Financial Planning

Financial Wellness Programs

Designing a Financial Wellness Program That Works

Financial wellness programs need to address the unique needs of a modern, diverse workforce. Here’s how to create a program that works.   Read More
Employee Financial Wellness

When It Comes to Financial Wellness, What Do Your Employees Need?

Help your employees manage financial stress. Learn the first step in creating a successful financial wellness program here. Read More
Financial Tips for Parents

How to Financially Prepare for Your Second (or Third, or Fourth!) Child

Life can get more complicated as your family grows. Here’s how to financially plan for more kids. Read More
Financial Tips for Women

5 Financial Tips for Female Breadwinners

If you’re the breadwinner in your family, you know how challenging this role can be. Follow these financial tips. Read More
What You Should Know about Your Life Insurance Benefits through Work

Have Life Insurance through Work? Ask These Questions about Your Coverage

If you have an employer-sponsored life insurance policy, how much do you know about it? You might need more life insurance coverage. Read More
Get Life Insurance While You're Young

3 Reasons Why You Should Think About Life Insurance While You’re Young, Single and Child-free

Life insurance protects your income and those who depend on it. Here’s why you should think about getting life insurance while you’re young. Read More
When to Review Your Life Insurance Coverage

When Should I Reevaluate My Life Insurance Portfolio?

Your income, expenses and family size are all important variables. Here’s when to revisit your life insurance coverage. Read More
The Importance of Budgeting for Life Insurance Coverage

Is it Risky to Drop Life Insurance Coverage During Tough Financial Times?

It may be tempting to drop a life insurance policy when you’re working hard to stick to a budget. Here’s why you should maintain your coverage. Read More
A Guide to Trusts

What Type of Trust Should You Create for Your Estate?

Estate planning may seem overwhelming, but understanding your options can help you plan for the future. Learn more about different types of trusts. Read More
Budgeting for Emergencies

Budgeting for Life’s Unexpected Emergencies

Unexpected costs can set you back financially if you’re not prepared. Here’s what to think about when budgeting for an emergency fund. Read More
Protect Your Family's Finances

How to Keep Your Family’s Finances Recession-Proof

In an ever-changing world, economic uncertainty can cause stress. Follow these tips to keep your family’s finances secure. Read More
Financial Tips for Families with a Special Needs Child

How to Plan for the Future with a Special Needs Child

Help ensure your child is protected and cared for. Learn how life insurance can help. Read More
Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Your Kids about Saving Money

Talking to your kids about financial planning is important. Share these tips about saving money. Read More
Understanding Your Benefits When Changing Jobs

Changing Jobs? 3 Benefits Questions to Ask Before You Do

Your employee benefits won’t follow you from one job to the next. Answer these important benefits questions before changing jobs. Read More
Protect Your Entire Family with Life Insurance

Create a Total Family Life Insurance Plan in 3 Steps

As the head of your household, you have a lot of financial responsibilities. Cover your whole family with life insurance. Read More
Financial Tips for Aging Parents

Planning and Budgeting for Your Elderly Parents

Coping with parents’ needs as they age can be stressful, both financially and emotionally. These tips can help you plan for their future. Read More
Funding a Year Off

6 Tips for Funding a Year off Work

Leaving a full time job can be a big financial risk. Follow these tips to help fund a year off work. Read More
Tips for Saving Money

What’s the Least You Can Do When You’re Having Trouble Saving Money?

The first step toward a more secure financial future is believing that it’s possible. These tips can help you save money. Read More
Summer Budgeting for Freelancers

Freelancers: What to Do When Work Slows Down Over the Summer

Want to make the most of your summer downtime? Here are three tips freelancers can embrace to get ahead. Read More
Retirement Income Plans

Designing Retirement Plans that Help Ensure Income for Life

Employers have an important role to play in designing retirement plans that can help ensure income for life. Help your employees plan for retirement. Read More
Lump Sum Risks in Retirement

The Risks of Taking a Lump Sum Payment in Retirement

Research shows 1 in 5 people who receive a lump sum retirement payout spend it in just 5½ years, on average. Learn how to make your savings last. Read More
Estate Planning Tips

10 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Estates and How to Avoid Them

Estate planning is much more than writing a will. Avoid these ten common estate planning mistakes. Read More
Financial Basics

Simple Answers to Questions You’ve Always Had about Money

Feel like you don’t know much about money? You’re not alone. We answer four common money questions here. Read More
Keep Your New Years Resolutions

6 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick This Year

How many times have you resolved to lose weight, save more money or eat better? Make realistic and achievable New Year’s resolutions this year. Read More
Merging Finances After Marriage

Tying the Knot after Thirty? How to Merge Your Finances

How is marriage different for those who marry later in life? Follow these tips to merge your finances and start making decisions together. Read More
MetLife Foundation's Work with Financial Opportunity Centers

From Minimum Wage to Owning a Business – Jerry Evans and the Path to Financial Independence

With the help of EMERGE and the Local Initiative Support Corporation in Minneapolis, Jerry Evans is on the path to financial independence. Learn more about MetLife Foundation’s work with financial opportunity centers across the U.S. Read More
Balancing Benefits as a Couple

My Plan or Yours? How to Balance Benefits as a Married Couple

Employer sponsored benefits can be a cost saving opportunity for most married couples, but choosing the right benefit options can be complicated. Discover ways to balance your benefits and save more. Read More
Building a Financial Future After Getting Married

Tying the Knot in Your Twenties — Building a Financial Future Together

How is marriage different for couples who say “I do” before they reach their 30th birthday? Those who marry earlier in life have the opportunity to plan for the future together. Discuss these important questions before you get married. Read More
Life Insurance Tips

10 Tips to Get Started with Life Insurance

Taking action to protect your family with the right amount of life insurance coverage is an important part of your lifetime financial plan. Here’s what you should know about life insurance. Read More
Planning for a Longer Life

Do You Have 100 Years to Live? How to Plan for a Centenarian Lifestyle

From retirement plans to managing your health, here are some things to keep in mind to ensure that as we live longer, our later years are healthy, happy and productive. Find out ways to plan for a longer life. Read More
How Teachers Can Boost Retirement Savings

5 Ways Public School Teachers Can Boost Their Retirement Savings

Reach your short and long-term retirement goals by maximizing the savings tools available to you as a teacher and finding creative ways to save even more now. Here are five ways teachers can boost their retirement savings. Read More
Saving for Retirement as a Startup Employee

How to Save For Retirement as a Startup Employee

Working for a startup company or small business often means taking responsibility for your own finances, including retirement planning. Find out a few of the best ways to save for retirement. Read More
How to Plan for Retirement

Planning For Retirement

Retirement can mean different things to different people. Whatever your future holds, one thing is certain – a secure retirement requires thought and careful planning. Start planning for retirement now. Read More
How to Manage Your First Paycheck

What To Do with Your First Paycheck

Your first paycheck is the first step in learning how to manage your money and prepare for your future. Start developing good saving habits. Read More
What You Need to Know about Trust Funds

What You Need to Know About Establishing a Trust Fund

People often associate trusts with the wealthy. But a trust can be an effective financial tool for many people for many reasons. Learn more about trust funds. Read More
An Introduction to Life Insurance

What is Life Insurance? An Introduction

It’s never too early to start thinking about life insurance – get the financial security you and your family need and deserve. Learn more about life insurance. Read More
Conversations About Money

Money Talks Every Couple Should Have

Discussions about money can cause stressful situations and unpleasant arguments between loved ones. Here’s how to talk about money in your relationship. Read More
Financially Prepare for Your First Child

5 Ways to Financially Prepare for Your First Child

There’s a lot to do when you’re expecting a new baby. While it may seem overwhelming to add another item to your to-do list, some smart financial planning now will ensure you’re prepared for the changes that come with having a child. Prioritize these financial tasks. Read More
Tips for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Take These 4 Steps to Recover from Credit Card Debt

Did you know the average American owes more than $6,000 in credit card debt? Fortunately, a few simple steps can help you make a fresh start and stay debt free. Follow these steps to debt relief. Read More
Tips for Special Needs Families

Planning for the Future – 10 Tips for Special Needs Families

When caring for a child or loved one with special needs, it’s important to understand how you can protect your loved ones and help secure their well-being today and tomorrow. Follow these ten tips for special needs families. Read More