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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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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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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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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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