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Financial Planning and Long-Term Saving Guide

How to invest your money, plan for retirement, and get your financial future on the right track.

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Tool: How Will Your Money Grow Over Time?
You’ve been diligently squirreling away a portion of your funds each month, but you’re not sure how it’s going to add up down the road. Use this tool to estimate how much your money will grow.

Use this tool to find out how much your daily latte or weekly manicure costs you over a year—and what you could be saving up for instead.

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7 Ways to Reach Your Financial Goals

Once you’ve exceeded your budget, it’s easy for your spending to spiral out of control. Follow these simple tips to get your finances back on track.
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Planning for Retirement

Find the right IRA that will help you navigate your future with ease.
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How Should You Invest Your Money?

5 things to consider before making an investment.
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The Right IRA Account for You

Who says retirement plans are difficult to understand? Here are your options, fully decoded.
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Ease Your Money Worries

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3 Solutions for Financial Worries    
If money stress is keeping you awake at night, do yourself a favor and confront your concerns head-on. Here, three simple ways to ease your worries.

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5 Fixes for Money Worries
These smart, simple suggestions will help you keep calm about your finances.

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Home Buying Checklist

Factors to consider and steps to take on the road to your next dream house.

  • Decide how much you can spend. For a convenient worksheet, go to
  • Check your credit reports to find out your status. Your credit report affects a lender’s willingness to give you a loan, and if there’s a mistake that negatively impacts you, you can try to correct it.
  • Get an idea of how much you can borrow. Real estate agents and lenders can help with this, or use one of the mortgage calculators on the Web (such as on

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