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long- and short-term financial decisions

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Prioritize your goals, choose your investments and keep track of your progress.

College planning 101: Tips to start saving today

Tip #1: It's never too early to start. Our experts offer a few simple steps that could help you on the road to funding your higher education goals.

Tax Center

Tips, tools and information to help you file your taxes and learn about tax-efficient investing. Footnote 2

What's the true cost of debt?

Use this calculator to estimate your payments and total cost of an installment loan.

Learn more about investing

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An investment advisory program that combines the best features of online investing with a professionally managed portfolio.Footnote 1
Footnote 1 Keep in mind that a systematic investment strategy cannot guarantee a profit or prevent a loss in declining markets. Since such an investment plan involves continual investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels, you should consider your willingness to continue purchasing during periods of high or low price levels.

Footnote 2 Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.