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Jul 22, 2015, 09:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual Volunteer Activities Raise More Than $515,000 for the Fight Against Childhood Cancer in Less Than Two Months

There is a race to find life-saving cures for children with cancer, and thousands of Northwestern Mutual employees and financial professionals...

Jul 21, 2015, 09:00 ET

Direct Correlation between Professional Guidance and Happiness and Financial Security in Retirement

 The majority (69%) of U.S. adults are taking a self-directed approach to planning which may be exacerbating already complex financial...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:00 ET

Wagner Honored as Northwestern Mutual's Highest Ranking Life Insurance Producer

 Northwestern Mutual today recognized Keith Wagner, CLU, a financial advisor based in Los Angeles, as the company's No. 1 producer in life...

Jul 20, 2015, 09:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual invests $1.7 million in education programs in Milwaukee to improve reading proficiency

It has been well reported that more than 84 percent of Milwaukee third-graders are not proficient in reading1 — negatively affecting their...

Jul 14, 2015, 09:00 ET

Northwestern Mutual Launches New 'Longevity Annuity' Allowing Individuals to Delay Required Minimum Distributions and Set Aside Money for Later in Retirement

 Expanding its suite of industry-leading income solutions to help clients navigate longevity risk and secure guaranteed lifetime income in...

Jul 13, 2015, 09:30 ET

To Work or Not to Work - Is it Even a Question?

 Working Americans expect to retire at age 68 – a full decade later than when current retirees left the work force, according to the...

Jun 30, 2015, 09:00 ET

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...