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Why Investing in Your 30s is Important

If you’re in your 30s, now is the time to prioritize investment opportunities. Your 30s are a time of transition. While you are no longer in the beginning years of adulthood, retirement is still far away. Investing may seem like less of a priority than starting a family, purchasing a home or paying off student… Read more »

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Save Time and Money: Avoid ATM Surcharges Today

Looking for a tool that will help you avoid annoying ATM surcharge fees? Embrace the convenience of avoiding these fees by using the MoneyPass™ app. 5 Things to Know When Using MoneyPass™ 1.What is MoneyPass™? MoneyPass™ is one of the largest surcharge-free networks in the United States. With over 25,000 ATMs located throughout the country,… Read more »

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Minster Bank Adds Wealth Management Advisor

David Oliver has been hired as a Wealth Management Advisor for Minster Bank.  In making the announcement, Private Wealth Management Manager, Steve Eiting said that David will lead the bank’s efforts to grow the Private Wealth Management group’s presence for individuals and businesses.  David will be based out of the Minster office and will serve… Read more »

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The 5 Basics of Successful Budgeting

If you’re feeling clueless about where your money goes each month, you cannot create a financially stable present let alone plan for a healthily funded future. The following budgeting basics will help you garner a more complete picture of your finances, take control of your spending and invest for the future. 5 Basic Budgeting Tips… Read more »

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Protect Your Identity One Confidential Document at a Time

Did you know 15.4 million U.S. consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2016? Don’t become part of the statistic by protecting your identity and purging confidential documents from your home or business. Since 2008, Minster Bank has hosted bi-annual Community Shred events at various Minster Bank offices to help people and businesses… Read more »

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Truck Stop Success Story: Fuel, Food and Efficiency

In rural Auglaize County, just off Interstate 75, is a home away from home for America’s dedicated drivers. The TravelCenters of America, owned by successful businessman Tom Panos, has been serving up home-cooked meals to drivers and families since 1991. Panos owns 11 additional truck stops throughout the U.S. and says efficiency is a key… Read more »

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7 Hidden Costs of Buying a Car

Buying a car, whether new or used, is an exciting yet expensive time. In addition to the sticker price, you have to budget for hidden costs associated with securing your new ride. From dealership fees and taxes to insurance premiums, the hidden costs of buying a car can break your budget if you don’t plan… Read more »

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8 Easy Tips For Purchasing Your First Home

Walking through the door of a home that could one day be yours is an irreplaceable feeling. As you stand in the middle of the wood-paneled, orange-carpeted living room soaking it all in you can begin to see your vision for this cozy-cottage unfolding right before your eyes. Purchasing your first home is a thrill,… Read more »