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Posts by Larry Zimpleman, chairman, president and chief executive officer, the Principal Financial Group

It Takes a Village



In the past 40 years, the U.S. economy has seen five different recessions. In most of those recessions, we lost about 2 percent of our workforce (including 2001). It then took about 2-3 years for the subsequent economic growth to regrow those jobs back to the pre-recession level. With the 2001…

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Be an Advocate for Retirement Plans that Work



“An object at rest or in uniform motion will remain in that state unless an external force acts upon it.” Newton’s First Law of Motion, 1687, translated from Latin Isaac Newton was experimenting with inanimate objects when he discovered the laws of motion. But we in the retirement industry…

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