Lifestyle

Creating a life map involves a close review of personal finances and an assessment of other building blocks. Lifestyle matters look at how to balance work and leisure, how to make smart choices for the future, and many other items in an effort to help an individual “enjoy the journey.”

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

How to Support Local Businesses During a Pandemic

How to Support Local Businesses During a Pandemic

Learn how to support your local businesses and your community during this trying time with this beautiful infographic.

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.

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