Success Story: Banking With Minster Bank is a Family Affair

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For Cameron Aller, using Minster Bank for his business needs was a no-brainer. “We’ve been working with Minster Bank for many years,” Aller says. “My dad had a business, and he started doing business financing through them when I was a kid. When we got older, we all started doing our finances with them.” Aller… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Owning a Rental Property

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Owning and renting real estate is an investment option with many attractive advantages, especially among the retired. What’s more, thanks to the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the economics of buying rental property are more favorable than they have been for a generation. That being said, there are also disadvantages to… Read more »

Jobs to Keep You Active During Retirement

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Retirement strips away the stresses of the workday and replaces them with rest, relaxation, independence and adventure. While you might think that having unlimited time to do whatever you please is endlessly appealing, many retirees find they miss the sense of order that working brought to their lives. If you feel you might need more… Read more »

What Are Closing Costs & How Do They Work?

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Are you planning on buying a new home? Or refinancing your current home? Did you know you can save on closing costs? Are you wondering what is included in closing costs and why they exist? You’re not alone, many homeowners ask the same question! While they may seem like just another fee, closing costs can… Read more »

Follow These Tips to Make Sure You Can Safely Retire

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Ever since you started life on your own, you have focused on keeping food on the table and a roof over your head and the heads of those who depend on you. If you’re lucky enough to have a traditional 40-hour work week, you will spend about 2,087 hours a year at work, minus what… Read more »

Should You Maintain Separate Accounts When You Get Married?

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How you and your spouse can best manage your money Joining your now-spouse in matrimony strengthens your relationship and confirms a lifetime commitment. It also comes with a fair amount of effort, not just in terms of making sure that your partnership will stand the test of time, but in terms of adapting your lifestyle… Read more »