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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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A man who is ready to invest.

Should investing be part of your reality? How will you know you’re ready to start investing? Maybe you already are and didn’t even know it. Here are signs to help you know for sure.

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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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Woman who is learning how to prepare for tax season.

Tax season is upon us again, and this year there are some big changes after tax reform. Use these strategies to help make your 2018 tax filing as stress-free as it can be.

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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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Photo of a couple who is saving on their taxes while also saving for retirement.

We’d all like to keep more of our hard-earned money, right? Learn how you can save on your taxes while you save for retirement.

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