◀ The Principal Blog

Posts from the ‘Retail Investors’ category

Social Security Benefits: It’s All in the Timing



Social Security is a huge part of retirement planning. And the very first decision people make about this critical benefit — when to start Social Security benefits — may be the most important. If you take benefits too soon, you’ll receive a smaller check each month. But if you wait, you’ll…

Read more

Breaking Down the Jargon: Yield vs. Total Return



Making financial decisions is hard enough for the average investor. What makes it even tougher, though, is investing jargon that many people don’t really understand. “Yield” and “total return” are two good examples. An investor comparing one investment’s yield with another…

Read more

Recent