4 Questions That Can Help Reduce Employee Turnover

Young woman speaks to her boss about communication in workplace

Did you know the cost to replace an employee can be thousands of dollars? If you don’t want to spend that kind of money – and who does? – it’s key to keep the employees you already have.  While some turnover is expected, taking action now will go a long way toward keeping your company… Read more »

From 1914 to Now: The Story of Minster Bank [Video]

Historic Minster Bank building in Minster Ohio

This is the first part of a two-part series on Minster Bank’s past and present.  As a whole, Ohio is among the states with higher numbers of community banks – 178 total as of 2018. And for more than 100 years, Minster Bank has been one of those institutions. Learn more about Minster Bank’s history… Read more »

Minster Bank Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

13 students who received the Minster Bank 2019 Scholarship

At Minster Bank, we believe creating a bright future begins with fostering talent and professional development in our young people. That’s why each year, we award scholarships to area students graduating from high school. We’re pleased to announce the 13 winners of this year’s award. Read on to learn more about each recipient.  Gray Harshbarger,… Read more »

How To Start a Side Business on a Budget

woman ships out product from side business

Whether it’s because you’re ready to be your own boss, want to share your ideas with the world or just want to make a little extra cash, starting a side business is becoming more and more popular. Since the goal of any small business is to make money, it’s important to craft a plan before… Read more »

7 Insider Tips to Help You Save Money on College Textbooks

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With a full load of college courses, textbook costs can pile up fast. If you’re looking to spend less and still have access to the textbooks you need, consider these tips for saving money. Shop Off-Campus On-campus college bookstores charge you a premium in exchange for one-stop shopping.  You can find better deals when you… Read more »

Your Four-Step Plan to Throwing the Perfect Summer Party

Friends enjoying outdoor entertaining during a summer party

Summer has a way of bringing family and friends together, and what better way to enjoy the season than an outdoor bash? Stress less as you prepare for your summer party with our four-step plan. You’ll be ready to turn your humble abode into the perfect place for entertaining. 1. Ready the Yard The surest… Read more »

How To Travel During Retirement

Retired couple posing in front of a cruise ship while traveling

When you retire, you have more time on your hands to see the world. However, with a fixed budget, planning your expenses out ahead of time is of utmost importance. Traveling during retirement is something that you can achieve with responsible budgeting and a sound strategy. Know Your Fixed Budget and Current Expenditures A good… Read more »

7 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste

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According to National Geographic contributors Samantha Cohen and Eric Estroff, Americans throw out an average of $165 billion of food every year. Not only is excess food waste a problem for people’s wallets, it also has a detrimental effect on the environment. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can reduce the amount of food… Read more »

Staying Focused as a Small-Business Owner

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Everyone gets distracted from time to time. For those running small businesses, distractions are not only more frequent but also more detrimental to success. Staying focused is a key tool every small-business owner should have in their toolbox. Starting is Easy – but Finishing is Hard Most successful business owners agree that starting something is… Read more »

How to Plan for Retirement in Your 30s

Couple in their 30s looks at phone and plans for retirement

Whether you’re playing catch-up or fine-tuning established investments, your thirties are crucial years for strengthening your financial future. Consider these tips to help make your road to retirement a bit smoother. Know Your Investment Options Whether you’ve already been saving for retirement or you want to get started, it’s important to be aware of your… Read more »