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Technology and traditions can help you stay connected. 

Stay connected during the holidays

Gifts from the heart can cost little to nothing, but they do take extra planning.

Low-cost gifts

Is the money you are giving your adult child helping or preventing him or her from becoming self-sufficient? 

Parents supporting adult children

Here are some ways to help a youngster in addition to what the parents may have planned.

Godchild financial tips

Thanksgiving is an opportune time to ensure your aging parents have their estate plan in place.

MassMutual advisors offer tips on starting dialogue

They face unique challenges from admissions to graduation. But there are ways to cope.

First generation college students

The financial considerations for stepparents may be more complex than the ones for biological parents.

Stepparent financial steps

Through tax credits, corporate incentives, and savings, you may be able to afford to adopt.

Adoption: 5 financial considerations

Tips for determining how much coverage and what type of policy you need.

MassMutual can help.

Super savers invest smart, set goals, and use new money to strengthen their financial safety net. 

SOAF 4 savings strategies

Many supporting kids and aging parents are unprepared for the financial and emotional toll it can take.

SOAF sandwich concerns

Parents with a disabled child must advocate for government benefits and create a financial plan.

Special needs planning

Higher-income households are more confident, but still worry about the American dream.   

MassMutual survey: Optimism amid sandwich generation fears

Parents plan to spend savings on themselves; long-term care and medical expenses may deplete what is left.

Inheritance: Don't count on it

ABLE accounts let those with disabilities save without putting their public benefits in peril.

ABLE savings accounts

Youth sports can be a major drain on household resources.

Cost of youth sports

Families support each other emotionally, physically...and, just as important, financially.

Acts of Mutuality

Retiring business owners should create a succession plan to protect their family and successor. 

Business succession planning: Key to retirement?