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.”

 
 
An Arm and a Leg

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.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Financial Aid for Students 101

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

 

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your child is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?

Pickleball in Retirement

Learn about the latest sport to sweep the nation with this informative article.

Countdown to College

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

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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.

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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

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

Acres of Diamonds

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

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.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

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.

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