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.”

 
 
 
Choosing a Mortgage

Choosing a Mortgage

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

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

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.

 

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.

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

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.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

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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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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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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Acres of Diamonds

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

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

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