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Deferred Compensation Remains a Good Choice for Highly Compensated Employees

By J. Clifford Dixon | March 20, 2018

Deferred compensation is an often-overlooked way of sheltering income from taxes. It’s not right for everyone, but it has one big advantage: There is no limit to how much income can be deferred.

A Strategy for Optimizing Your Retirement Income

By Walter Young | March 14, 2018

“Save for retirement.” We’ve all heard the message of how important it is to save for retirement. But for all the talk about socking money away, there’s seldom any discussion of how to use that money in retirement so that it can last your entire life.

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.

Why Personal Coverage Reviews are Important

By Claire Gallagher | February 20, 2018

Life insurance is not a “once and done” decision, as the needs and purposes behind life insurance changes over the course of a lifetime. That’s why personal coverage reviews are important. The “personal” in the phrase “personal coverage review” is intentional, as the process starts with a review of what has changed in your personal life.

Heart Disease in Women – Small Steps Can Lead to Big Strides in Health and Well-being

By Michael Clark, M.D. | February 13, 2018

Heart disease affects more than 6 million women annually and is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Surprised? You’re not alone – one recent American Heart Association survey indicated that almost half of those surveyed, particularly younger women and those in racial and ethnic minorities were not fully aware of the risk represented by heart disease, particularly coronary artery heart disease.

Four Commitments for Financial Success

By Carolyn Humphrey | February 6, 2018

Nowhere is a commitment more essential to success than when it comes to financial success. Here are four commitments you can make now that will help you understand what you need to do to reach financial success and, more importantly, the steps you need to take to make this happen.

What I Learned from Visiting a Financial Adviser

By Madison Hughes | January 30, 2018

As a professional rugby player my schedule is incredibly busy. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a Penn Mutual Financial Adviser, and I am better off for having this experience.

How to Get Your Financial Life in Order on a Snow Day

By Cara Drew | January 23, 2018

Snow days can bring a welcome respite from the rush and bustle of everyday life. Suddenly housebound with nowhere to go and nothing to do, it can be a rare chance to just sit quietly watching the snow fall, or maybe to tackle some household projects you’ve been putting off. Here’s an idea that can combine deep thought with something you might have long neglected: Take some time to get your financial life in order. Here are a few financial things to think about if you find yourself with a snow day.

How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Estate

By Margaret Muldoon | January 16, 2018

When it comes to estate planning, many people view choosing an Executor (also referred to as Personal Representative) as the easiest part of the process. However, when planning your Will, choosing the right Executor can be one of the most important decisions you’ll make.