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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 of a winding road.

Does what happens in the stock market from day-to-day matter for the country’s (and your) economic outlook?

7 minute read
Photo of someone cooking to illustrate that you need to "cook up" a plan for asset allocation.

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.

7 minute read
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.

5 minute read
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.

5 minute read