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Women Can Take Control of Their Finances

By Ande Frazier | September 25, 2018

Women are not finding the help they need when it comes to their money. This is especially true during times of change, like divorce, marriage, children, widowhood, retirement and everything in between. I recently sat down with Julie Parise for a video interview on the steps women can take to get greater control over their finances.

On the Watch for Financial Abuse

By Christine Palmer 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.

Women and Wealth: Empower Yourself

By Ande Frazier | January 3, 2017

Did you know that women age 50 and older control a net worth of $19 trillion and own more than 3/4 of the nation’s financial wealth? That’s no small number. With women controlling as much wealth as they are, it’s important to have a clear understanding of how to manage it.

Stepping into Your Power: A Call to Action through Women of Impact

By Helene Lerner | March 29, 2016

Earlier this month, I launched an online video series called Women of Impact, short one-on-one interviews with women leaders who are playing an active role in reshaping the world. The Women of Impact segment for April features my interview with Eileen McDonnell, Chairman & CEO of Penn Mutual. I chose Eileen for my second interview because I think she has an important message to share.

Go Red for Women: Heart Health and Financial Health Go Hand-in-Hand

By Margaret Walker | February 23, 2016

There is this myth that heart disease is a bigger problem for men than for women. The reality is that heart disease kills more women than men and is the cause of one out of every three female deaths in the U.S. Penn Mutual has been a major local supporter of the Go Red for Women initiative.

Suddenly Single: Financial Advice for Newly Widowed and Divorced Women

By Joan Wilton | February 9, 2016

Women who suddenly find themselves alone, either through divorce or the death of their spouse, face some daunting financial challenges.

The One Secret Advisers Should Know About Women and Wealth

By Penn Mutual | December 8, 2015

Women now control more than half of U.S. personal wealth, yet many financial advisors often treat women as an afterthought. In my own practice, I find that women make great clients. They’re very loyal, they refer their friends, and they choose on value rather than price alone.

Women Are Taking Charge—of Both Their Physical and Financial Health

By Eileen C. McDonnell | May 19, 2015

For women, our financial health and our physical health are tied together more closely than you might think. Penn Mutual and Go Red For Women share a passion for empowering women to take charge of their physical and financial health.

Mother’s Day Survey on Women and Money: Would You Ask Your Mom for Financial Advice?

By Stacey Fabricant | May 5, 2015

Generation is more important than gender in understanding how you view your mother’s ability to make decisions about money and finances. This is one of the findings from a recent national study of approximately 2,400 U.S. residents.