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

Working through this list can help you figure out what to do when your spouse dies.

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Figuring out post-divorce finances can be challenging but focusing on the basics and tackling important paperwork can help you start.

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The end of the year gives you a chance to adjust contributions and coverage for a range of benefits, including 401(k), insurance, and more.

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Picture of a man and child reviewing ways to save for college on a computer.

Options for college savings are wider than you might think. Explore six different types, from life insurance to Roth IRAs, to find the right combination for you.

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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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Thinking of investing in a college savings plan? There are lots of pros to 529 plans, including potential tax savings benefits.

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