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

robert parker

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 »

Mark Your Calendar for the Spring Parade of Homes

Homes in a neighborhood representing the spring parade of homes in tipp city ohio

Minster Bank and the Western Ohio Home Builders Association have teamed up for the Spring Parade of Homes, which will feature 13 homes around the Miami Valley. From noon to 4 p.m. May 4 and 5, you’ll have the chance to walk through the 13 beautiful homes on the tour during this free event, talk… Read more »

Don’t Leave Your Retirement Savings Behind

Mason jar labeled retirement filled with coins next to alarm clock

The process of leaving a job can be a stressful one. If you are on your way to a new job, you will certainly have a lot on your mind. Unfortunately, one major need that you may overlook is what to do with your retirement savings.   According to Spencer Williams of MarketWatch, approximately 33… Read more »

Fun Facts About Minster Bank’s Logo and History

Minster bank logo with descriptions of the meaning of the logo

You’ve probably seen the Minster Bank logo around town, on your bank statements or when you log in to your online banking portal. Did you know the logo – affectionately dubbed “Elmo” by the people here at the bank – has a special meaning in each of its elements? Take a look below and get… Read more »

What Should I Do First: Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement?

Senior man uses calculator to pay his bills

Should you put retirement savings first, or is it better to be debt-free? Or is a combined effort your best plan of action on your quest for financial health and security? The answer, of course, depends on your unique circumstances and financial goals. Pros of Paying Down Debt Some debt is better than others. A… Read more »

How to Plan Your Retirement Using Age Banding

Older Asian couple plans for retirement using age banding on laptop computer

As you plan for retirement, two of the most important questions you can ask are “How much money will I need to maintain my standard of living?” and “How long will I need to live on that amount?” Age banding is a concept that can help you answer these questions with greater accuracy, enabling you… Read more »