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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6 Steps to Rewire the Mind-Money Connection

6 Steps to Rewire the Mind-Money Connection

People develop their relationship with money from a young age. Yet it is never too late to change a bad financial habit.

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Financial Fixes: From Health Scare to Financial Care

Financial Fixes: From Health Scare to Financial Care

Have you or a loved one ever had a major health scare? One that rocked your world for a few days (and sleepless nights) until you learned it was not as serious as you feared and that life would return to normal with the right care.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

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.

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.

Mental Health for the Next Gen: 4 Tips to Support Teens

The teenage years are no easy feat no matter what. They are dealing with hormones, body changes, a demanding social scene, grades, and the impending pressure of leaving the nest. In our current world, teens are also facing....

5 Ways to Control Your Vacation Budget

You work hard. You deserve a vacation, whether you go with family or friends or go solo. But what happens when your budget starts spiraling out of control? Here are five strategies to keep your dream vacation from turning into a nightmare.

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.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

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To Buy or Not to Buy

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

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