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Are Millennials Too Conservative When Investing?

October 11, 2011
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Like baby boomers and Gen X'ers before them, now it's the millennials' turn to be targeted for their lack of savings savvy for retirement. Some say they are stock-market averse, and others contend it's from watching their parents' hard-earned savings go poof over the past several years.
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New Group to Go to Bat for Retirement Plan Advisers

September 29, 2011
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Among other things, the National Association of Plan Advisors plans to fight to keep tax breaks for retirement savings.
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Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011

September 28, 2011
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These companies have shown that a commitment to outstanding benefits can be a factor in having a successful business.
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Investing in Employees

September 28, 2011
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Despite a tough, volatile economy, 10 small to midsize companies have been able to run successful businesses while bringing stability to employees through strong benefits programs. These businesses have made Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011 list.
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The Hot List: 2011 401(k) Plan Administrators

September 21, 2011
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Listed in alphabetical order. Published September 2011.
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The Hot List: 2011 Health Insurers

September 13, 2011
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Listed in alphabetical order. Published April 2011.
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Shellshocked Gen Y Crossing Off Stocks as Investments

September 7, 2011
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Their principal concern is protecting what they have now, seemingly taking a page from their grandparents' book on saving for retirement.
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Dear Workforce How Does 1,000-Hour Rule Apply to Non-Retirement Benefits?

September 7, 2011
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Does the 1,000-hour IRC and ERISA rule apply to other benefit programs, besides retirement, such as group health plans?
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401(k)s Hang on as Stock Market Ride Gets Rough

August 23, 2011
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Financial advisers and executives at retirement plan providers said that employees, while tending toward caution, do not appear to be panicked. During the wild swings a few weeks ago, participants largely sought information.
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