Northwestern Mutual has been a part of local communities like yours for more than 140 years. And like you, we live here. We share and understand the values and ideals of your community. We also know the local environment in which companies operate, and what it takes to succeed.

With access to a wide array of high-quality financial products, services and expertise through Northwestern Mutual, our financial representatives, advisors and specialists have special insight that allows them to help you prepare for your future with these things in mind. The focus is always on you.


Independence | Income | Impact

A career as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative can be summed up in three words:

Independence:You build your local business the way you want to—choosing your hours, your clients, and the financial specialties you want to pursue. You measure your success.

Income:Your compensation is not dictated by corporate guidelines or somebody else's opinion. Your own hard work and determination control it. Your earnings potential is virtually as unlimited as your energy, commitment and drive.

Impact:Your impact is lasting because as part of our team, you don't just sell products, you help identify your clients' financial goals and objectives and build relationships with your clients—relationships that often last a lifetime.

A career as a Financial Representative or Internship provides a valuable look into what you can truly make of yourself.


Steve Forbes and John Schlifske on
“The Power of a Game Plan”

Northwestern Mutual hosted a speaker series with Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman and CEO. Forbes and Schlifske shared their perspectives on the economy, the financial markets, and the importance of having a sound financial game plan in place regardless of market conditions. The event was part of a three day, seven-city tour and saw over 2,500 attendees. The Boston event, which took place at the State Room, had over 400 in attendance.

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Robert T Frieling, CLU®, ChFC®, MBA

Managing Partner

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." Aug 2014

Top Ten Internship for 19 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2015 edition

Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

- Glassdoor.com's "Best Places to Work" survey, Dec. 2013

ABC’s The Chew features Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program

ABC’s The Chew stirred up a delicious lemonade recipe in support of Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program and partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. See the story of financial representatives Jessica and Jeff Salazar and their son, Austin, and their personal fight against childhood cancer.

What’s Your Vision for the Future of Your Business?

The transition of your business takes careful and strategic planning, so it’s important to start early. This white paper can help you weigh the pros and cons of your potential successors and help evaluate transfer strategies to fit your goals and tax needs.
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When is it a good time to take on debt?

When you want something such as an education, a new car, a new TV, or a home, it’s not uncommon to take out a loan or even use your credit card. In this month’s Ask the Financial Expert column, our experts weigh in on the topic and discuss “good debt versus bad debt” and how debt as a whole affects our economy.