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Understanding your money is the first step toward financial freedom.

What just happened? What might come next?

Watch our top thought leaders explore the challenges and opportunities of a year like no other in our Midyear Outlook discussion.

What is a credit score and how is it calculated?

Your credit score affects many areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the interest rate you'll pay on your mortgage.

Investing beyond your 401(k) - how to get started

From doing it yourself to working with a professional and how to decide which may be appropriate for you.
Don't let terms like "liquidity" and "debt-equity ratio" keep you from investing in your future.
If you're juggling multiple debts without a plan, struggling to get by on a limited income or just want financial guidance—a credit counselor may be able to help you
Recently signed legislation, the SECURE Act, introduces new ways to save for a longer life.

Dealing with market volatility

Insights from the Chief Investment Office to help you understand risks when the market shifts.
While they're both options, there are reasons you might want to consider other alternatives first.

Eight simple ways to save money

Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started.
Women live longer and typically earn less than men. As a result, they're more at risk of outliving their money, says Nevenka Vrdoljak, director, Chief Investment Office, Bank of America.
Answer these questions to help you determine what might make most sense.
Use these insights from Merrill strategists to help determine if your retirement plan is on the right track.

These articles, videos and tools are brought to you by Bank of America, Better Money Habits®, and Merrill.

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