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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 women reading about how mutual funds work.

Mutual funds are pooled investment vehicles made up of different assets like stocks, bonds, and/or other investments. Find out how they work.

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woman in winter coat and pink hat reading about the economic outlook for 2020

So, no recession … yet. What’s next for the U.S. economy? Take a few minutes to read our wrap-up of the last few months of 2019. The good news: wages, job growth and consumer confidence.

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Woman who is reading about how investing works.

Investing is more complicated than transferring money into a savings account, but every saver can become an investor. Find out what investing is and 3 rules to follow.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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