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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 and father who learned more about opening an IRA.

Maybe you’re not quite sure how to start an IRA. There are a few steps to take and some decisions to make, but don’t worry. We’ll walk you through it.  

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Woman who learned what retirement account option is right for her based upon her goals.

Deciding to save for retirement is a great idea. Figuring out how to do it, on the other hand, can be a bit confusing. How do you figure out what’s best for you and your goals?

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Couple who has kept more of their hard-earned money by using tax-smart strategies.

Learn how keeping taxes in mind as you plan for and manage your retirement income may allow you keep more of your hard-earned money.

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Woman preparing for tax season on her tablet.

Tax season is upon us again. And with it comes some big changes. Find out what’s new for your 2017 filing, and get tips for making the process less stressful—this year and next.

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A man and a woman starting the year off right by prioritizing their heath.

Whether you’re big on resolutions or just looking to start the year off right, there are plenty of ways to begin 2018 on a positive note. Get inspired with these tips.

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Man who has a positive outlook for the economy in 2018.

The 2017 economy gave a lot of love, which helps to set the stage for more jobs; stronger demand for goods and services; and more investment in infrastructure, equipment, and technology in 2018.

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