Life events

 
 
 
Planning for your financial life stages

Planning for three common financial life stages can give you peace of mind as your needs change over time.
The keys to buying a new vehicle

Stay on track with these tips and you'll be in the driver's seat in no time..
To buy or to rent - that is the question

Is it better to buy or rent a home?
6 Mortgage myths debunked

After debunking these myths, you may learn you're better prepared to buy a home than you thought.
Buying your first house

Learn about several financial considerations as you consider buying your own home.
 
Make home improvements that pay off

Home prices may be up in your neighborhood - more reason to invest in your home to get the best price if you’re planning to sell. But take care, if you're planning to sell soon!
 
6 questions to ask before refinancing

For many homeowners, refinancing can be a smart move. Before you decide to refinance your mortgage, ask yourself these questions.
Refinance your home with historically low rates

Learn how refinancing today could save you a significant amount of money or help you with other goals.
Marriage & money

If you are newly married or planning on getting married soon, it's a good idea to consider some of the financial aspects of marriage.
Having children

Having a child is a major event that will affect all areas of your life, including your finances.
How to teach your kids about money

Teaching young children about money management and allowing them increased financial responsibility as they mature can help them grow up fiscally healthy. Here are some ideas for children of different ages.
College education funding

Learn about available programs that can help you fund a college education.
Divorce & money

Learn about the affects divorce can have on your finances and steps you should consider after it's finalized.
Four components of a financially secure retirement

Examine the four sources of income you will have during retirement and identify steps to maximize your retirement savings.
Ready to retire? Don't make these rookie mistakes

Here are some of the most common retirement mishaps and how to avoid them.
Care for your heirs: 8 estate planning steps to take now

Estate planning can make it much easier on your loved ones in the event of your passing.