Just ask Alexa
Listen up as Alexa helps you gain insight—without lifting a finger—through weekly retirement planning and financial wellness tips from Principal®.Get the Principal® Flash Briefing skill now
It's pretty quick and simple. Enable the skill by saying, “Alexa, enable Principal® Flash Briefing."
Just say “Learn my voice” and follow the instructions to create a voice profile. This way when Alexa recognizes your voice, Flash Briefing skips the tips you’ve already heard.
Ask her, “Alexa, what's my flash briefing?” This way, each week you'll get tidbits that can help you in the moment.
Want even more financial insights? Check out the Principal® Financial Tips skill.
This week's tip from us
The new year is the perfect time to reflect on money habits and build a plan for the future. Need help creating a budget? Consider the 50-30-20 rule. Here's how it works. 50% of your income goes toward essential living expenses—think housing and food. Then, 20% goes to building your savings—this is your emergency fund and retirement account contribution. Then, the last 30% goes to personal wants—this is for things like online shopping and TV subscriptions. If you overspend in certain categories, simply adjust by spending less in other categories that may not be as important. Make a budget to see where you stand today.