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Let’s be honest: financial planning can be confusing, stressful, and just plain boring. But when you focus on the kind of life you want—the goals, needs, and dreams you have for yourself and your family—your decisions about money get a lot easier. We’re here to help you explore the financial topics that matter to your life.

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Mixing family and money can be difficult and emotional—but it’s inevitable. Here’s help for beginning (and continuing) family finance talks.

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Holiday budgets, big events, and end-of-year overspending can quickly upend your short- and long-term financial goals. These tips can help you enjoy special times and stay on track.

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Taxes impact the national, state, and local economic outlook—and your pocketbook.

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Everyday behaviors can be a window to your personality. They may even indicate what kind of investor you are. Take this quiz to find out.

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Maybe. But maybe not. Key reasons why today’s economy is much different than the high prices and stagnant wages of the 1970s.

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What’s behind one of the most-watched economic outlook numbers?

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