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Financial Expert Provides Women Business Owners a Roadmap for Retirement

The Principal Women in Business Teleclass Series Features Karen Starr

August 26, 2009 (Des Moines, IA) — Every seven seconds, one of the 77 million baby boomers turns 50[1], which equals 11,960 people a day and more than four million a year. These statistics prompted The Principal® Women in Business Teleclass Series live complimentary teleclass, September 15 at 12 p.m. (CT) entitled, "Plan Ahead to Get Ahead: Seven Myths that Can Wreck Your Retirement." It features Karen Starr, a registered representative and financial advisor with Princor Financial Services Corporation and financial representative of Principal Life Insurance Company and Principal National Life Insurance Company.

"The retirement plans that worked for our parents or grandparents don't translate into today's world," said Michelle Swanson, assistant director of advertising, The Principal®. "With almost two decades of experience in the financial industry, Karen Starr will help inspire and educate women business owners on how to take charge of their financial future and prepare for retirement with the latest planning tips, resources and tools."

Starr is a seasoned financial professional with the Principal Financial Group®. She works with both individuals and businesses to find a financial strategy and planning process that is unique to their needs.

Held on "Teleclass Tuesdays," the series of four complimentary teleclasses are squarely focused on bringing the best leaders, ideas and tools to women business owners to navigate the recession.

This third session in 2009's program allows the audience unique interaction in a casual format with the speaker and moderator, Jane Berentson, Editor of Inc. Magazine. To take part in the program and become a member, register at

About The Principal® Women in Business Teleclass Series
The teleclass is provided by the Principal Financial Group®. It features nationally recognized business leaders and thinkers from bestselling author and "Today" show financial contributor Jean Chatzky to chocolate visionary and multi-million dollar business owner Katrina Markoff. Class summaries and audio of all past programs are available for download at

The program's moderator is Jane Berentson, editor of Inc. Magazine.

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal ®)[2] is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement and investment services, life and health insurance, and banking through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the Fortune 500, the Principal Financial Group has $257.7 billion in assets under management[3] and serves some 18.8 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit

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As of June 30, 2009

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