February 06, 2013

    MassMutual Retirement Services Announces All New 2013 RetireSmartSM Series Line-Up

    MassMutual Retirement Services Announces All New 2013 RetireSmartSM Series Line-Up

    Participants’ Key Financial Concerns Addressed

    (Springfield, Mass.) – MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division kicks off 2013 with an entirely new topic line-up for its popular RetireSmartSM participant seminar series. The program, now in its fourth year, is focused on helping plan participants take action and make smarter decisions about their finances.

    MassMutual’s first live online seminar for 2013 takes place Wednesday, February 13, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Personal finance, investment and tax advisor Gary Schatsky’s 30-minute presentation on Finding an Investment Strategy in Uncertain Times will help today’s participants make retirement planning improvements, understand how market fluctuations & tax planning may impact their retirement and learn how to become a more confident investor. The session will conclude with a 30-minute interactive question and answer session. Participants may submit questions in advance by posting to the Division’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/retiresmart.

    Remaining topics for the 2013 RetireSmart seminar series include:

    • March 28, 2013: Understanding Today’s World Economy. To be presented by returning guest speaker Dr. Jerry Webman, Ph.D., CFA, and chief economist for OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
    • May 8, 2013: Do Women Invest Differently? To be presented by returning guest speaker Farnoosh Torabi, an independent Generation Y money coach, best-selling author and personal finance journalist.
    • June 2013*: Are You Insured Enough? To be presented by a member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
    • August 7, 2013: Save More without BIG Sacrifices. To be presented by Farnoosh Torabi.
    • October 2013*: Estate Planning Forum – Ask the Expert. To be presented by a member of theNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).
    • November 13, 2013: New Rules for Saving Money. To be presented by Farnoosh Torabi.

    *Event date to be announced on www.retiresmartseminars.com.

    “We are excited to launch our all-new 2013 RetireSmart educational series offering participants a variety of new financial and retirement planning tools,” says E. Heather Smiley, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division. “MassMutual remains committed to helping as many Americans as possible achieve their personal financial goals and increase their level of retirement readiness, and this year’s RetireSmart seminar topics will answer the top questions we’ve received as part of our past seminar surveys,” adds Smiley.

    Space for these seminars is prioritized to retirement plan sponsors and participants on MassMutual's platform. MassMutual retirement plan clients can pre-register for any upcoming RetireSmart seminar as well as access on-demand replays to past seminars covering a variety of financial topics at www.retiresmartseminars.com.

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

    Event dates, subjects and speakers are subject to change. The information within these presentations is solely the opinion of the speakers, who are independent orators and are not employees of MassMutual.

    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. 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 policyowners consistently 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.