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It's not just about what you do. It's about what you're working toward.

Manage your career

Career shifts can affect your other life goals. Find out ways to prepare for them.

Anatomy of a paycheck

Learn how to read your pay stub and understand the deductions.

How to earn money from a hobby or skill

Could your passion pay? Ask yourself these questions.
If your company offers you a 401(k) plan, you may have decisions to make.
See how much you'll need to retire and create a plan to help you get there.

Your first job checklist

Some important considerations for a successful financial start.

Managing cash flow in retirement

Ways to live within your means in retirement.

4 tax moves to consider early in your career

Tax strategies to help you make the most of your investments.
Consider how a rollover IRA can help you combine those retirement assets into a single account.
See how different rollover options could affect your retirement savings.Footnote 1

Beyond salary: Benefits may matter more than you think

There's more to your job than salary. Learn how employee benefits can translate to real money in your pocket.

Job loss checklist

Tips for managing your finances when you're between jobs.

Starting a business checklist

Learn the basics of planning, preparing and launching your new endeavor.

Changing jobs or retiring? Don't forget your retirement savings!

What should you do with your retirement plan? Understand your options.Footnote 1

You & your budget: Live within your means

Learn the basics of creating a budget.
Footnote 1 You have choices for what to do with your employer sponsored retirement plan. Depending on your financial circumstances, needs and goals, you may choose to roll over to an IRA or convert to a Roth IRA, roll over an employer sponsored plan from a prior employer to an employer sponsored plan at your new employer, take a distribution or leave the account where it is. Each choice may offer different investment options and services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, tax treatment and provide different protection from creditors and legal judgments. These are complex choices and should be considered with care. Visit or call a Merrill Edge rollover specialist at 888.637.3343 for additional information about your choices.
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