The Principal Financial Group has a link to log into investment accounts on its website, Principal.com, as of 2015. Registered users enter a username and a password to access their account. First-time users must register before logging into their account. Investment accounts can also be managed by calling (800) 547-7754
To log into your Principal Financial account, click Log In at the top of the home page and select Personal. You are prompted to enter your username and click Continue. If you have forgotten your username, click Forgot Username. The website prompts to enter a password. Principal also provides a forgot password link.
Registering for a Principal account requires your name, date of birth, Social Security number and ZIP code. You are prompted to provide answers for security questions, provide an email address and create a username and password. An email is then sent to activate your account. Security questions are used to verify your identity if you forget your password. Directions for topics such as registering for an account, logging into an account and resetting a password are found by clicking Log In Help.
Once registered, Principal investors can manage investments, buy and sell shares and manage automatic investments online.