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What I Learned about Life Insurance

By Kristen Thomas | July 17, 2018

As a brand ambassador for Penn Mutual, the company has not only helped me pursue my passion for rugby but has given me support to help plan my financial future. This past year I had a chance to meet with Penn Mutual associates and learn more about life insurance. What I learned about the many different ways life insurance can help you and your family throughout your life was eye opening.

Can Technology Take Place of An Adviser for Millennials?

By Stephanie Nguyen | July 11, 2018

According to 2018 Bank of America Millennial Report, one in four millennials often worry about their finances, and one in three named ‘not having enough money saved’ as a top stressor. Is there an app for that?

Personal Finance in Your Middle Years

By Kevin Gianfortune | July 3, 2018

For those of us in our “middle years,” this is an important time in our lives. We are hitting our stride in our careers, we’ve settled down with a spouse and a house, and maybe started a family. Things that were once remote possibilities are starting to take a more concrete form. With this in mind, we need to start thinking differently about our financial lives.

How to Manage Money Through Grief

By Ande Frazier | June 27, 2018

The pain of losing a spouse is unimaginable, and it’s a loss that you can never be ready for. When that loss is coupled with having to make financial decisions, this can make for a very overwhelming process. The good news is there is a path forward.

Succession Planning is a Must-Do for Every Business

By Jordon Katz | June 19, 2018

Every business owner should have a succession plan in place, so that the business keeps running smoothly no matter what.

Life Insurance Can Balance Retirement and College Savings Goals

By Andrew Martin | June 12, 2018

Parents face a tough choice: Save for their children’s college education or save for retirement. Fortunately, this is not an either/or situation, because there are strategies that allow parents to save for both needs simultaneously. One important and often overlooked tool for achieving this is permanent life insurance.

Mentoring is a Win for both Mentor and Mentee

By Jessica Choi | June 5, 2018

Mentoring can be a powerful experience, especially for those of us in the financial industry. I thought I was joining the Women in Financial Services (WIFS) mentorship program to give back, but I’ve learned so much through the experience than I thought possible.

What to Do with an Inheritance

By Margaret Muldoon | May 29, 2018

When my father died two years after my mom, he left me half of the family home and the majority of his life insurance. I was working in the financial services industry by that point, so I understood the value of meeting with a financial adviser, who gave me guidance on what to do with my inheritance.

The Importance of Cash Flow in Your Personal Financial Planning

By Mark Mappa | May 23, 2018

We think of cash flow as something only businesses or governments contend with, but it is integral to our personal financial lives as well. Cash flow enables us to do what we want, and to help achieve our goals or objectives — whether to get a mortgage, save for college, take a vacation, or save and invest for retirement.

Raising the Bar on the Advice Standard

By Tim Donahue | May 15, 2018

Whether or not the SEC decides to implement changes to the advice standard, financial advisers must realize that their traditional value proposition has been turned on its head. Advisers once built their business around commissions and product sales, giving advice away for free, but financial transactions have become a commodity. The value of the client-adviser relationship is now in the advice.

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