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Pella, IA 50219

Matt Van Maanen CFP®, CAP®, ChFC®, CASL®

(641) 628-3579

 

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.”

 
 
To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Finances This Week

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Finances This Week

Improving your financial life doesn’t have to be tedious and time-consuming. These easy actions can lead to improvements in a

Forecast

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

 

Bank on Your Good Health

Chronic illness could interrupt your ability to earn a living. Tips on how to lower your risk and protect your lifestyle.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

What Generation Z Employees Really Want

Bean-bag chairs, foosball tables, pizza Fridays, and work-where-you-want schedules became the business norm over the past...

Aware of Employment Rights for Workers with Disabilities?

Approximately 20% of U.S. adults have a disability, according to the CDC.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

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.

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.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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