Should I Invest in Stock or Mutual Funds?

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Whether you’re saving for a big investment or hoping to retire soon, the stock market is a good place to make your money work for you. Two of the most common forms of investment are mutual funds and individual stocks. Both of them can provide big returns, but you need to understand each option before… Read more »

Pros and Cons: Should You Open a Joint Account?

Young couple checking their bank account, considering the pros and cons of a joint bank account

You might be wondering if it’s a good time to set up a joint bank account. Maybe you’re getting ready to tie the knot or finally consolidate your money with your spouse. There are many benefits to having a joint bank account, but is it the best option for your situation? Pros of Opening a… Read more »

How Your Smartphone Can Help You Save

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Ever wonder why so many people love mobile banking? It’s probably because banking online is a great way to set, track and stick to a budget. And according to CreditCards.com, in 2016, 62 percent of Americans cited digital banking as their primary method of banking. There are many benefits to tracking your spending on an… Read more »

Success Story: Wells Brothers and Minster Bank, a Commercial Banking Partnership

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Since its inception in 1988, Wells Brothers of Anna, Ohio, has been a family owned business. Incorporated in 1989, Wells Brothers’ President is Curt Wells, his brother Jerry is Vice President and Curt’s wife Sandy is the Secretary and Treasurer. The company began with electrical and HVAC residential services, and now primarily focuses on the… Read more »

Financial Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

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No matter how old you are, the entrepreneurship bug can bite and give you the itch to start a business. If you’ve been working for some time, you probably have some experience in the industry you’re launching into and have spent time in the business world. However, if you’re younger, there’s more for you to… Read more »

Success Story: Welcome Home to The Hennings

First-time homebuyers Tristan and Kenisha Henning stand in front of their new home

When Tristan and Kenisha Henning and their three-year-old son began looking to buy their first home, it was Kathy Sampson at Minster Bank’s St. Marys location who first suggested they apply for the Welcome Home funds. “Kathy was the first person to bring it up to us and explain it to us,” Kenisha Henning said…. Read more »

Parker Elected to Board of Directors

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Robert Parker has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Minster Financial Corp. Mr. Parker was elected to a three-year term at the annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Parker, Chief Financial Officer, Waibel Energy Systems, will replace John Dunlap, who is retiring after 24 years of service on the Board… Read more »