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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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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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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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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Simplifying Social Security

There are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration when filing for Social Security – each of which play a critical role in the benefits you’ll receive during your years in retirement.

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Retirement planning milestones

As you celebrate the birthdays below, be sure to consider the important financial milestones that come along with them.

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Simple ways to elevate your retirement

You probably know that finances are an important piece of your retirement plan, but here are some other important things to consider.

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How sequence of returns can make or break a portfolio

When you begin taking income from a portfolio, the subsequent sequence of returns can have a critical impact on its value over time.

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Can your portfolio withstand a bear market?

An annuity from MassMutual Ascend can help protect against bear markets. These products offer competitive growth potential, while providing varying levels of protection against market declines.

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