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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.”

 
 
 
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.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

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

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 advisor about changes in your situation.

 

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.

Countdown to College

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

The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

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

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Money Draining Food Myths

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

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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.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

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.

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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Surprises

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

Acres of Diamonds

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

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

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

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

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

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.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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

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