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.”

 
 
 
To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

Travel, Without the Baggage

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

Forecast

Forecast

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

 

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

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

New Trends Redefine Travel

The latest trends in travel reflect a rich menu of exciting new possibilities.

Money Draining Food Myths

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

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

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

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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.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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.

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.

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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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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider 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.

Forecast

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

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

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

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

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

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.

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