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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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Teach Your Children to Be Early Savers

By Penn Mutual | March 7, 2018

Learning healthy financial habits early on can set children up for a successful future. But although almost 90% of parents talk to their kids about money, nearly 60% feel ill-prepared to tackle the topic. Luckily, teaching your kids to be money smart doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here are some strategies for giving your children a head start on saving.

Remarriage and Estate Planning

By Penn Mutual | February 27, 2018

Marrying again later in life may mean untangling some sticky financial issues, particularly where an estate plan is concerned. If remarriage is on the horizon, here are the most important things to keep in mind as you join forces—and finances—with your soon-to-be spouse.

How to Recover Financially from the Holidays

By Penn Mutual | January 9, 2018

43% of holiday shoppers regret their splurges, according to a survey by Lending Tree. Here are 7 mostly painless ways to restore your financial balance.

How Permanent Life Insurance Can Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future

By Penn Mutual | January 2, 2018

Purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your kids when they’re young can offer a combination of affordably priced premiums and locked-in insurability for life. Permanent life insurance can also yield something else that may be even more important: cash value.

Safeguard Your Small Business With Key Employee Insurance

By Penn Mutual | December 26, 2017

One of the most important aspects of owning a small business is protecting your assets, and that includes the most valued members of your team. That’s where key employee insurance comes in.

Does Your Estate Plan Cover Your Digital Assets?

By Penn Mutual | December 19, 2017

Going online to manage your money, check emails, plan your calendar or stay connected with friends and family eliminates paper trails, but it creates something else: digital assets. While digital assets may not have a physical presence, like a home or collectibles, you still need to make room for them in your estate plan.

5 Reasons to Buy Life Insurance in Your 20s

By Penn Mutual | December 6, 2017

Buying life insurance in your 20s can yield some key benefits that you may lose out on by waiting to get covered. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing life insurance, but you’re not sure the time is right, here are five reasons not to put it off.

GoFundMe Doesn’t Replace Planning – or Life Insurance

By Penn Mutual | September 12, 2017

The crowdfunding website GoFundMe says it has raised $4 billion for people in need, helping to build funds that go toward final expenses and raising money for surviving family members. While it’s great to see an outpouring of love and support for people in a time of need, I hope that people don’t come to see GoFundMe as a replacement for life insurance.

Use a Midyear Financial Checkup to Boost Your Business by New Year’s Eve

By Penn Mutual | August 1, 2017

Maintaining your business’s financial health is a lot like preserving your physical health; you need to schedule regular checkups to make sure everything’s running smoothly. With the year half over, it’s a good time to hit the pause button and assess how well your business is doing.

Life Insurance Remains a Strong Source of Stability in an Uncertain Tax Environment

By Penn Mutual | May 30, 2017

Just as estate planning has changed in recent years, so has the use of life insurance in estate planning. Life insurance can effectively serve multiple purposes and objectives in an estate plan, and has more uses beyond simply providing a death benefit to pay estate taxes.