Principal Adds Educational Guides to Retirement Income Edge Program

May 28, 2009 ( - Financial professionals can help clients understand the implications of retirement choices on their retirement income using new educational guides from the Principal Financial Group.

According to a press release, the new educational materials explore:

  • Social Security Considerations for Married Couples;
  • Benefits of Delaying Retirement;
  • Net Unrealized Appreciation; and
  • Five Key Retirement Risks.

“One of the biggest risks we face in retirement is outliving our savings,” said Randy Bachman, assistant vice president, Retirement and Investor Services at The Principal, in the announcement.    “Now more than ever before investors are turning to financial professionals to guide them through ways to reduce that risk.”

The new educational guides are part of Principal Retirement Income Edge, a program equipping financial professionals with education, tools and other resources to help meet client needs and grow their retirement income planning business (see Principal Gives Advisers Income Planning Edge ).