HOUSTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual today announced a partnership with Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to deliver financial education in Spanish to Hispanic families in the Houston, Texas area. As part of the partnership, MassMutual will present a free, financial literacy workshop designed with the needs of Hispanic families in mind. The presentations will include information on budgeting, saving for college and saving for retirement, in Spanish. Prosperidad, presented by MassMutual, will take place on Saturday, June 13 from noon until 3 p.m. CT, at The Westin Houston, Memorial City, and is free and open to the public. The three-hour special event will provide Hispanic families access to a bilingual financial professional, financial information and long-term strategies to secure their financial futures and protect the ones they love.
The effort seeks to address common financial questions from how to plan a secure retirement and prepare for unexpected financial challenges to how much money is needed to send children to college.
"Financial education starts at a local and individual level," said Dr. Chris Mendoza, Latino Markets Director at MassMutual. "Together, individuals and businesses contribute to the wellbeing of the national economy. Hispanics make up 17 percent of the total U.S. population. America's success depends on the success of the Hispanic population, and MassMutual is committed to providing financial guidance to Latinos, one community at a time."
The "Money Talks" portion of the event will be hosted by Renzo Heredia, the popular radio personality of 106.5 FM Más Variedad, and presented by Mariana Ruiz Posada, a financial professional with MassMutual Greater Houston, which has served local Houston communities for over 100 years. Hispanic attendees will hear tips on how to budget, manage college finances and better prepare for retirement. As part of the event, guests will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with one of the experienced financial professionals from MassMutual Greater Houston and additional Spanish-language resources will be available to the public online at MassMutual.com/Latino.
"Prosperidad events give the Hispanic community access to important financial education in the language that they're most comfortable and in a way that is culturally relevant," said Keith Turner, president of Advertising Sales and Marketing at Univision Communications Inc. "We are pleased to be partnering with MassMutual to provide families in the Houston area with the information and resources they need to achieve financial prosperity."
The sponsorship with Univision is part of a broader effort by MassMutual to help Hispanics secure their personal and professional financial futures. Later this month MassMutual Greater Houston and Houston-based Bilingual Psychological Associates will host an application day for MassMutual's LifeBridgeSM Free Life Insurance Program, on Saturday, June 20 at the offices of Bilingual Psychological Associates. The LifeBridge program offers life insurance coverage for the benefit of a child's education, and MassMutual pays the premiums.
MassMutual has led the way in offering financial education to the Hispanic community through information, seminars and assistance to secure their financial futures. Multi-year research initiatives on Hispanic-American families and business owners have informed MassMutual's local community involvement, education initiatives and programs such as FutureSmart and college scholarships, in addition to LifeBridge, to help them achieve their American Dream.
For access to educational information and resources in Spanish and to learn about planning for your long-term goals and objectives, visit MassMutual.com/Latino, and reach out to a MassMutual professional near you.
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.
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