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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 a young woman who is staying calm during market volatility.

While volatility and the sting of short-term losses might leave you feeling anxious, there are some ways that may help you handle the emotions that can go along with saving for your retirement.

5 minute read
Photo of two men discussing investing near retirement and how market fluctuations shouldn't affect their retirement goals.

News of market volatility can make you nervous, especially if you're near retirement. Here are a few ways to counter those reactions when it comes to your hard-earned retirement dollars.

6 minute read
Photo of a winding road indicating the pattern of economic recessions.

What even is a recession? And how do we know when we’re in one? What about the next one? Our economist explains.

5 minute read
Person looking into how rising interest rates affect their money.

You’ve seen the news headlines about the Fed adjusting interest rates. But what does that mean for your money? Find out why interest rates move and how they could affect your financial life.

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Photo of a woman who is learning what robo-advisors are and why she would want to use them.

By providing investment advice on the assets in your account, robo-advisors can take some the guesswork out of figuring out what to invest in by selecting a portfolio for you.

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Photo of a man who is learning about investment account and product terms.

When it comes to investing, there are a lot of terms to understand to help you make confident, informed decisions. Here are some account and product terms to know. 

5 minute read