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Changes in business, markets, and culture all affect our daily lives. Keep on top of news and trends, as we share our views on issues that matter to you.

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GoFundMe Doesn’t Replace Planning – or Life Insurance

By William Stevens | 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.

Penn Mutual Revolutionizes the Purchasing of Life Insurance with a New Automated, Accelerated Experience

By David O’Malley | September 8, 2017

Penn Mutual achieved a major milestone this week when we processed our first life insurance policy on our innovative, new accelerated client experience. The new client experience requires no medical testing for many individuals and can take as little as 24 hours from application to payment, compared to an industry average of 30 days or more! The experience eliminates all the paperwork and delays that slow the current life insurance application, underwriting and policy delivery process.

Why Financial Services is a Good Career Fit for Millennials

By Adam Paoli | August 29, 2017

The financial services industry presents an incredible opportunity for Millennials looking for not just a job but a career. The demographics of our industry alone make a compelling case. In a previous blog post, it was noted that the average adviser is over age 50 and approaching retirement within the next ten years. We are going to see many of those practices needing to be transitioned and eventually succeeded, and Millennials like myself are well-positioned to take advantage of that. But there’s more to this than just demographics.

Intern Life at Penn Mutual

By Megan Berardelli | August 21, 2017

As the summer comes to a close, I am reflecting on my experience as a human resources (HR) intern at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. I was one of 25 interns from across the country that spent this summer with Penn Mutual — the biggest class of interns yet!

Social Media for the Small Business

By Amy McIlwain | August 8, 2017

We live in the era of social media. It pervades our lives, shaping it in ways we hardly recognize. Small business owners may hear “they need to be on social media,” but they often don’t know where to start or what to do. Here are five simple steps to getting started with social media.

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.

Rugby Leadership Summit Builds the Next Generation of Leaders

By Jessica Choi | July 11, 2017

After this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, we held an invitation-only Leadership Summit for a select group of rugby players. Not only does Penn Mutual love rugby, we also want to help build the next generation of leaders.

12 Tips to Help You Become Financially Fit

By Joseph Radovic | June 28, 2017

I was struck by how much of what I learned in my journey to complete an IRONMAN marathon could correlate to anyone striving to move ahead in their personal or business life. The parallels between physical health and financial health were striking. Here are 12 tips to help you become financially fit.

The Travis Manion Foundation: Instilling Character in the Next Generation of Leaders

By Ryan Manion | May 23, 2017

The idea of character education is something that’s desperately needed in our society, and the idea also resonates with the veterans. One of the biggest challenges facing many veterans is losing that sense of feeling connected to something bigger than themselves. Many of the veterans in Travis Manion Foundation programs have found that working with kids and teaching them about what it means to be a leader is an avenue to regain that connection.

Hitting the Trifecta: Drexel Students Study How to Reinvent Life Insurance for Millennials

By Cassandra Vidal | May 16, 2017

I am a student at Drexel University. Our class paired up with Penn Mutual to address three business challenges the company was facing. My team was assigned the first challenge: The Language of Life Insurance, changing the way people talk about life insurance, with a focus on reaching millennials and Generation Z.