How Americans are Doing Financially

It’s not OK that 80% of people in this country live paycheck to paycheck.

40% of adults faced with an unexpected expense of $400 would either not be able to pay it or would sell something or borrow money to cover the cost.

Nearly 60% of households have to borrow money to meet their basic expenses due to lack of access to jobs, education, and services Americans need and deserve. People are going into debt each month to put food on the table.

More than half of minimum wage workers say they have to work more than one job to make ends meet.

1/3 of U.S. families
have no retirement savings.

Poverty is a reality for nearly
40 million Americans, including almost
1 in 5 children.

We believe that one’s zip code should not pre-determine their fate.

Systems and resources meant to support residents can oftentimes be confusing and overwhelming. Support from family, friends, neighbors and community organizations can help us navigate our complicated lives.

Connections in the community can open doors to jobs, reveal practical financial advice, uncover paths to reasonable loans and other resources to help meet our daily obligations and goals.

1/3 of U.S. families
have no retirement savings.

Poverty is a reality for nearly
40 million Americans, including almost
1 in 5 children.

We believe that one’s zip code should not pre-determine their fate.

Systems and resources meant to support residents can oftentimes be confusing and overwhelming. Support from family, friends, neighbors and community organizations can help us navigate our complicated lives.

Connections in the community can open doors to jobs, reveal practical financial advice, uncover paths to reasonable loans and other resources to help meet our daily obligations and goals.

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MassMutual has helped provide Americans financial peace of mind for nearly 170 years.

We believe the path to financial health starts with addressing basic needs, building community connections, and ensuring financial capability.

Learn more about our approach

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