Living Mutual

Living mutual has always been at the core of our human existence, and it's the principle that's guided us since our founding in 1851. It's not a concept we invented, but one we champion for the simple reason that people take it for granted today.

Many Americans file for benefits at the earliest opportunity, but that may not be wise.

Filing for Social Security

Managing pension risks has become decidedly more complex for employers that sponsor defined benefit plans. 

Institutional pension plan sponsors

First step? Budget. But many other considerations follow...

Buying a first home

Examine your life insurance coverage prior to divorce; define ownership, premiums, and beneficiaries. 

Divorce and life insurance

Not only are baseball players getting paid to play a game, they are likely to live longer too.

Baseball and longevity

Most life insurance policies have provisions for reducing or eliminating payouts when fraud is detected.

Let MassMutual be your guide

Tips for staging a financial intervention for someone who makes bad money decisions.  

Helping a loved one with money

Gardens represent human interconnectedness on many levels. 

Living Mutual gardens

Pet owners can find insurance policies that fit almost any need, breed, or budget. 

Pet insurance

Retirement saving is not on most millennials’ list of top priorities.

Millennials and retirement: The to-do list

There are good, and not so good, ways to come up with a down payment to buy a home.

House down payment

During a vacation or business trip, unexpected events can have consequences.

Travel insurance

Those who make time for others feel more secure about their financial well-being.

Community and financial well-being

It's the most basic step in estate planning, regardless of your wealth.

Wills and the basics of estate planning

Advisors, thanks to employers that sponsor benefits, may have an opportunity to build financial literacy.

The secrets of money, unveiled

It’s startling how little people really know about what could be their biggest asset in retirement.  

Social Security study

Here's a selection of jargon to test your financial literacy limits.

5 tough financial terms

The volatile start to the year presents new risks and new opportunities for businesses and institutions.

Institutional environment