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Have You Made Plans for Your "Big Zig" Moment?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

A group of us at The Principal recently conducted some research to understand the financial significance of retirement for Americans who are on the verge. We wanted to know: just how big of a deal is that moment of retirement?

10 'If We're Not Married By...' Pacts That Actually Panned Out

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings

In sitcoms and rom-coms, there's no shortage of marriage pact plot lines in which on-screen friends promise that if neither one of them is married by ...

The Psychology of Backup: An Interview with Eran Farajun

Phil Simon | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Have you ever had your laptop stolen? Maybe your friend has. What about spending weeks writing an essay only to have your hard drive quit on you? Or, ...

Jason Gilbert

2 Simple Ways To Protect Your Photos From Digital Disaster | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology

Mat Honan had a worse Friday night than you did: The Gizmodo and Wired writer was hacked by two nineteen-year-old cyber pranksters, who remotely gaine...

Can We Live Life Without A Plan B?

Lisa Arie | Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arie

If we have a Plan B, does it, in essence, mean that we know our Plan A is going to fail? And if that's the case, then why bother with Plan A at all and simply go straight to Plan B if it is the catchall?

Your Backup Plan Is Your Plan

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

Refusing the backup plan is key for many successful entrepreneurs and other heroes. A good backup plan creates safety -- something you don't want when you're trying to change the world.