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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Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

Forecast

Forecast

This short video helps explain why markets can be as unpredictable as the weather.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

Financial Aid for Students 101

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

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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.

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.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

Here are 3 quick tips to keep in mind when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Acres of Diamonds

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

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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

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.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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