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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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Man who is keeping his accounts safe by securing them with two-factor authentication.

If you use a computer or mobile device to log into your accounts you’ve probably encountered two-factor authentication. 2FA creates an extra layer of security.

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Woman putting a now hiring sign in her store front.

Q3 2018 report: Not too hot. Not too cold. The US economy is getting it “just right.” Find out how “Goldilocks” economy is showing up in the job market, interest rates, and your pocket book.

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Woman on her computer reviewing her 401k account.

Have you checked in on your 401(k) account lately? Make sure you’re not neglecting one of the most important relationships in your life.

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Two family members talking about money.

Money. It’s fun when you have it. A downer when you don’t. And it can be awkward to talk about, even with your closest family members. But sometimes you have to go there.

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When you have a multigenerational family, financial planning has a few different twists. Start by considering the financial needs of each generation.

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Photo of someone reviewing their budget on their computer.

Ask yourself these 6 questions during your next budget review, and you might find surplus money if you cut a few expenses here and there.

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