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.”

 
 
Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

The Financial Literacy Crisis

The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

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.

 

To Catch a Thief

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

Millennial Money Myths: Buying a Car is Better Than Leasing

During difficult economic times, it is even more critical to be smart about where you spend your money. And it is essential to do your homework so...

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: Define Your Life Goals

It’s that time again. A clean slate. Time for a do-over. For those who seize the spirit of change, there’s a “new you” ahead. Perhaps a slimmer you.

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...

Financial Hacks for Millennials: Going Back to School

As we continue to readjust our lives to a global pandemic, you may be wondering if now is the time to use that time to go back to school to pursue a higher degree, or if you can build new skills in other ways.

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....

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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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

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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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