Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Coupons

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Coupons, whether they’re old-school paper, store promotions, online or app-based, are designed to help make you a savvier consumer.  From saving dollars and cents to getting two for the price of one, coupons can safeguard your shopping budget and afford a little wiggle room to save toward your retirement goals.  Next time you hit the… Read more »

How to Spot a Scam: 4 Warning Signs of Financial Fraud

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In today’s fast-paced, online-centric world, scammers have more tools than ever to separate you from your hard-earned money.  Whether you’re trying to make smart investments or just protect yourself from being victimized, it’s important to know these major warning signs for financial fraud. 1. Unsolicited Contact If someone contacts you out of the blue with… Read more »

5 Tips for Saving on a Lower Income

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If you have a lower income, it can seem difficult to put aside money for future goals or unexpected expenses. However, by reducing certain expenses and changing your purchasing habits, you can save money over time. Here are five simple tips you can use to build up your savings. 1. Cook at Home Eating out… Read more »

Minster Bank Community Voices: David Oliver

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Minster Bank Community Voices is a new audio series that takes you behind the scenes of our organization. You’ll hear firsthand stories from the people who make Minster Bank great. This week’s guest is David Oliver, wealth management advisor at our Minster location.  Q: How did you get started at Minster Bank? A: When I… Read more »

Support Those Who Serve This Holiday Season

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Give back to our troops this holiday season by donating $1 to Operation Homefront every time you make a qualifying Minster Bank transaction.  Read on to learn more about how you can help support our troops and about Operation Homefront. How to Help Our Troops With Online Banking Online banking at Minster Bank is already… Read more »

Minster Bank Breaks Ground for New Vandalia Location

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Minster Bank is expanding its reach with the groundbreaking of a new branch location in Vandalia. The official event, which attracted attendees including local trustees and chamber members, took place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Minster Bank president and CEO Dale Luebke spoke at the event and presented two checks for $2,500 each… Read more »

Success Story: Minster Bank and Arrowhead Golf Club

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When it comes to running a golf club, events, leagues and even a public restaurant, Arrowhead Golf Club of Minster, Ohio, needs a bank they can trust. Read on to learn more about Arrowhead Golf Club and Minster Bank’s 50-plus year relationship, and to hear why Jane Kaylor, office manager at Arrowhead, described working with… Read more »

6 Alternatives to the Black Friday Frenzy

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It seems like everyone spends the day after Thanksgiving taking part 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 thankful for… 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 their advice for veterans returning to civilian life and the workforce. Harley Stewart, U.S. Navy A native of Marble Hill, a tiny… Read more »

What Veterans Should Know About VA Loans

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Through a collaboration between the federal government and private lenders, VA loans are financial tools developed to encourage homeownership among U.S. military service members.  Here’s a look at how these loans work, what they can be used to pay for and who is eligible for them. What are VA Loans? VA loans are available to… Read more »