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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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.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

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.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

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Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

Money Draining Food Myths

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

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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.

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A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

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