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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 a couple who got married later in life and had a lot of financial decisions to consider.

Marrying later in life, when you have an established career, more assets, and maybe kids requires different financial considerations. Here are a few to consider together.

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Man who is rebuilding his retirement savings after divorce.

He felt he was on track to retire in 20 years. Then a divorce settlement left his retirement plans in tatters. Here’s what he learned.

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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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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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Image of a woman who is getting her finances in order after the death of her spouse.

You can never truly be prepared for the death of a spouse or partner. Our financial checklist can help you with what comes next.

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Family who is organizing finances after a major illness diagnosis.

A lot of worries come with a major illness. You can take steps to manage one of them: money. This checklist can help you get organized.

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