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When I log in, it always tries to make me setup "Your first campaign"

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When I try to log into Adword, whether it be for Keyword Planner or to view how my account is doing, it automatically bring me to setup "Your first campaign" with seemingly no other options. It wants me to set a budget, choose my audience, and write my ad. Why is it doing this? 

 

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(1) if the account has been fully created and the entire
sign-up flow has been completed, including billing details
and a campaign then, the tools-tab should appear atop the
main menu-bar, aside home, campaigns, and opportunities;
keyword-planner will then be under the tools-tab:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722070
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119071
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119073

note that if my-client-center is being used then, a client-account must
be created (linked) and selected first, before the tools-tab will appear.

if the sign-up flow also requests a campaign then,
simply create and immediately pause the campaign.

important: be absolutely certain that all campaigns are paused;
otherwise, the advertising clicks will be continually charged --
no matter how well or poorly designed the campaigns may be.

(2) however, if the account has been fully created and the entire sign-up flow
has been completed, including a (paused) campaign and proper billing, but the
issue still exists then, a support-specialist may be contacted directly --
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1385067

(3) otherwise, keyword-planner is mainly for paid advertising campaign
research -- not for general keyword or search-term related analysis;
google-trends is available for general keyword and search-term analysis
and currently requires no billing information and no account whatsoever.
https://www.google.com/trends/
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flowers
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=chocolate
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flowers%2C%20chocolate&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT%2B4
https://support.google.com/trends/#topic=6248052

see also
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119101
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6127388