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.

July 25, 2018

Prudential and Babylist introduce the first life insurance policy new parents can add to registry

NEWARK, N.J., July 25, 2018 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), and Babylist, the fastest-growing baby registry in the United States, launched a new strategic relationship to create a crowd-funded life insurance solution designed specifically for expecting parents, which is now available as an add-on to their baby registries. This is the first time a life insurance company has partnered with a baby registry.

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 12, 2018

Three tax savings strategies for a secure retirement to try right now

Individuals who rushed to prepay property taxes after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have saved some money in 2018—but that’s pennies compared to the long-term tax savings taxpayers should take advantage of before the TCJA’s individual tax provisions are expected to expire in 2026.

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.

July 02, 2018

Millennials’ vision of the future looks beyond flying cars

Fifty years ago, Philip K. Dick’s landmark sci-fi novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” envisioned a 21st century of androids, flying cars and space colonies. What happened? Sure, we have Android phones, but what about our flying cars?

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).

June 07, 2018

Social Security’s slide: Time to hit the panic button?

Social Security’s announcement that the program will operate at a deficit this year delivers a stark warning to future retirees counting on Social Security as their main source of income.

May 14, 2018

American workers say financial wellness, retirement security require public policy solutions

American workers rank retirement security above job security, taxes and the cost of college among the top issues they want congressional candidates to talk more about on the campaign trail this year, according to a new survey.