A Solid Business Plan Is Important For Quality Growth

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If you’ve recently started or are about to start your own business, you might be wondering if it’s really necessary to have a business plan. While it might seem like a lot of work, making a business plan is one of the most important things you can do to affect the success, direction, and reputation… Read more »

Why Investing in Your 30s is Important

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If you’re in your 30s, now is the time to prioritize investment opportunities. Your 30s are a time of transition. While you are no longer in the beginning years of adulthood, retirement is still far away. Investing may seem like less of a priority than starting a family, purchasing a home or paying off student… Read more »

Save Time and Money: Avoid ATM Surcharges Today

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Looking for a tool that will help you avoid annoying ATM surcharge fees? Embrace the convenience of avoiding these fees by using the MoneyPass™ app. 5 Things to Know When Using MoneyPass™ 1.What is MoneyPass™? MoneyPass™ is one of the largest surcharge-free networks in the United States. With over 25,000 ATMs located throughout the country,… Read more »

Signs of Success: A Partnership to Stand the Test of Time

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For more than 20 years, IC Signs has been serving the signage needs of Wapakoneta. When the opportunity came for Jeremy Kuhn to purchase IC Signs (previously known as Schneider Sign), Minster Bank was ready to help. Minster Bank sat down with Kuhn and developed a business loan that was specially tailored to fit Kuhn’s… Read more »

Minster Bank Adds Wealth Management Advisor

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David Oliver has been hired as a Wealth Management Advisor for Minster Bank.  In making the announcement, Private Wealth Management Manager, Steve Eiting said that David will lead the bank’s efforts to grow the Private Wealth Management group’s presence for individuals and businesses.  David will be based out of the Minster office and will serve… Read more »

Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

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If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not usually the wisest financial move. Discover why retirement comes first, then your child’s college fund. 3 best… Read more »

5 Basics of Successful Budgeting

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If you’re feeling clueless about where your money goes each month, it’s hard to create a savings plan for the short- and long-term future. The following budgeting basics will help you get a more complete picture of your finances, take control of your spending and invest for the future. 5 Basic Budgeting Tips to Help… Read more »

Protect Your Identity One Confidential Document at a Time

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Did you know 15.4 million U.S. consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2016? Don’t become part of the statistic by protecting your identity and purging confidential documents from your home or business. Since 2008, Minster Bank has hosted bi-annual Community Shred events at various Minster Bank offices to help people and businesses… Read more »

Truck Stop Success Story: Fuel, Food and Efficiency

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In rural Auglaize County, just off Interstate 75, is a home away from home for America’s dedicated drivers. TravelCenters of America, owned by successful businessman Tom Panos, has been serving up home-cooked meals to drivers and families since 1991. Panos owns 11 additional truck stops throughout the U.S. and says efficiency is a key to… Read more »

7 Hidden Costs of Buying a Car

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Buying a car, whether new or used, is an exciting yet expensive time. In addition to the sticker price, you have to budget for hidden costs associated with securing your new ride. From dealership fees and taxes to insurance premiums, the hidden costs of buying a car can break your budget if you don’t plan… Read more »