November 08, 2018

An El Paso military family uproots their lives—but not careers—in move to Alaska

They call Alaska “The Last Frontier” for good reason. For most Americans, the 49th state evokes a frigid wilderness capped with electric-blue glaciers and frozen tundra, with spruce forests overrun by grizzly bears and crystal-clear rivers swimming with salmon. For the Braccos, a military family that was relocated from El Paso, Texas, to Fairbanks a year ago, it’s the polar opposite of everything they’ve ever known.

November 04, 2018

American workers say private business best-suited to impact community growth

Prudential's fourth American Workers Survey, conducted in September, found that American workers believe the business community is among the best-suited to provide the financing needed to help their communities thrive—with small businesses and large employers ranking ahead of state government, individual community members and federal government.

September 20, 2018

Europe’s elder boom and baby bust: Leaders seek innovation to improve retirement security

Europe’s rising longevity and falling birthrates are pressuring its retirement systems like never before, as its elderly populations grow relative to its working-age populations. By 2050, nearly one in three Europeans will be over the age of 65, a trend that promises to strain the finances of retirees and their families, as well as the societies in which they live.

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.

September 07, 2018

In love, but don’t want to get hitched? Think again, with your wallet

If it seems you’ve gotten fewer wedding invitations lately, it’s not your imagination. Marriage is declining, and not only among young couples. Those nearing retirement age are shying away from marriage, too. Unfortunately, those who never marry could find themselves without a financial safety net.

 

August 31, 2018

Prudential backs federal support of expanding Americans’ access to retirement savings

President Trump today signed an executive order directing the Labor Department to promote programs that enhance retirement security and expand access to workplace retirement savings plans for American workers.

August 29, 2018

Senators hear Prudential's stance on Financial Wellness

Vishal Jain, financial wellness officer for Prudential’s Workplace Solutions Group, told U.S. senators that legislation making it easier for Americans to save for retirement would go a long way to helping them ease mounting financial burdens.

August 21, 2018

A financial wellness case study: Prudential's own employees

The burden of saving for our own retirements, paying a larger share of healthcare costs, and coping with higher education and other debt is taking a toll on our overall health, research shows. Prudential’s partnership with Truven Health Analytics and its IBM Watson technology allowed Prudential for the first time to analyze employee financial stress over the last decade.

August 13, 2018

Six baby registry ‘must-haves’ for financial security

Congratulations, you’re going to be a parent! Time to create your baby registry. Babyletto or Sniglar? Vista, Yoyo or Bugaboo? The Boppy, Baby Bjorn or Keekaroo? You’ve chosen the right crib, stroller and accessories for your baby, but what comes next? For many parents-to-be, the most essential baby gift may be one that lasts beyond childhood—a gift to support a family’s financial well-being.

August 07, 2018

Will U.S. employees benefit from tax law? Finance executives say yes

More than seven months after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many Americans are wondering if corporations will use their newfound capital to offer workers higher wages, enhanced benefits, and additional job opportunities. According to a new survey of senior finance executives, that’s exactly what many companies have in mind.