Your former home could become an asset, if you fully understand the duties and expenses of landlording.

Sell or rent old home?

From helping a child to shielding assets, trusts can sometimes come in handy.

7 situations where a trust might help

An estate plan can protect your assets, provided you avoid costly mistakes in your trust, ownership and more.

Estate Planning: 6 Big Mistakes

If your mom does not have certain plans in place, she may be vulnerable to financial risk. 

Questions for mom

Retiree tips for qualifying for a mortgage without employment income.

Mortgage in retirement

Sure, there’s financial planning. But retirement takes some organizational and emotional preparation too.

3 ways you need to plan for retirement

Understand your options when dealing with an old retirement account.

Old retirement accounts

Envisioning your retirement in three distinct stages, or "buckets," may help your planning.

Retirement bucket strategy

Medicare's drug coverage gap may be shrinking, but medication costs may still present a financial challenge.

Medicare gap

There are some compelling reasons for delaying your Social Security.

Let MassMutual help maximize your retirement income.

Retirement savers are wise to max out their 401(k) or IRA, but must be aware of the annual pre-tax limit.

Retirement plan contribution limits

For some retirees life insurance may provide a useful option to supplement income.

Insurance and retirement

In some cases renting may mean less cost, fewer chores, and more fun.

Renting for retirees

You want to be able to transfer your assets to the next generation with as little red tape as possible.

Avoiding probate

Millennials should start saving early for a fatter nest egg.

Saving in your 20s

Build a 3-way strategy with tax-advantaged retirement accounts, home equity, and Social Security.

Reach your retirement goals with MassMutual

More Americans are dreaming of an early retirement. If that includes you, start planning now.

A checklist for early retirement

Protecting the financial well-being of seniors takes the support of family members and friends.

Financial exploitation of seniors