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Reflections on Military Service: The Return to Civilian Life

By Sheri Rhoades | June 2, 2020

Penn Mutual’s long-standing commitment to veterans is evident in their support of programs that assist in transitioning to civilian life and offer career opportunities in financial services. The company’s support… Read More

Make Your Wishes Known: The Benefits of Pre-planning a Funeral

By Margaret Muldoon | December 11, 2018

When someone passes away, no matter how old they are, it’s difficult for the family to make decisions about how to handle the funeral. But if you have your plans outlined, it takes a lot of the stress off the family. Think big about your estate plan, but don’t forget the little things.

Teaching Young Adults to be Wise Spenders

By Carolyn Humphrey | April 24, 2018

When it comes to financial literacy, it’s critical to start early by teaching young children to become early savers. It is equally important to follow through during their teenage years, into college and young adulthood. Here are five ways to raise financially responsible young adults.

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.

Yes, Millennials Can Qualify for Life Insurance

By Raymond Caucci | September 5, 2017

According to research by LIMRA , 41 percent of millennials think they don’t qualify for life insurance. I find that shocking, and I take it as a challenge. We in the insurance industry need to do a better job communicating the value of life insurance to younger generations. Ironically, millennials are probably among the best possible candidates for life insurance.

Making the Transition from Military to Civilian Life

By Dennis Wilson | November 8, 2016

I joined the Navy for personal reasons. I had dropped out of college, and I felt lost. My great uncle told me stories about my grandfather and how serving in the Navy had changed his life. My mom was against it, but joining the Navy turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Then it came time for me to leave the military and rejoin civilian life.

Why a Health Care Proxy and Durable Power of Attorney are a Must for Every Child Over 18

By Margaret Muldoon | May 31, 2016

The hard fact is that once a child turns 18, parents no longer have any parental rights. Legally, parents have no say over medical or financial decisions involving their newly adult child. Every child over the age of 18 should sign a Health Care Proxy and a Durable Power of Attorney.

Lessons from the Shamrock

By Eileen C. McDonnell | May 10, 2016

I was humbled to receive one of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), which celebrates diversity, fostering tolerance and championing respect for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity or faith.