Life Planning

Different lessons in financial fitness can and should be shared at different times.

Money and children: Teaching by age groups

There are specific risks at certain points in life. Here is a strategy to tackle them.

Laddering insurance

With the right documents, a financial advisor can help you with short and long-term money goals.

First advisor meeting

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

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

Pet insurance

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

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

Wills and the basics of estate planning

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

5 tough financial terms

There are benefit and quality-of-life consequences to working a long-distance job.

Long distance jobs

Use found money to pay off debt, bolster savings, or fund retirement.

Found money

Hospice care is an important option for families to consider for a loved one. 

Hospice care

Injuries happen. Disability income insurance can help lighten the financial burden. 

Using disability insurance

A timeline for managing your loved one's final affairs.

Timeline for managing final affairs