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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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What if you could build something "more" with your investments, what would that look like? To plan for that, you first need to know where you stand with your finances.

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Woman who is creating a budget to determine how to fund her financial goals.

So you’ve set your 2021 financial goals. Now comb that budget to find more money for them this year.

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Photo of a woman checking her credit score online.

Knowing your credit score—what it means, how to check it, how to improve it—can help get you on the right financial path.

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Photo of a woman creating a financial plan.

Looking for a step-by-step approach to creating a financial plan? (Or a handy reference if you already have one.) We’ve got you covered. Here’s how you do it.

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Photo of a dog whose owner could afford to pay for their surgery because they had an emergency fund.

Would a $500 expense throw off your budget in a big way? If the answer is yes, you may want to set up an emergency fund, and here’s how much you need.

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Photo showing someone reading this 5 questions to ask before you take on debt article on their cellphone.

Whether you’re paying for a car, or a refrigerator, or a new pair of skis, here are 5 questions to think through before you take on debt.

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