When it comes to planning for a secure financial future, there are a lot of factors to consider – like market volatility, interest rates and social security, to name a few. Explore our insights library for information and resources that can help.

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Different types of annuities

When it comes to planning for your future, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, so which annuity is right for you? At MassMutual Ascend, we offer a broad range of annuities to help meet your unique needs: immediate, fixed, fixed-indexed and registered index-linked annuities.

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Leaving a legacy

Your beneficiary can reduce this tax burden by choosing to stretch out payments rather than taking a lump sum. Stretching out payments allows the money to grow tax-deferred, spreads the tax liability across multiple years and may avoid higher tax brackets.

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Beyond Annuities: Market risks to consider as you plan for your financial future

At MassMutual Ascend Life Insurance Company, we understand the importance of a secure financial future. That's why we don't just offer products to help you reach your goals - we also provide educational tools and resources that can help you prepare for and overcome possible obstacles you may face as you plan ahead.

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Building a customized financial legacy

John and his wife Jane are the joint owners of an annuity contract from MassMutual Ascend Life Insurance Company.

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Getting to know inherited annuities

If you are a non-spousal beneficiary, you have the option to put the money you inherited into an inherited annuity from MassMutual Ascend!

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See how your financial future adds up

Preparing for a secure financial future involves finding a product that can help you reach your goals.

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Power of tax-deferred growth

Tax-deferred growth can play a fundamental role in the growth of your retirement savings.

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Getting to know annuities

At MassMutual Ascend, we are committed to going above and beyond – so when it comes to your financial future, the impossible feels possible. One way to elevate your financial future could be with an annuity.

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History of annuities

An annuity is a financial product that’s designed to protect and grow your money, and then provide a stream of guaranteed income.

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The importance of financial literacy

It's important to learn about key aspects of financial health and how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

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Waiting for higher interest rates? It could cost you!

You already know that the interest rate your money earns plays a big role in how much you accumulate, but did you know that when you start earning interest may be just as important?

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Retirement planning worksheet

While there are many factors to consider when planning for your future, the following worksheet from MassMutual Ascend provides some general questions to help you get on the right track for reaching your goals.

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Your guide to Required Minimum Distributions

A Required Minimum Distribution, or RMD, refers to the minimum amount you must withdraw from your tax-qualified annuity or account each year.

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Find your annuity fit

Answer a few short questions to tell us where you are in your financial planning journey, and we'll help you find the right annuity solution.

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The truth about annuities

You may be familiar with annuities, but you may also be surprised about what they can mean for your financial future.

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Annuity quick comparison

This quick comparison can help you determine if an annuity offers advantages that might be missing from your portfolio.

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Have questions? Get in touch with a financial professional.

If you’re interested in learning more about an annuity from MassMutual Ascend, we can connect you with a financial professional who can help.

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