Savings Tips for a Great Getaway

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If you have dreams of going on a great getaway in the coming year but are worried about the costs required to make these dreams come true, it’s a good idea to begin budgeting for your trip as soon as possible. Follow these tips to save money before and during your next vacation. Tip 1:… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Devices


Smart home devices offer convenience and connectivity. You can play a song, turn off the lights and even order groceries with just your voice. However, with an ever-growing selection of smart home devices on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. Here are four factors to consider before you commit to… Read more »

Financial Benefits and Drawbacks of Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is an increasingly popular choice for parents who want to customize their children’s education outside the traditional system. In a time of COVID-19, some parents also prefer the health and safety advantages of homeschooling their children. However, homeschooling also requires careful budgeting and planning. Consider the following financial pros and cons as you weigh… Read more »

Simple Tips to Save Even More Money

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Small changes you implement into your daily life can make a big impression on your financial health. If you’re looking for ways to save money every day without committing to a major financial overhaul, consider the following money-saving tips. Take a Closer Look at Your Spending Habits Before you start saving, it’s a good idea… Read more »

Help Your Child Stay Safe Online With These Social Media Tips for Parents

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Parenting comes with all sorts of challenges, and in today’s world, social media is an added concern. Social media offers an opportunity to connect and share with others, but it can also expose your child to bullying, negativity and potentially dangerous individuals. The following tips will help you and your child safely navigate the world… Read more »

Minster Bank Says Thank You This Veterans Day

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This Veterans Day, we’re saluting the people who have served our country in the armed forces. We’re proud to share two of our own associates’ stories of their time in the military and how their paths brought them to Minster Bank. Stephanie Hamby, U.S. Army Reserve Stephanie works in the loan operations department at the… Read more »

Minster Bank Adds New Wealth Management Advisor

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Nathan Cedarleaf has been hired as a wealth management advisor for Minster Bank. Cedarleaf will lead the bank’s efforts to grow the Private Wealth Management group’s presence in our southern markets for individuals and businesses, said Private Wealth Management Manager Steve Eiting, CPA. Cedarleaf is based out of Minster Bank’s Troy and Vandalia-Butler offices and… Read more »