State of the American Family

How have attitudes toward family finances and financial planning changed? Find out in MassMutual’s fourth "State of the American Family" study. You'll discover new insights and guidance to help you make better financial decisions.


All Families

STATE OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY STUDY

 

All types of American families – multi-cultural, LGBTQ, military, and millennials, to name a few – are feeling more optimistic about their finances. However, worry and uncertainty remain. Learn more about how you can take control of your finances, secure your financial future, and protect the ones you love.

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

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

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


LGBTQ Families

STATE OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY STUDY

 

LGBTQ families are conflicted by the desire to enjoy life today and planning for their family's financial future. MassMutual has a long-standing commitment and partnership with the community. Learn more about how you can take control of your finances, secure your financial future, and protect the ones you love.

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There are new financial opportunities – and potential pitfalls – for gay and lesbian couples.

Unique risks and vulnerabilities make this community, especially older generations, less prepared.

Same-sex newlyweds who are in the market for a home must shop carefully.   


Sandwich Generation Families

STATE OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY STUDY

 

Caring for your loved ones, both young and old, is rewarding yet we understand it comes with emotional and financial stress. Learn more about how you can control your finances, secure your future and protect the ones you love.

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

Teach your teenager how to achieve a high credit score and sound credit history.

It's critical that those closest to seniors watch for possible red flags.


African American Families

STATE OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY STUDY

 

African American families are optimistic and focused on improving their financial position despite money worries. MassMutual understands your concerns and can help you achieve your idea of the American Dream. Learn more about how you can take control of your finances, secure your financial future, and protect the ones you love.

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Debt and lower incomes present headwinds to wealth accumulation in the African American community.

Americans, especially kids, need help learning the basics of money management.

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


Latino Families

STATE OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY STUDY

 

Latino families are taking steps to secure their financial future and dreams, but more can be done to keep the American Dream alive. MassMutual can help. Learn how to take control of your finances and protect the ones you love.

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Hispanic families are sending their kids to college in record numbers, but many still struggle to cover costs. 

Can you help your aging, financially struggling parents without compromising your future financial security? 

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

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