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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.

5 Ways to Balance College and Retirement Savings

By Penn Mutual | April 10, 2018

Saving for one goal doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the other. Try these strategies to help you prioritize and balance college and retirement savings.

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.

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 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.

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.

What to Expect Financially When You’re Expecting

By Paul and Susana Tompkin | August 9, 2016

Having a baby is a big step, both emotionally and financially. A lot has been written about the everyday aspects of having a baby, but we thought it might be good to talk about the financial side of becoming a parent.

10 Financial Things To Do Before You’re 40

By Zachary Meissner | March 1, 2016

There truly are some important financial things you should do before you turn 40. There is a good reason for this: At age 40, you are still relatively young and healthy, and time is on your side.

College Planning for Kindergartners

By David O’Malley | September 22, 2015

It’s never too early to start planning for college, or too late. If you’re a parent of a kindergartner, here is what you need to know for planning for college.