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Developing solid financial habits at a young age will lead to a lifetime of smart money management.


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The freedom associated with college life combined with tuition responsibilities and a limited cash flow presents financial hurdles for many students. Here is the information you’ll need to jump over them.


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Now that you’re generating a steady income on your own, you’ll have to implement a budget so that you can pay your bills and have some cash leftover to enjoy yourself, too.


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Finances may be one of the most difficult aspects of your life to merge with your partner’s, but it’s also one of the most important. Developing a successful method for communicating about money early on will benefit your relationship as it matures.


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Adding a child to your family is a joyous–yet costly– milestone. You’ll find tools here to help you prepare for this occasion as much as possible, as well as advice on giving your pride and joy the gift of financial literacy.


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Photo: Life Stages - Home Owners

Owning your own home is as demanding as it is rewarding. You’ll need to be ready for expected expenses (like your mortgage) and those that may be surprises (like repairs).


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It’s never too early to start saving for this exciting time in your life. This rings truer now than it ever has before. Here are the resources to get you on the right track.


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Photo: Life Stages - In Crisis

As much as you may try to prepare for the unexpected, events such as a sudden loss of income, a serious illness or a natural disaster can be financially crippling. But don’t despair; help is right at your fingertips.


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Photo: Life Stages - Military & Reserves

By nature of their career, active and reserve military personnel and their spouses are faced with a unique set of financial planning needs.


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Starting, running and growing a small business requires perseverance and financial know-how. Regardless of what kind of business you are running, you’ll find sound advice and suggestions for prosperity here.


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