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Learn how to retire early without paying penalties on retirement account distributions before age 59½.

Early retirement penalties

Adult children may be legally responsible for their parents' long-term care costs.

Long-term care

Seniors are turning to home-sharing programs and cohousing communities to help with the bills and chores. 

Senior living and the cohabitation option

Through penalties, underfunding, or dividend goofs, you may be giving the IRS more than you owe. 

Overpaying taxes

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

Sell or rent old home?

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

Estate Planning: 6 Big Mistakes

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

Get your employees to pay attention to their financial planning and future.

Business retirement game plan

There are some compelling reasons for delaying your Social Security.

Let MassMutual help maximize your retirement income.

If you qualify for a Roth IRA, it might make sense to limit a 401(k) to employer match.

401(k) Roth combo

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

Don’t let college costs, market volatility, or longevity risk give you nightmares.

MassMutual can help you face your financial fears

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

Renting for retirees