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Since 1847, Penn Mutual has been committed to helping people live life with confidence. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is central to a sound financial plan. Through our network of trusted advisers, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their dreams. Penn Mutual supports its advisers with retirement and investment services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. We are proud to work together in a values-driven and relationship-based culture. Visit Penn Mutual at

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Legislative Update: CARES, FFCRA and Other Federal Programs for Business Owners

By Penn Mutual | April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has had a broad impact on the U.S. economy at large and on the nation’s businesses, and legislation offers opportunity for relief. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA… Read More

Legislative Update: CARES, FFCRA and Other Federal Programs for Consumers

By Penn Mutual | April 16, 2020

Given the broad impact that COVID-19 has on the U.S. economy at large and on personal finances, legislation offers opportunity for relief. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA Act),… Read More

Financial Professionals: Continuity Planning Helps You Serve Your Clients for Years into the Future

By Penn Mutual | November 26, 2019

Succession and continuity planning are critical topics within the life insurance industry. It’s no secret that the industry overall is aging — there are over 8,600 financial professionals turning age… Read More

Financial Professionals: Achieve Lasting Success with Penn Mutual’s Field Development Team

By Penn Mutual | October 24, 2019

Penn Mutual Vice President of Field Development Heather Scher established the Field Development Team with a very specific goal in mind: to provide resources, support, and programs to our financial… Read More

Navigating the Hidden Risks Emerging in the Indexed Universal Life (IUL) Marketplace

By Penn Mutual | August 5, 2019

New Indexed Universal Life (IUL) products are emerging in the marketplace and becoming increasingly popular. At first glance, these IUL products offer an opportunity for even more upside potential compared… Read More

Considerations when buying life insurance

By Penn Mutual | April 4, 2019

You’ve heard for years that you need to get life insurance. It’s kept you awake at night, and you’ve decided it’s finally time to really do something about it. What type of insurance do you need, and how much?

The Most Common Mistakes People Make in Saving for Retirement

By Penn Mutual | November 6, 2018

In my experience, when people say they’re planning for retirement, that simply means they’ve been putting money away every year. Don’t get me wrong – that’s an important first step – but simply saving for retirement may not count as planning for retirement.

The Hard Truth about “Buy Term, Invest the Difference”

By Penn Mutual | September 4, 2018

In the decades since the idea of “buy term and invest the difference” first gained popularity, we’ve learned that this approach doesn’t work so well in real life. Here is the hard truth of buy term and invest the rest.

Life Insurance Can Balance Retirement and College Savings Goals

By Penn Mutual | 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.

5 Ways to Balance College and Retirement Savings

By Penn Mutual | April 10, 2018

Saving for one goal doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the other. Try these strategies to help you prioritize and balance college and retirement savings.