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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 man who is preparing for tax season.

Check off a few tasks for the 2020 income tax season so you’re ready when it’s time to file.

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Photo of a man who looked into the benefits of a Roth IRA.

We’ll help you understand the benefits Roth IRAs offer, your options for including a Roth IRA in your retirement savings strategy and what to consider when evaluating your needs.

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Photo of a large and small change gar depicting that you should use some of your tax refund responsibly.

It can be really tempting to splurge with your tax refund. We’ve got 5 ideas that keep the “fun” in your “refund” while letting you be responsible and strategic with your money.

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Photo of a man and a woman plugging in their electric vehicle.

A little tax planning now can go a long way toward helping you keep more of your money next year. Learn about potential savings from tax credits and deductions.

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Photo of a man who learned how tax reform will affect him.

Brush up on tax know-how here. It may help minimize your tax bill and avoid blunders that could cost you money.

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Two Principal retirement plan participants who have used their retirement savings accounts to manage taxes.

You’ve probably heard that retirement savings accounts are “tax advantaged” – meaning you don’t pay taxes on money you put into those accounts until you withdraw it in retirement. 

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