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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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Photo demonstrating how taxes can impact the economic outlook.

Taxes of all sorts impact the national, state, and local economic outlook—and your pocketbook, too.

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Photo of plants growing symbolizing how retirement plan investments can grow over time.

Find out where all those investment choices in your retirement plan came from. This quick story helps clear up the confusion.

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Man who is reading an article to help him understand what interest rates are.

Understanding interest rates, both for saving and borrowing money, can help you plan how much you may earn and how much principal and interest will cost you.

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Photo of a man considering how market volatility will affect his investments as he is close to retirement.

When global news spurs a market drop, it’s natural to struggle to find a safe path forward for your assets. Here are a few ways to avoid panic and help safeguard your  retirement dollars.

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Photo of a woman who is staying calm during market volatility.

While volatility and the sting of short-term losses might leave you feeling anxious, there are some ways that may help you handle the emotions that can go along with saving for your retirement.

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Photo of a winding road indicating the pattern of economic recessions.

Recessions aren’t anything new: The United States has had 11 of them since World War II. Do you know what makes a recession? Understanding more may help you worry less.

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