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 19, 2018

Under new tax law, finance leaders show appetite for pension de-risking

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is driving senior finance executives to reduce the liability risks associated with their corporate defined benefit (DB) pension plans. That revelation was one of the important findings of a new study conducted by CFO Research in collaboration with Prudential Financial, focusing on how the new tax law is influencing a range of pension fund-related decisions.

June 18, 2018

Divorce compounds retirement risk

NEWARK, N.J., June 18, 2018 - Divorced Americans are at greater risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, according to new research conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College with the support of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

June 14, 2018

Annuities on the upswing as more Americans shift to a post-retirement income mindset

Americans are not just living longer, they’re living younger, active lives. That’s a good thing.

But it also presents a problem. Americans are facing a silent, growing crisis. Retirement is no longer an end-stage; it’s a transition point. And as Americans live longer, active lives, they could have a greater chance of running out of retirement savings.

May 30, 2018

Stable value funds a new trend in college savings

For years, many 529 plans offered money market funds as their conservative investment option. Now, they’re increasingly replacing them with stable value funds, investment vehicles wrapped in insurance contracts that guarantee a specific minimum return. A new white paper from Prudential Financial, Inc., "529 Plans: Assessing the Stable Value Option", examines why.

May 09, 2018

Hawaii renews agreement with Prudential Retirement to manage $2.4 billion plan

NEWARK, N.J., May 09, 2018 - State of Hawaii officials informed Prudential Retirement that Hawaii has renewed its contract with Prudential to oversee its State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan (a.k.a., The Island $avings Plan) totaling nearly $2.4 billion in retirement assets. Prudential Retirement, among the industry’s largest recordkeepers, is a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU).

May 09, 2018

Prudential and PIC reach sixth longevity reinsurance agreement amid surging demand for pension de-risking

NEWARK, N.J., May 09, 2018 - Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), and Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC), have struck their sixth longevity reinsurance transaction since 2015. The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) assumes the longevity risk for £900 million (about $1.2 billion) in pension liabilities, representing approximately 7,500 pensioners across two pension schemes.

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).