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The latest insights from our experts on attitudes, behaviors and trends that impact long-term financial security. Thought leaders from across the globe provide data analysis, research and perspective on the economy, investment management, retirement security and more. 

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Grandmother considers what she may be able to do to feel confident about her options to spend her savings over retirement.

How can financial professionals and plan sponsors help more people feel confident about spending down their savings over a 20-, or even 30-year retirement?

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The election may dominate November economic news, but other key factors are important too. How should the news affect your plans and goals?

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Business financials and outlook have improved since the depths of the pandemic, but our new survey also acknowledges the remaining challenges on the path to recovery.

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Photo of a business owner adapting their business practices during COVID-19.

The 2020 Principal Financial Well-Being Index measured resilience and optimism among U.S. employers. Businesses of all sizes are maintaining workforce and striving hard toward recovery.

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Photo of a woman who is staying the course with her investments during market volatility.

The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life at least for the next several weeks, but it doesn’t change the long-term outlook for your retirement savings: Stay the course.

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Photo of a person who is pausing and not reacting during market volatility.

Don’t let the short-term turmoil and trading halts in the markets derail your long-term financial plan.

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