economic times. While unemployment remains low, inflation is at a record high and increasing. In response, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to help slow the rate of inflation. So, everyone is asking the same question: Are we in a recession? And if so, what should we… Read more »