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Release:           July 2014

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(Lansing, Michigan) – Sal Durso of the Centennial Group & the Principal Financial Groupâ is pleased to announce  Jeff VanStrien has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® professional designation form the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.   

            Candidates for the RICP® designation must complete a minimum of three college-level courses and are required to pass a series of two-hour protctored exams.  They must also have three years of experience, meet stringent ethics requirements, and participate in the College’s continuing education program. 

            The  RICP® educational curricula is the most complete and comprehensive program available to professional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustainable retirement income.  The rigorous three-course credential helps advisors master retirement income planning, a key focus area not fully covered in other professional designation programs.  From retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits and determining the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP® provides a wealth of practical information for advsiors.         

The Centennial Group is not an affiliate of any company of the Principal Financial Group  

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About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial GroupÒ (The Principal ®)[1] is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $403.0 billion in assets under management[2] and serves some 18.3 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit 


[1] “The Principal Financial Group” and “The Principal” are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.

[2] As of Dec.31, 2012

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