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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 two men setting financial goals.

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

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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 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 of a man on a computer talking on his cell phone.

Debt is a fact of life. Find the right balance and manage it using 1 of these 2 methods.

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Photo of woman watering plants in a greenhouse depict someone beginning to invest money.

You’re already an “investor” if you contribute to your 401(k). But if you’re ready to venture beyond saving/investing in a retirement plan, here are 3 steps to get started.

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Photo of someone saving and planning for retirement by creating a retirement plan.

Even if it’s a long way off, saving and planning for retirement is a good idea. We give you 5 steps to creating your retirement plan.

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