April 11, 2019

Prudential expands financial wellness capabilities to address Americans’ most pressing financial needs

NEWARK, N.J., April 11, 2019 - Prudential Financial, Inc. announced the introduction of a range of new financial wellness solutions to help address the most pressing financial challenges facing American consumers.

April 10, 2019

We’re average students, getting a “C” when it comes to understanding finances, Americans say

NEWARK, N.J., April 10, 2019 - More than half of Americans say they’d earn a “C” or lower when it comes to financial literacy, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

December 11, 2018

Diversity and financial wellness: Prudential study explores financial lives of Americans by race, gender, sexual identity, caregiver status

NEWARK, N.J., December 11, 2018 - Bright spots and areas of optimism exist within traditionally underserved groups in the face of income inequality, retirement insecurity and household debt, new data from Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) reveals. The in-depth exploration of data from Prudential’s Financial Wellness Census™ highlights the dramatic differences in the experiences of diverse populations within the U.S., many of whom were disproportionately impacted by the 2008 financial crisis.

September 17, 2018

One-third of Americans don’t have an accurate perception of their finances, Prudential’s Financial Wellness Census reveals

A third of Americans believe they are either better or worse off financially than they actually are, a new Prudential study says.

July 24, 2018

Emergency savings feature can help plan sponsors increase employees’ financial wellness, Prudential says

NEWARK, N.J., July 24, 2018 - Most Americans don’t have enough savings to cover unexpected expenses, tempting many to make the costly mistake of raiding their workplace retirement savings plans. Using after-tax contributions to an existing retirement plan to build savings that can be accessed to cover emergencies could help, according to Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

July 10, 2018

Working in retirement may be the new norm according to PGIM Investments study

NEWARK, N.J., July 10, 2018 - Few current retirees take a new job in their golden years—but more than half of future retirees expect to continue working during retirement, driven by uncertainty about Social Security and their own financial preparedness, a new study from PGIM Investments reveals.

June 26, 2018

Gen X gig economy workers struggling to gain financial wellness, Prudential study finds

NEWARK, N.J., June 26, 2018 - The “gig economy”—which includes everyone from rideshare drivers to freelance graphic designers—has become an important source of income for three generations of Americans: Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. However, the financial wellness and retirement preparedness of these gig workers are far from assured—particularly for Gen Xers, according to a new research paper from Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

May 07, 2018

Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years

Growing awareness of how financial wellness programs benefit employees has driven rapid growth in plan adoption among employers. Now, they say big data could help measure results, customize programs and fill remaining gaps, according to a survey from Prudential’s Workplace Solutions Group, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

August 30, 2017

Gig economy may threaten financial wellness of contract workers, Prudential survey shows

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 30, 2017 - The gig economy — the increasingly popular employment model where people work as independent contractors rather than employees of companies — has a destabilizing effect on personal financial security, a Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) survey shows.

June 22, 2017

Prudential: public service employee pensions only a step to retirement security, survey says

NEWARK, N.J., June 22, 2017 - Despite a persistent belief that public employees such as teachers, police and firefighters will be taken care of in retirement thanks to the pension plans of old, a survey sponsored by Prudential Retirement shows that today’s shifting political and economic landscape may have left them and their employers on shaky ground.