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 »

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 »

Does the 4 Percent Rule Still Work?

Does the 4 percent rule still work as a retirement saving strategy?

If you’re well along the road to retirement, you’ve probably heard about the 4 percent rule in some capacity. This guideline for making withdrawals in retirement has been confirmed through extensive study and practice over the past 20 years. But with the financial demands on today’s retirees, is this strategy still valid? What is the… Read more »

You’ll Love These Banking Features for the Holidays

Person using mobile banking from Minster Bank to make holiday shopping easier

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend just over $1,000 this holiday season. Sound like a stretch for your wallet? It might be time to start preparing for next year with a holiday savings account. A Minster Bank holiday savings account is a tool that can help you plan and save… Read more »

Smart tips to get the most money from your home sale

Woman painting a room in preparation for selling her home

Your home is full of memories. Perhaps it was the first place you and your spouse lived together. Maybe your children took their first steps in the living room, or the kitchen was host to dozens of Thanksgiving feasts. And if you’re trying to sell your home, you’re trying to sell the idea that someone… Read more »