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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 student at college.

Preparing for college costs doesn’t start when your child is a senior in high school. Use this financial guide to help with what you need to know (and when you need to talk to your kids, too).

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Man who is rebuilding his retirement savings after divorce.

Just because retirement savings are in your name doesn’t mean they’re necessarily all yours. Meet a man who was on track to retire in 15 years, until a divorce settlement changed his plans.

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Photo of a couple who have talked about the financial considerations since they are marrying later in life.

Getting married when you’re older—when you have an established career, more assets, and possibly kids—requires different financial considerations. Here are a few to discuss together.

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Photo of a pregnant woman preparing her finances.

Whether you’re a new parent or you’ve got a little one on the way, the time to plan for your family’s finances is now. Here are six ways to get started.

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If you’ve lost your job (or laid off or furloughed) you have money on your mind. We have a financial checklist of things you can do while you navigate the transition period between jobs.

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Image of a woman who is getting her finances in order after the death of her spouse.

You can never truly be prepared for the death of a spouse or partner. Our financial checklist can help you with what comes next.

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