November 03, 2017

Natural disasters don’t need to be financial disasters

Even if the damage to homes and personal property is devastating, the financial impact of a natural disaster doesn’t have to be. There are lessons to be learned from those who bounced back from past disasters—and the strategies, programs and policies that helped them do it.

October 26, 2017

Spooky fact: Workers spend more time on Halloween than on benefits decisions

It’s that season again, when ghosts and goblins take to the streets, Thanksgiving menus are planned and gift lists are written—and when most employers offer open enrollment for health and benefit plans.

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.

August 09, 2017

Going back to school with a plan to beat student loan debt

For far too many college students entering their senior year, student loan debt is causing more sleepless nights than final exams—but not for Eve Mahaney, a Class of 2018 photography major at Ithaca College and daughter of Jim Mahaney, Prudential’s vice president of strategic initiatives.

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.

June 19, 2017

LGBT leaders highlight the many meanings of “worth”

Worth was a recurring theme among the LGBT leaders and allies who spoke at Prudential’s 2016/2017 LGBT Financial Experience Symposium at Prudential Tower in downtown Newark, kicking off Newark’s LGBT Pride Week.

May 24, 2017

On graduation day, students dream big, face down debt

Caps and gowns, hugs and hurrahs, flowers and camera flashes filled the plaza outside The Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J., following a recent Rutgers University-Newark commencement ceremony. Many of the Class of 2017 acknowledged the sacrifices made to get them there. Those with student loan debt, however, discussed the sacrifices they have yet to make.

May 19, 2017

Striving to achieve financial wellness for American families

If you were hit with a financial emergency today, like an unexpected medical cost, a car repair, there’s a good chance you couldn’t cover it. In fact, according to a new Prudential report, more than 60 percent of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $500 emergency.

May 16, 2017

Prudential doubles down on financial wellness; offers new tools to unlock “The Wellness Effect”

NEWARK, N.J., May 16, 2017 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) has deepened its commitment to the financial wellness of American families. The company announced a three-year $5 million partnership with the Aspen Institute to advance solutions that increase financial security for all American workers, and armed employers with new tools and resources to help them to understand and improve the financial health of their workforce.

March 22, 2017

A cautionary retirement tale

More than two in five Americans inaccurately assess their retirement preparedness, perhaps worrying more than they need to, or not being concerned enough about how much money they’ve saved, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College’s latest National Retirement Risk Index research, sponsored by Prudential.