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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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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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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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Whether you’ve taken on your own student loans or you’re helping your kids pay for school, it’s possible to get a return on your education investment and manage debt.

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Young children who will enjoy the benefits of a 529 Plan when they go to college

There are many options available for college and education savings. A 529 plan offers flexibility, tax benefits, and other distinctive features.

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Young mother prioritizing between saving for retirement and saving for college.

Learn how to prioritize between saving money for education and saving for retirement—while still having enough left over for everything else.

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Photo of a woman who went back to school to further enhance her career.

Additional education can help you boost your earning potential and enhance your career. Here’s how to make the most of your investment.

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