2011 Advisor Hall of Fame
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Americans' Financial Well-Being Still Low: Principal Financial
Principal Financial released its fourth quarter Financial Well-Being Index on Wednesday, which tracks changes among small and mid-sized businesses.
Insurance Update: Down, Down, Down
Run a Google search these days for "insurance company ratings downgrade" and you'll come up with page after page of companies losing ground, from Aegon...
Life insurers cope with fourth-quarter losses
U.S. life insurers are being hit by charges to boost reserves for variable annuity equity market guarantees, according to Reuters news service. Principal Financial, Lincoln National...
Life insurance weathers the storm
In the middle of a financial storm, words like "strong" or "stable" are sorely missed. But they seem to be flowing descriptions about the life...
Workers/Retirees Hanging Onto Homes
Amid a shaky housing market, the majority of Americans (73%) say they plan to hold on to their homes--one of their biggest assets, while 21% of working Americans who are five years from retirement also plan to stay in their homes during their golden years, according to the latest Principal...
Principal Finds Sentiment for Auto-Enrollment
Employees favor a "do-it-for-me" approach when it comes to retirement saving
Getting Past Square One
When Mike Matson of Matson Financial Advisors in Danbury, Connecticut, decided to add retirement plans to his practice, he found that his background in planning...
Principal to Ax Two International Funds
Oct. 16, 2002 -- Principal Financial Grp (PFG) plans to eliminate two small mutual funds that invest overseas by merging them into a larger international...
Principal Scuttles Large-Cap Fund
Aug. 19, 2002 -- Principal Financial Grp (PFG) is eliminating the Principal Partners Large Cap Growth Fund/A (PLCAX) by merging it into the larger Principal...