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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 woman who is updating her coverage during open enrollment 2020.

Ah, fall. The season opener for benefit enrollment. Here’s what you can do to make the most of your benefits in the coming year.

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Photo of a large group of people to signify that everyone is talking about a recession on the horizon.

Are we headed toward a recession? Everybody sure talks about it. Take a few minutes to read our wrap-up about how the U.S. economy is progressing and changing. 

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Photo of Ariana and Ted Schleisman who are living frugally to achieve financial independence.

This young couple is on track to retire early with 2 careers, 2 dogs, and a toddler—and they aren’t eating Ramen to get there. 

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Photo of a woman who practices the FIRE lifestyle through ultra-frugal living to retire early.

The FIRE lifestyle emphasizes ultra-frugal living for people who’re trying to retire early. See how your saving and spending habits stack up with our quiz.

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Photo of a woman who is a super saver and has been investing in her future.

You know you should save more for retirement. But how? Try these practical tips—straight from savvy savers themselves.

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Photo of a woman who is using annuities to help fund her retirement.

An annuity can guarantee income for as long as you need it. Here are 6 things to know as you consider adding it to your retirement strategy. 

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