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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 plants growing in egg shells to 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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Photo of a woman who has protected her daughter with disability and life insurance.

Help protect your paycheck and your family by making disability and life insurance part of your financial plan. Here are 3 steps to make sure you’re covered.

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Photo of someone checking out and paying for a purchase.

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 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 need to set up an emergency fund.

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Photo of a man and a woman plugging in their electric vehicle.

A little tax planning now can go a long way toward helping you keep more of your money next year. Learn about potential savings from tax credits and deductions.

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