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State of the American Family

Not all debt is bad. But it takes knowledge and vigilance to maintain the balance.

SOAF Debt challenges

Don’t have enough saved to cover a sudden need? Here’s how to get your financial safety net in place. 

Emergency fund basics

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

SOAF 4 savings strategies

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

A checklist for early retirement

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

SOAF sandwich concerns

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

MassMutual survey: Optimism amid sandwich generation fears

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

Buying a first home

Set a plan for your savings goals as part of a long-term financial strategy.

Set your savings goals

View the elimination of debt as a long-term financial goal and create a schedule and plan.

Financial goals: Debt