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Empowering Heroes at The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

By Ted Digges, Captain, SC, USN (Ret.) | November 14, 2017

After 15 years in the Navy, I was planning my next steps as I re-entered civilian life. I was interested in a career in financial services, and I was even taking distance learning classes at The American College to gain the appropriate certifications. Then 9/11 happened…

What Working with a Financial Adviser Did for Me

By Alexandra Swan | November 7, 2017

Five years ago, my 15-year marriage ended and suddenly I was thrust into single parenthood. Once the divorce dust settled, and bank accounts, retirement funds, and the profits from the sale of the joint home were distributed, I found myself thinking, “What now?”

Love the Legacy: Reflections on the Life of Significance Award

By Jenna Jones | October 31, 2017

I was honored to be the recipient of Penn Mutual’s Life of Significance award for this year. I had no idea I had even been nominated by my coach until I got the phone call while at rugby practice. I’ve since read the amazing bios of the other nominees, and I’m humbled to have even been nominated.

It’s Time for a National First Responders Day

By Peter Tedone | October 24, 2017

I’ve been a first responder myself for over 43 years. It seems strange that there is no national day of recognition for first responders. There are certainly days honoring the police and firefighters, but those are only two of the many different roles that are considered “first responders,” those who put their lives on the line by running towards danger in order to help others.

My Experience in Writing a Will

By Jay Perlman | October 17, 2017

I just went through the process of meeting with attorneys to draw up a Will and deal with all the issues of my impending demise. Or, maybe my demise is not so impending, but I think it still makes sense to be prepared.

On the Watch for Financial Abuse

By Christine Hennigan | October 10, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The numbers are shocking, and there is a relatively unknown side of domestic abuse to be on the watch for: Financial abuse. One in four women will be victims of some sort of domestic abuse in their lifetime, either emotional or physical abuse. Of these, 99 percent of them will also be victims of financial abuse, where the abuser uses money as a means of manipulation. Here is what you can do about it.

Celebrating Customer Service, and Preparing for the Accelerated Client Experience

By Helen Rennie | October 3, 2017

We are passionate about customer service here at Penn Mutual. Because of that, we are also passionate about Customer Service Week. The theme this year is “Building Trust,” which is very important to us. This is a nationwide event , but we work hard to make it our own. The work we do in Adviser & Client Services and other areas of the company is taking on even more importance with the recent launch of Penn Mutual’s accelerated client experience.

The Living Benefits of Life Insurance

By Zach Hamilton | September 26, 2017

While the death benefit is the essential component of life insurance, there are many ways that permanent life insurance can be a valuable resource for you over the course of your life, while you are alive. We call these the “living benefits of life insurance,” and they can be significant.

The Miracle of Life Insurance

By Maury Stewart | September 19, 2017

Life insurance is an amazing invention. It truly is a miracle, and here’s why. Life insurance is the only financial instrument I know of where, with a few strokes of a pen and a few pennies per thousand dollars of death benefit, you can create an estate immediately.

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.