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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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Mother who has prepared for the birth of her baby.

Whether you’re a new parent or you’ve got a little one on the way, the time to plan for your family’s finances is … now. Here are 6 ways to get started.

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Young mother juggling the demands of life and saving for retirement

How do you keep everything on track when you’re juggling lots of financial demands? It takes planning and prioritizing. These 7 steps can help.

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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 woman and a man who have talked about their finances before getting married.

Planning to tie the knot? Take time to wrap up the details of your financial future, too. Discussing these 6 hot topics about your money and goals can help you build a happier life together.

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Photo of someone cooking to illustrate that you need to "cook up" a plan for asset allocation.

You need just the right mix of investments to help meet your financial goals. Explore ideas to cook up an asset allocation plan suited to your tastes.

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Young woman who understood why she needed disability insurance and is now using the benefits.

Statistically, illness is why the vast majority of workers lose the regular income that keeps them afloat—things like cancer, bipolar disorder, and arthritis. Are you protected?

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