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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Pickleball in Retirement

Pickleball in Retirement

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

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

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.

Hindsight 2020: The New Gig Thing

Hindsight 2020: The New Gig Thing

The gig economy has been on the rise for years, for better or for worse. Of the 10 million jobs created in the US between 2005 and 2015, a staggering 94 percent were in the category of “alternative work,” meaning gig work or other temporary employment.

Grief and Finances: Communication to Financial Preparedness

The unpredictability of life can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed with grief. For some, that may be a monetary change brought about by the loss of a job or significant financial setback. While others may...

7 Ways to Show Your Appreciation for Mom this May

For the unsung heroes who raised us, protected us, encouraged us and cleaned up after us, now is the chance to express our gratitude.

Countdown to College

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

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

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.

5 Reasons Why Financial Spring Cleaning Should Always Be In

Financial spring cleaning is an important part of being fiscally fit, but don’t limit yourself to clearing the financial clutter during a specific season: Financial spring cleaning should always be in season, keeping you focused on your short-term and long-term money goals.

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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.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

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.

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