3 Big Ways You Can Save More Money This Year

Two children put coins in a piggy bank to learn about saving more money

We’ve all been there – the feeling of invincibility when your direct deposit hits your bank account, and the sinking feeling a few days later when you realize you’ve spent most of it. According to a study from Career Builder, nearly 78 percent of full-time workers live paycheck to paycheck each month. Are you one… Read more »

When Should You Set Up Your Child’s Savings Account?

Mom and daughter save money together

It’s never too early to start saving money, which is why a growing number of parents are opening savings accounts for their children early on. Doing so can help establish a brighter financial future for your child. Dave Sieminski of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau notes a study that found children from low-income families were… Read more »

Is Your Financial Information Secure Online?

Man protects his online identity while using phone and laptop

Online banking and investing are modern-day services that provide convenience for those on the go. You can easily pay bills and move money around using your home computer, smartphone or another compatible device. This convenience can turn into a major hassle, however, if you don’t properly safeguard your online profiles. Why You Need to Create… Read more »

Success Story: Why the Trzaska Family Loves Minster Bank

Minster bank customers and siblings Joe and Jenny Trzaska at the University of Notre Dame

Some people stick with one bank for a long time. But have you had your savings account there since second grade? Siblings Joe and Jenny Trzaska of Minster have. “The week after our first communion, to help handle the slight influx of cash, our mom would bring each of us to the bank to open… Read more »

How to Give Back During the Holiday Season

Volunteers sorting clothing for the holidays

The holiday season is a time of giving. Yet, it can often be difficult to determine just how to give back to others during this time of year – especially if you can’t physically be near others. Though it may not seem like it, a simple donation or act of kindness can make a world… Read more »

What is a Fiduciary?

Obtaining a fiduciary to make essential arrangements for your assets

When you are making arrangements to ensure financial security for yourself and for your family, you might happen across the idea of naming a fiduciary. A fiduciary can ensure that your money and assets are handled appropriately if you get sick, become injured or die. Knowing what a fiduciary does, the standards by which they… Read more »

What Is a Money Market Account? Money market accounts can provide a safe, productive way to store your money

What is a money market account

A money market account, or MMA, is an account that typically comes with a higher interest rate than other savings accounts. If investing in stocks and bonds is not something that appeals to you, but you would still like to make your money grow safely, opening a money market account could be the right move…. Read more »