MassMutual Retirement Services to Host RetireSmart(SM) Participant Seminar on September 21, "Managing & Maximizing Your 401(k) Today...And Tomorrow"

Join Farnoosh Torabi as She Demystifies the 401(k) Plan

Sep 13, 2011, 13:55 ET from MassMutual Retirement Services

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual Retirement Services continues its web-based RetireSmart(SM) participant seminar series with "Managing & Maximizing Your 401(k) Today...And Tomorrow," featuring special guest Farnoosh Torabi, independent Generation Y money coach, best-selling author and personal finance journalist.

MassMutual's live online seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m. ET. During the 30-minute presentation, Torabi will explain how investing in a 401(k) plan can help Americans better prepare for retirement. Specifically, Torabi will cover the advantages of investing in a 401(k), strategies based on age and risk tolerances and the difference an early start can make. The session will conclude with information on catch-up provisions for those participants over 50 years of age followed by a 30-minute interactive question and answer session.

Interest in the online education series continues to grow, with registrations doubling for MassMutual's previous seminar, "Measuring the Success of Your Retirement Strategy." A demonstration of MassMutual's RetireSmart Ready online tool was featured, an online analysis engine exclusive to MassMutual Retirement Services designed to provide participants with an instant assessment of their preparedness for retirement and prompt action to improve their outlook based on personal preferences. A replay of this seminar can be accessed from

"Through the RetireSmart interactive participant education series, we strive to provide topics that are most impactful to our retirement plan sponsors and participants," says E. Heather Smiley, chief marketing officer for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "Our collaboration with Farnoosh Torabi brings the value of the 401(k) to life and helps participants take action to improve their overall financial fitness and retirement readiness," adds Smiley.

Space is prioritized to retirement plan sponsors and participants on MassMutual's platform. MassMutual retirement plan clients can register by logging in to their retirement plan account at For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

Farnoosh Torabi is an independent speaker and is not an employee of MassMutual Financial Group. The information within this presentation is solely the opinion of the speaker, an independent orator, who is not an employee of MassMutual Financial Group.

About MassMutual

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for 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 1.3 million participants.

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.

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