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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 woman reviewing her 2020 financial calendar on her smartphone

Use this 2021 financial calendar to help you stay on track—from tax deadlines to college savings plans.

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Woman who has created a financial plan.

From paying down your debt to retiring early, learn how to set and achieve your financial goals.

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Woman determining her holiday budget.

Holiday budgets look different for many Americans this year. Try these tips for creating a holiday budget that’s focused on what you can afford and what adds meaning to this time of year.

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Photo of a couple in their kitchen deciding what to do with their excess money, save for retirement or pay off debt.

Save for post-work years and get rid of bills? With a little planning and prioritizing, you can do both.

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Have you accepted a new job? Congrats! Here are 12 things you can do with your money to make sure your finances stay secure in transition.

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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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