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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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Group of young adults who have learned from their parents about becoming a super saver.

Check out some tips you can use with kids in your life to help them become super savers.

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Woman who has created a financial plan.

Sound daunting? Taking it one step at a time will help create a clear path forward. And less stress. Start with goal-setting. (Check back each month for your next step to success.)

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Family who is taking steps to save for holiday spending so it doesn't get out of control.

If you’re like most shoppers seasonal spending adds up fast between the holiday gifts, parties and other expenses this year. Check out our tips to save during the holidays.

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Man who is determining how the increase in contribution limits to his 401k in 2019 will affect his retirement.

Good news. You can increase your contributions to your 401(k) and IRA starting in 2019. We’ll break down what that means to you, whether you’re already saving or just getting started.

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Photo of a man who decided not to withdrawal money from his 401k.

Stressful credit card debt or student loans could make it seem like raiding your 401(k) will help you get ahead. Don’t let a short-term need sap your retirement savings.

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Woman who is enjoying the increase in Social Security benefits in 2019.

Social Security benefits are getting a 2.8% bump in 2019. Spend it? Save it? This article gives you some ideas on how to use it.

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