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Northwestern Mutual Learning Center

The Northwestern Mutual Learning Center includes a wide range of tools and thought leadership - from white papers, educational videos, calculators and articles, to market information - that can help you achieve your financial goals. Get started using these tools and resources, which are organized By Topic and By Type below.

  • Topic
  • By Type

Topic

  • Financial Planning

    • White Paper

      Understand the power of great credit and what it takes to help build and maintain a great credit score.

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    • Video

      Learn how a personalized financial plan can help you reach your financial goals.

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    • Webcast

      Replay our webcast for actions you can take today that can maximize your income later.

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    See all info on Financial Planning
  • For Your Business

    • Video

      Learn how you, your employees and your business can benefit from group disability insurance.

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    • Tools and Calculator

      This tool helps you determine how much money you should budget and have available to start your business.

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    • Video

      Hear why Kevin Harberts, owner of Kryton Engineered Metals in Cedar Falls, IA feels more financially secure than he did 20 years ago.

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    See all info on For Your Business
  • Insurance And Annuities

    • Video

      Learn the value of dividends within your financial security plan.

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    • Video

      You insure your home, your car and even your cellphone. Why not your income and lifestyle?

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    • Video

      Learn how permanent life insurance can help you reach your goals during your lifetime.

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    See all info on Insurance And Annuities
  • Investments

    • Podcast

      2/5/16 - Thoughts about why you shouldn’t overreact to the market drop.

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    • Podcast

      2/29/16 - Thoughts about negative interest rates and whether they’ll be coming to the U.S. anytime soon.

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    • Podcast

      4/5/16 - Thoughts about passive and active investment vehicles and how to evaluate which option is right for you.

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    See all info on Investments
  • Living In Retirement

    • Video

      Learn strategies for turning your money into a stream of retirement income that lasts as long as you do.

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    • Video

      Learn about Northwestern Mutual's unique approach to retirement.

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    • Video

      Learn how a variable annuity can offer distinct advantages that may give you more flexibility in retirement.

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    See all info on Living In Retirement
  • Saving For Retirement

    • White Paper

      Secure retirement income that lasts a lifetime while possibly reducing the amount you need to save to meet your retirement income goals.

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    • Webcast

      Replay our webcast for actions you can take today that can maximize your income later.

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    • Video

      Learn strategies for turning your money into a stream of retirement income that lasts as long as you do.

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    See all info on Saving For Retirement

By Type

  • Commentary

    • Commentary

      01/17/17 - As the world waits for the Trump era to begin, retail sales were solid, some big banks outperformed and the Nasdaq notched a new high four times in five days.

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    • Commentary

      01/09/17 - Stocks begin 2017 on a strong note, with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ reaching new highs and the Dow rising to the brink of 20,000.

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    • Commentary

      01/03/17 - Stocks drift for the week but close out a stellar year thanks to Wall Street’s post-election surge and stronger economic growth.

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    See all info on Commentary
  • White Papers

    • White Paper

      What you need to know before buying your first home.

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    • White Paper

      Learn how to manage your finances for all of your priorities in your 30s.

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    • White Paper

      Understand the power of great credit and what it takes to help build and maintain a great credit score.

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    See all info on White Papers
  • Brochures

    • Brochure

      Learn about the different ways dividends can be used.

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    • Brochure

      Learn why it’s never too late (or too soon) to start thinking about retirement income.

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    • Brochure

      Learn about 529 college savings plans and how they work.

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    See all info on Brochures
  • Podcasts

    • Podcast

      12/22/16 - In this month’s column, our experts talk about what investors should be doing and the most common mistakes they make in times like these.

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    • Podcast

      11/17/16 - In this month’s column, our experts share their perspective on U.S. and international markets and where they see opportunities for value.

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    • Podcast

      9/8/16 - In this month’s column, our experts share what past performance may tell us and what could happen based on who gets elected this year.

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    See all info on Podcasts
  • Tools and Calculators

    • Tools and Calculator

      This tool estimates how much life insurance coverage your family may need to cover future expenses.

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    • Tools and Calculator

      This calculator is intended to help you better understand the costs of a long‑term care (LTC) event.

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    • Tools and Calculator

      See if your expectations match the reality of “own occ” coverage.

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    See all info on Tools and Calculators
  • Videos

    • Video

      You insure your home, your car and even your cellphone. Why not your income and lifestyle?

      Watch
    • Video

      Learn how a personalized financial plan can help you reach your financial goals.

      Watch
    • Video

      Learn how a variable annuity can offer distinct advantages that may give you more flexibility in retirement.

      Watch
    See all info on Videos
  • Webcasts

    • Webcast

      Replay our webcast for actions you can take today that can maximize your income later.

      Watch
    • Webcast

      Learn how life insurance can create a source of funding available for any reason throughout your life.

      Watch
    • Webcast

      Learn how to get past financial uncertainty and get on with your financial plan.

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    See all info on Webcasts
  • Insights and Ideas
  • Press Releases

Insights and Ideas

  • 5 Tips to Skinny Down Your Cable Bill

    At the start of every year, you likely spend time combing through your budget, looking for expenses to cut so you can make good on your resolution to save more. Here are tips to save money on your cable bill. More

  • 3 Ways to Stop Fighting About Money

    Monetary issues can cause strife with a partner. Learn how to communicate more effectively in your relationship and stop fighting about money. More

  • How This Mom Is Trying to Make Shopping for Kids Clothes Easier

    Having kids in your life is a lot of fun. Clothes shopping for them, on the other hand, can be an exercise in frustration. Kid shirts, skirts and other items can be attractive but costly or inexpensive yet not durable enough. And when you do find something you like, your child may not feel the same way, sending you back to the store in a time-consuming hunt for clothes that check all the boxes. More

Press Releases

  • Northwestern Mutual Announces Venture Capital Commitment

    MILWAUKEE, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual announced today it has designated $50 million to form Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures which will engage startups whose technologies have More

  • Private Commercial Mortgage Returns Down in Third Quarter 2016

    BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Returns on commercial mortgage loans held by life insurance companies fell in third quarter 2016, generating a 1.05 percent total return compared with 2.27 percent More

  • Northwestern Mutual 128th Rose Parade® Float "Waves of Hope" Awarded Animation Trophy

    MILWAUKEE, Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual's "Waves of Hope" float was awarded the Animation Trophy at the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda in Pasadena, Calif. The award More

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