Northwestern Mutual Primary Services

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Plan on living your best life.

With a personalized financial plan, you won't have to hope for the life you want, you can choose to live it—now and years from now. When you work with our advisors, you get:

  • An expert to partner with
  • A plan tailored to your life
  • Best–in–class products and services
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Protect the life you love.

From taking care of loved ones to protecting your income, our advisors will help you make sure your goals stay on track if the unexpected happens.

  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Long-term care
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Invest in the life you want.

Whether you're just starting out or ready to take your portfolio to the next level, our investment experts can help your money work even harder.

  • Investment and retirement strategies
  • Wealth management
  • Exclusive market commentary
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Here to help you live the life you dream of.

Get matched with an advisor who gets you—someone who sees your big picture and can design a financial plan tailored to your life and your goals.

The Northwestern Mutual difference

A++ financial strength rating

AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies1

Awarded in the Insurance category: Life & Health industry, Fortune® Magazine's annual survey, 2017

Top 5 ranked investment service

U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers2

Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews, May 2019

No. 1 overall-ranked insurance company

Ranked Best Life Insurance Company by NerdWallet, April 20193

Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, ©2017–2019 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

You have questions, we have answers.

What is a financial plan, exactly?
A financial plan helps you make the most of what you have, no matter how much you have, so you can live the life you've always wanted. It takes into account all of your goals and shows you exactly where to spend your money, where to save, and for how long. Find out how we approach financial planning.
What does a financial plan cost?
For the most part, our advisors will design a free financial plan for you. However, some advisors may charge a fee for certain types of planning, but they'll let you know up front.
How can a financial advisor help me?
Our financial advisors will look at your big picture. They'll think of all the what-ifs so you don't have to and guide you through life events big and small, like paying for college, buying a house, getting married, having a baby, adopting a child, retiring or inheriting assets. Get a feel for what it's like to work with our advisors.
What makes your insurance products better?
At Northwestern Mutual, our recommendations are based on your priorities and what you can afford — so you only get the types of insurance you need, and nothing you don't. And with the highest financial strength ratings in the insurance industry1 and 162 years in this business, we'll be here when you need us.
How can your advisors help me reach my investing goals?
Most companies focus on short-term gains, we look at your financial big picture to help you get to your goals. Our unique approach brings investments and insurance together to help you grow your wealth while protecting everything you've worked so hard for. Plus, all our financial advisors have ongoing support of our Wealth Management Investment Team which includes CFA® charterholders and experts who provide ongoing thought leadership and market insights.

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Disclaimer footnotes

1 Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2019; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2019; Moody's Investors Service, Aaa (highest), September 2019; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), August 2019. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

2 Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Financial Advisor magazine B–D 2019 ranking as measured by gross revenue.

3 ©2017–2019 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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