Students at Minster School participating in financial literacy program with MInster Bank

Financial Literacy With Minster Bank: Students Gain Money Smarts

During the 2018-19 school year, Minster Bank will reach around 2,000 students from kindergarten to high school through their financial literacy programs. Through these programs, which are held in each of the counties where Minster Bank branches are located – Auglaize, Shelby and Miami – Minster Bank representatives teach students financial skills in a fun… Read more »

Two women applying the 30 day rule savings challenge to their shopping habits

Save Money When You Ace the 30 Day Rule

So, what exactly is the 30 Day Rule? If you’ve never heard of it before, no worries! It’s an easy way to save money. The rule is this: when you’re out shopping and see something you want, don’t buy it. Instead, come home and write down the name of the item on a sticky note…. Read more »

White house with blue shutters purchased with welcome home grant funds through minster bank

Success Story: Welcome Home to Marge Meiring

Between understanding closing costs and filling out paperwork, buying a home for the first time can be daunting. But for Marge Meiring, a Minster Bank customer who took advantage of the Welcome Home program, it was much smoother. “I’m 67 and I had never bought a house, so I was a little overwhelmed with it… Read more »

Family doing family budgeting using easy tips from minster bank

4 Easy Ways To Make Family Budgeting Fun

Setting spending limits and crunching numbers isn’t a traditional recipe for family fun. But it is possible to make the process of creating, maintaining and benefiting from family budgets an enjoyable one. You and your family will find financial joy within the budgeting process with these tips. 1. Talk It Through Finances are a complicated… Read more »

Woman looks at laptop researching investment account opportunities

Should I Save or Invest My Money?

When you have enough money to cover your everyday expenses, you should consider saving money for the future. You can choose to put this money in a secure savings account with your financial institution or invest it in the market. There are risks and benefits of each that you should consider before making your final… Read more »

Woman trying on wedding dress and planning a wedding on a budget

Budget-Friendly Wedding Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

Weddings are a celebration of love, joy and commitment, but between booking a venue, ordering the catering and sending out invitations, your expenses can pile up and put a damper on the fun. In 2018, the average wedding cost more than $44,000 — that’s more than the average student loan for a four-year degree. But… Read more »