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Northwestern Mutual, Zoological Society and Milwaukee County Zoo unveil Outdoor Gorilla Exhibit

 A new exhibit offers an enhanced experience for visitors and gorillas alike at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Northwestern Mutual, through its...

Jun 22, 2015, 06:30 ET

Northwestern Mutual Named a Best Place to Work in IT for 10th Consecutive Year

 Northwestern Mutual today announced it has been honored as one of IDG's Computerworld 2015 Best Places to Work in IT. This is the 10th...

Jun 10, 2015, 12:43 ET
John E. Schlifske, Chairman and CEO of Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual CEO Among Highest Rated CEOs Of 2015

Northwestern Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John E. Schlifske has been named one of the ten highest rated CEOs in the U.S....

Jun 10, 2015, 09:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual financial professionals across the country to host lemonade stands during Alex's Lemonade Days

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children from ages 1 to 19 in the U.S. Yet, childhood cancer research and services are vastly...

Jun 09, 2015, 09:00 ET
Americans & Risk

Hippies No More: 46 Years After Woodstock, Baby Boomers Are Playing Things Very Safe These Days

 It's been 46 years since Woodstock, which drew 400,000 young people to upstate New York for three days of free music and art in 1969. It was a...

Jun 02, 2015, 09:00 ET

Standard & Poor's affirms Northwestern Mutual's AA+ rating, highlights its commitment to policyowners

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has affirmed Northwestern Mutual's AA+ financial strength rating, highlighting its competitive position, strong...

May 27, 2015, 09:00 ET

A.M. Best affirms Northwestern Mutual's A++ rating, highlights its leading market position

 A.M. Best Company has affirmed the A++ financial strength rating of Northwestern Mutual and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company. A++...

May 20, 2015, 12:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual Expands Support for Childhood Cancer in North Carolina

 On average, more than 400 children in North Carolina are diagnosed with cancer each year and almost half of those children are under the age...

May 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
The Gen X Retirement Dilemma

GEN X: The Generation of Contradictions -- Most Financially Vulnerable and Least Proactive

 Gen X (Americans aged 35-49) is high on financial concerns and low on optimism and action, according to the latest findings from 2015...

May 11, 2015, 09:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual named a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Business(SM) by the League of American Bicyclists

 This National Bike to Work Week, Northwestern Mutual is celebrating its recent recognition from the League of American Bicyclists as a...

May 05, 2015, 09:00 ET
May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Are Americans Protecting Their Most Valuable Financial Asset?

 Unplanned financial emergencies and medical expenses ranked among Americans' top three financial fears, according to Northwestern Mutual's...

Apr 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

Trusting Their Plan and Each Other, Family Faces Down Daunting Cost of Care for Son with Special Needs

 It's not the first question a parent asks. It's likely not the fourth or fifth. But for parents like Brian and Diane Vollmert, the question of...

Apr 21, 2015, 09:00 ET
Financial Planning: Intentions vs. Actions

Americans Aspire to be More Financially Responsible but Fall Way Short on Follow-Through, According to Northwestern Mutual Study

A deep disconnect exists between what Americans know they should do financially and what they actually end up doing, according to the 2015...

Apr 20, 2015, 09:35 ET

Northwestern Mutual Encourages Early Planning for Families of Dependents with Special Needs

 For families who have a dependent with special needs, financial planning often takes a back seat to the necessities of daily life; but it also...

Apr 16, 2015, 13:00 ET
The all-new Cash Calculator on TheMint.org helps kids learn the basics when it comes to their money.

Northwestern Mutual to Millennials: Keep Up the Great Work!

 April is Financial Literacy Month and the week of April 18-25 is "Money Smart Week," created to encourage Americans to improve their financial...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:00 ET

New Academic Research Finds Deferred Income Annuities Reduce Overall Cost of Funding Retirement

 Including a deferred income annuity (DIA) in a retirement portfolio helps reduce the cost of funding retirement while also offsetting risk and...

Apr 15, 2015, 09:23 ET

This Tax Day, Focus on Your Lifetime Tax vs. This Year's Tax

 This Tax Day, Northwestern Mutual is encouraging Americans to shift their thinking on taxes to achieve a comfortable life in retirement. Taxes...

Apr 07, 2015, 09:00 ET

Millennials and Money: Part Young Idealists, Part Old Souls

 Generation Y or "Millennials" (aged 18-34) are, on one hand,  just like their grandparents when it comes to their finances –...

Apr 06, 2015, 09:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual and Brewers Community Foundation Score Big with Stolen Bases, Happy Faces Program

 According to the National Mentoring Partnership, students who meet regularly with mentors are 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip...

Apr 01, 2015, 09:00 ET

No Fool's About It: Northwestern Mutual opens doors to Discovery World on Mondays

Northwestern Mutual, through a grant from its foundation, is helping Discovery World connect with more children and families. Starting April 6, the...