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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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For the first time in a long time, there are some positive economic signs. As you take in the news, consider how interest rates may affect your own economic outlook.

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You need just the right mix of investments to help meet your financial goals. Explore ideas to cook up an asset allocation plan suited to your tastes.

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Photo of a person enjoying drinks with the money left over after allocating their paycheck o retirement, expenses, and financial goals.

Find yourself busting your monthly budget? You’re not alone. Learn how to divide your paycheck for living expenses, spending, and saving.

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Young woman who understood why she needed disability insurance and is now using the benefits.

Statistically, illness is why the vast majority of workers lose the regular income that keeps them afloat—things like cancer, bipolar disorder, and arthritis. Are you protected?

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Photo of a large and small change gar depicting that you should use some of your tax refund responsibly.

It can be tempting to splurge with your tax refund. We’ve got five ideas that keep the “fun” in your “refund” while letting you be responsible and strategic with your money.

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So 2020 is history, but your ability to lower your 2020 taxes might not be. Here are three ways you may still lower your tax bill.

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