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Sep 15, 2014, 12:50 ET
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Finding Financial Security When It's Needed Most

At 37 years old, with a thriving concrete business, a wife and three young children, dying was the last thing on Travis Roberts' mind. But after a...

Sep 12, 2014, 10:17 ET
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Americans agree on success factors

 Despite differences among various minority populations in the U.S., the majority of respondents in an online Harris Interactive survey...

Sep 04, 2014, 09:00 ET
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New Northwestern Mutual Study Shows Americans Are Underutilizing Permanent Life Insurance Despite Multiple Benefits

 As both longevity and the cost of living continue to increase, Americans may be overlooking a key opportunity to strengthen their financial...

Sep 03, 2014, 10:19 ET
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Families, Researchers Share Stories of Hope in New Video and Blog Series during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Flashing a cancer survivor tattoo on a bare chest and throwing crutches off of the side of a building, kids protest cancer in a new campaign...

Aug 27, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Why do Americans find it so hard to talk about money?

 When it comes to conversation, Americans would rather talk about their own death and the birds and the bees instead of talking with friends...

Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Northwestern Mutual Named For 12th Consecutive Year A Best Company To Sell For

 Northwestern Mutual – a leading financial security company – ranks first in its industry and 9th overall among companies in...

Aug 19, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Program marks two-year milestone by funding more than 35,000 hours of life-saving research to date

 The urgent need to find cures for childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 years of age, is driving...

Aug 13, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Northwestern Mutual internship program preparing thousands of future financial advisors

 As the demand for financial planning in the United States continues to rise, Northwestern Mutual is providing opportunities to thousands...

Aug 06, 2014, 10:20 ET
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Northwestern Mutual pledges $250,000 to disaster relief efforts through American Red Cross

 Each year the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters in the U.S., bringing critical assistance to each affected area. To support the...

Aug 05, 2014, 09:33 ET
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Stumped by Social Security?

While most people plan to use their Social Security as an asset in their retirement, few realize that how they manage it can make all the...

Jul 24, 2014, 16:01 ET
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Why don't more women feel successful in their careers?

 While U.S. women hold 50 percent of professional jobs and 35 percent of managerial roles, research points out that this group still doesn't...

Jul 23, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Volunteer efforts help boost childhood cancer research with $250,000 donation

According to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, only 3.8 percent of all cancer research funding allocated by the federal government goes to children,...

Jul 09, 2014, 12:00 ET
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S&P affirms Northwestern Mutual's AA+ rating, highlights 'strong and respected brand'

 Noting its "extremely strong" competitive position, Standard & Poor's (S&P) affirmed Northwestern Mutual's AA+ financial strength...

Jul 09, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Despite Multiple Pressures, "Sandwich Generation" Lags Behind Younger and Older Counterparts in Financial Discipline

 According to recent data, one in eight Americans aged 40-60 is a part of the "Sandwich Generation" – a portion of the population...

Jun 26, 2014, 03:12 ET
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Northwestern Mutual agrees to sell Russell Investments to London Stock Exchange Group

 Northwestern Mutual today announced an agreement to sell the company's subsidiary company, Russell Investments, to the London Stock...

Jun 25, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Milwaukee neighborhoods, educational nonprofits receive more than $2 million in support

 Improving the quality of life for Milwaukee residents of all ages stimulates positive change throughout the community. Recognizing this,...

Jun 25, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Financial Advisor - The field of the future for Millennials

 This year, more than 1.6 million students are expected to receive a Bachelor's degree.  However,  for many Millennials, this...

Jun 23, 2014, 09:47 ET
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Northwestern Mutual Named as a Best Place to Work in IT for Ninth Consecutive Year

 Northwestern Mutual today announced it has been honored as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" in the United States by IDG's...

Jun 19, 2014, 10:17 ET
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Inspiring Women Leaders Encourage Confidence, Planning and Power

 As women continue to assume leadership roles in business and society, research still shows untapped leadership potential among women and less...

Jun 17, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Northwestern Mutual Study Finds Substantial Change in Retirement Age and Lifestyle on the Horizon

 Significant differences exist between the attitudes and expectations of Americans who are currently working vs. those already retired,...