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Helping customers like you achieve their financial goals is all we do, which is why we’re arming you with our expert insight, tips, and advice to help you get there.

4 Things To Look For When Choosing Your New Neighborhood

Moving to a new neighborhood can be so exciting! You’ve got a new home to make your own, a neighborhood to explore and different amenities at your disposal. This is a brand-new chapter filled with endless possibilities! 

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5 Things To Consider If You’re Thinking About Relocating

Relocating is on the minds of many Americans right now for a few reasons. These include the current work-from-home (WFH) culture spurred by COVID-19, career changes and low interest rates. Companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter have even given many employees the permanent option of working from home. This is causing change in our major cities as workers consider where they would want to live if their job’s location wasn’t a factor.

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Independence Day from Home

Like pretty much everything else in 2020, the Fourth of July may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with your own backyard bash! There are plenty of safe activities you can do while making good memories. And who knows? Maybe they’ll become a new family tradition.

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Observing Memorial Day Conscientiously

Memorial Day is traditionally celebrated with cookouts and parties and often signifies the beginning of the summer season. It’s important, however, to respect and observe the actual meaning of Memorial Day, which is a National Day of Mourning honoring those who have died serving the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s important to remember that for many, this is a tough day. It’s difficult to raise a glass and light off fireworks and smile with the crowd when the observance hits close to home.

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2020 Home Improvements with the Highest ROI

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Lawn & Garden Tips That Will Make Your Home Blossom

April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, yes…if the seeds have already been planted! If not, this is the ideal time to give your outdoor space a little TLC. Fixing up your yard can foster a pride in ownership, give the neighbors something beautiful to look at and, best of all, even increase the selling value of your home!

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DIY Home Improvement & Maintenance Tips

Your home is where your heart is. For most of us right now, it’s also where our business is, our family is and our attention is. It’s safe to say your home is where you’re spending the majority of your time – and quite possibly a majority of your income – so make sure this investment pays off by keeping your home in the best shape possible!

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How To Keep Busy While Isolating

We’re all in this together, but at times the isolation feels lonely and that the days are dragging on, doesn’t it?

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Family Friendly Online Learning & Activities

Are you looking for activities that will keep your kiddos learning and moving, plus keep your family entertained throughout this time? APM has you covered!

Below is a list of online resources and our favorite at-home activities to help you navigate the next few weeks during the #stayathome Coronavirus epidemic.

 

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What to Do With Your Kids During Quarantine

We are all experiencing a new normal as we take shelter and work to flatten the curve with this Coronavirus that is circulating around the world. It has brought a new normal for each of us in our daily lives. We now interact through social media, live stream apps and electronic devices. Our kids, for the time being, can’t play at the park or have sleepovers with friends. Our weekend trip to the movie theaters is no longer on the agenda nor is the zoo or aquarium. Family time is, for now, indoors and outside so long as we keep a distance from others. So, what do we do with our kids when we are stuck at home for the next few weeks, possibly longer? I can say as a mom of four, two of which are under the age of two, I have had to get creative! Here are a few ideas to stay healthy (physically and mentally), beat the cabin fever and make the most of this time together.

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Stay Healthy & Balanced While You Work From Home

Working from home has become the #newnormal for millions of Americans as we try to contain the coronavirus. Some are thrilled to roll out of bed in their PJs as they tackle the five-second commute to their dining room office. Others may miss their familiar routines, office space and coworkers.

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Time Management is Key to Work-Life Balance

Whether trying to manage a schedule for one or for a family of six, there are so many things that demand our time and attention. Your desire to be successful in your career, be a great partner and spouse and actively involved parent are all admirable goals and aspirations, but with so many demands, we can become overwhelmed and find ourselves in auto pilot. Creating a healthy and happy work-life balance by establishing a routine is vital to preventing burnout and compromising relationships with friends and family. Time management, as restrictive as it sounds, gives back more time to spend doing what we love with the ones we love!

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Throwing an Oscar Party to Remember

It’s fun finding reasons to throw a party and celebrate! Whether that be casual or formal, two guests or twenty, a seated dinner or a variety of appetizers and beverages, incorporating a theme makes it fun. The Oscars are just around the corner and this is a perfect reason to throw a party and offer a fun theme as well! Here are some ideas on how to throw a party to remember:

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Setting Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The first of the year comes around like clockwork, and many of us either sit down with pen and paper, or finger and tablet, or even an open mind and a good memory to set resolutions - or goals- for the upcoming year.  While some of these goals have to do with health, family, education or employment, some of them are bound to be tied to your finances.

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Make this Holiday Season Memorable Without Breaking Your Budget!

The Holiday season is upon us, and while it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” it’s also the time of year that many Americans can find themselves in credit card debt. Dashing through the malls looking for that perfect gift without busting the budget can add pressure and put a damper on anyone’s holiday spirit. The good news is you don’t have to have a credit card to keep the magic and spirit of the holidays alive! In fact, spending doesn’t have to determine that at all! Some of the most memorable and treasured gifts one could receive may not cost anything at all! Here are a few ideas and tips to save during the holidays while still making the season memorable and meaningful for you and yours!

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