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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 Sri Reddy who has tips about love and money from his own experience.

A little practical knowledge for your kids, starting early in their lives, could pay big dividends for their budgets and romantic happiness in adulthood. 

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All those acronyms related to income taxes can be a little confusing. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to some of the more common ones you’ll see when you’re working on your tax returns.

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Woman who is creating a budget to determine how to fund her financial goals.

So you’ve set your financial goals. Now look at your budget to see if you can find more money to put toward those goals. (Check back each month for your next step to creating a financial plan.)

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Couple who is looking into options for lowering their taxes.

2018 is history, but your ability to lower your 2018 taxes might not be.

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Two women looking at financial documentation to understand fees associated with investment accounts.

Learn about how investment fees can affect your overall investment return, what fees you’re likely to pay when you invest, and where to get information about investment fees.

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Woman writing down important financial dates in her calendar.

If you’re like most, calendars tend to fill up fast. Here’s a few important dates that you may want to add to your 2019 reminders. 

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