Financial Literacy With Minster Bank: Students Gain Money Smarts

Students at Minster School participating in financial literacy program with MInster Bank

During the 2018-19 school year, Minster Bank will reach around 2,000 students from kindergarten to high school through their financial literacy programs. Through these programs, which are held in each of the counties where Minster Bank branches are located – Auglaize, Shelby and Miami – Minster Bank representatives teach students financial skills in a fun… Read more »

Save Money When You Ace the 30 Day Rule

Two women applying the 30 day rule savings challenge to their shopping habits

So, what exactly is the 30 Day Rule? If you’ve never heard of it before, no worries! It’s an easy way to save money. The rule is this: when you’re out shopping and see something you want, don’t buy it. Instead, come home and write down the name of the item on a sticky note…. Read more »

Success Story: Welcome Home to Marge Meiring

White house with blue shutters purchased with welcome home grant funds through minster bank

Between understanding closing costs and filling out paperwork, buying a home for the first time can be daunting. But for Marge Meiring, a Minster Bank customer who took advantage of the Welcome Home program, it was much smoother. “I’m 67 and I had never bought a house, so I was a little overwhelmed with it… Read more »

7 Financial Road Trip Tips That Won’t Break The Bank

Couple going on a financially healthy road trip using Minster Bank tips

Summer is here and that can only mean one thing — it’s vacation time! With a little pre-planning and self-discipline, it’s easy to stay financially healthy on a road trip. Here are seven tips for saving money and ensuring that your money stays safe during your travels. 1. Budget for Your Trip Ahead of Time… Read more »

How to Talk to Another Insurance Company After a Car Accident

Two men standing by wrecked cars looking at an insurance policy

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, the other driver’s car insurance company might try to ask for a statement. Before you say anything, learn about the risks of talking about the crash with the other insurance company, as well as find a wiser strategy to pursue in this scenario. What Not to Say… Read more »

4 Easy Ways To Make Family Budgeting Fun

Family doing family budgeting using easy tips from minster 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 and your family will find financial joy within the budgeting process with these tips. 1. Talk It Through Finances are a complicated… Read more »

Should I Save or Invest My Money?

Woman looks at laptop researching investment account opportunities

When you have enough money to cover your everyday expenses, you should consider saving money for the future. You can choose to put this money in a secure savings account with your financial institution or invest it in the market. There are risks and benefits of each that you should consider before making your final… Read more »