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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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  • 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

      02/13/17 - The prospect of tax cuts and strong Q4 earnings drive the major indexes to new highs for two days straight.

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    • Commentary

      02/06/17 - Led by financial stocks, the major indexes rally on Friday as Trump signals his intention to review industry regulations.

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    • Commentary

      01/30/17 - As the new administration hits the ground running – and then some – the major indexes set new records and the Dow finally break the 20,000-point barrier.

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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

  • What's the Average Cost of a Wedding Today?

    Would you rather buy a fully loaded Tesla Model 3 or use that cash for a blowout wedding? Believe it or not, the price tag is roughly the same. The average wedding in 2016 costs a record $35,329—that’s up from $32,641 in 2015, according to The Knot’s 2016 Real Weddings Study, a new survey based on responses from nearly 13,000 brides and grooms who got hitched last year.
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  • 4 Conversations Couples Should Have Before Retirement

    Retirement is coming, but assumptions and fear can sometimes keep spouses from having conversations that will help them get to the finish line together. Here are four conversations every couple should have while planning for retirement. More

  • Preparing for Retirement: How to Switch From a Savings to a Spending Mindset

    After years of saving for retirement, it can feel wrong to start spending your nest egg. Here are some tips for making the transition. More

Press Releases

  • Northwestern Mutual Named as a FORTUNE Magazine "Most Admired" Company

    MILWAUKEE, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual has been named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" in its industry according to FORTUNE Magazine's annual survey. For more More

  • Growing Consumer Demand Drives Northwestern Mutual's Strong 2016 Business Results

    MILWAUKEE, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual delivered another year of strong performance in 2016, despite industry-wide pressure posed by an unprecedented low interest rate environment. More

  • Northwestern Mutual C.A.R.E. Study Reveals One Third of Current Caregivers' Monthly Budgets Spent on Expenses

    MILWAUKEE, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Northwestern Mutual C.A.R.E. Study released today finds that despite recognizing the financial and lifestyle complexities of providing care to an elderly More

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