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MassMutual Retirement Services Unveils Fall Lineup for Season 2 of “The Smart View”

Sep 16, 2013


(Springfield, MA)MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division, proud sponsor of the award-winning series “The Smart View,” launches season 2 of the entertaining, educational talk show featuring candid dialogue about money and retirement. The first of the season’s brand new webisodes, “Meeting Your Match,” airs Monday, September 23 on the firm’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/retiresmart. Viewers may continue to tune in every Monday through December for the latest webisode.

In short, three-minute webisodes, “The Smart View’s” returning anchor Sofia Ramos and her two new co-hosts – Tony Knowles, a retired registered nurse, and Jason Rivers, a newly promoted advertising account executive – discuss important financial and retirement-related topics, including:

• September 23: “Meeting Your Match”
• September 30: “Ready to Retire”
• October 7: “Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Options”
• October 14: “Don’t Wait to Save”
• October 21: “Conquering Debt”
• October 28: “Saving for College”
• November 4: “Getting a Late Start”
• November 11: “Protecting Your Income”
• November 18: “Saving on a Limited Income”
• November 25: “Next Generation of Saving”
• December 2: “Misconceptions about Disability Insurance”
• December 9: “Time for a Financial Professional”
• December 16: “Season 2 Bloopers!”

New to the cast this season is nationally recognized Farnoosh Torabi, Generation Y money coach, best-selling author and personal finance journalist. In addition to helping MassMutual participants make smarter financial decisions, she regularly contributes to The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fox News, MSNBC and the “Today” show. For each webisode featuring Ms. Torabi, MassMutual participants who sign up for automatic alerts will have a chance to win a copy of her latest book, “Psych Yourself Rich.”

“MassMutual Retirement Services is excited to launch season 2 of “The Smart View,” our most successful online series,” says Kris Gates, vice president of customer experience marketing with MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division. “For the more than 15,000 fans the show has already gained, it’s our mission to provide engaging content to help them better plan and save, not only for a successful retirement, but for a successful financial future. Season 2 of “The Smart View” will hopefully get even more Americans to think about their finances in a fun and exciting way,” adds Gates.

 View from the set of season 2 of 'The Smart View.'<br> 
From left to right: Tony Knowles, Farnoosh Torabi, Sofia Ramos and Jason Rivers
View from the set of season 2 of “The Smart View.”
From left to right: Tony Knowles, Farnoosh Torabi, Sofia Ramos and Jason Rivers

Each new webisode will simultaneously post to MassMutual Retirement Services’ YouTube channel and Facebook page. If you missed season 1, all webisodes are available to watch on-demand via YouTube.

For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.



About MassMutual
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.

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