8383 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Ethel S. Treister, CPA, PFS

(310) 858-1120



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.”

Choosing a Mortgage

Choosing a Mortgage

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

Raising Healthy Children

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

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.


The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

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.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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.

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.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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


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


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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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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