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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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