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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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Accepting uncertainty and digging deep for patience may help you navigate the continually changing economy in 2022.

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Demand, supply, and interest rates all impact not just your housing budget, but your ability to meet your financial goals.

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Interest rates directly impact what it costs you to borrow money, and what you earn when you save.

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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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