Daniel Ramsey- Northwestern Mutual

A financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, Daniel Ramsey and his team help professionals, business owners, and families achieve financial security.

My team and I help professionals and business owners achieve their most important financial goals and a more secure future for their businesses, their families, and themselves. We do this by taking them through our unique planning process, listening to what is most important to them, and then building a custom tailored financial plan that provides a blueprint to achieving what is most important in their lives. But above all else, our value is realized through the relationship we build with our clients and the service we provide to them as we work to build a lifetime of financial security and achievement for them.

A financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, Daniel Ramsey and his team help professionals, business owners, and families achieve financial security.

Mission: My mission for my financial practice is to provide financial security to the professionals, business owners, and families that live and work in our community.


5 Ski Areas Your Family Will Love During the Summer

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northwesternmutual.com If a summer visit to a ski resort sounds more your speed, the options are plentiful. Check out these 5 ski areas your family should visit during the summer.


Is Disability Insurance Worth It?

It’s likely worth millions of dollars to you.

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Myths About Saving for Retirement — Busted

It’s a good time to make sure your retirement savings plan is on track.

northwesternmutual.com Your dream retirement likely doesn’t include worrying about money. Here are 6 myths about saving for retirement — and how to avoid them so you stay on track.


7 Key Steps to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

If you’re ready to take your small business to the next level, let’s talk.

northwesternmutual.com Launching a small business is a huge accomplishment — but now you may be focused on how to take your small business to the next level. These 7 steps can help your company grow.


Will Short-Term Disability Insurance Cover My Maternity Leave?

Disability insurance can make it easier to balance parenthood and the checkbook.

northwesternmutual.com Will short-term disability insurance cover maternity leave? Yes, but the devil is in the details. Here’s what to consider when examining your disability insurance coverage.

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Here’s Why You Should Save for Retirement Before College

This is a very common financial planning dilemma.

northwesternmutual.com With the cost of college today, many parents face the question: Should you save for college or retirement? Here’s what you should know.

Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Health care and retirement planning are two sides of the same coin, so you need to understand the Medicare basics and seek the right help to get the right coverage.


What to Buy and Skip in May

The right timing can help you save a bundle on these large purchases.

northwesternmutual.com What to look for on sale in the month of May.

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Income annuities can help bridge the financial uncertainty gap in retirement. Professors Michael Finke and Wade Pfau at The American College of Financial Services conducted a study that provides insight into both the psychological and quantitative values of annuities.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Finances in May

These tips can help you make progress on your finances this month.

northwesternmutual.com From planning a splurge to evaluating your disability insurance coverage, here are 5 ways to improve your finances in May.


How to Hire the Right Home Contractor

Read this before you plan to remodel your home.

northwesternmutual.com Remodeling can be a great way to turn your current house into your dream home. These tips can help you hire the right home contractor and avoid problems down the road.


These Financial Questions Can Help Your Child Make the Right College Choice

Money isn’t the only factor in your decision — but it’s a big one.

northwesternmutual.com When it comes to choosing a college, emotions can often take precedence over financial considerations. Ask your child these 3 financial questions before deciding on a college so they find the best financial fit.


How Much Does a Financial Advisor Cost?

There are a number of different ways to pay for an advisor, including no out-of-pocket cost for you.

northwesternmutual.com If you’re thinking about improving your finances, you may be wondering how much a financial advisor costs. We break down how advisors get paid.

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Annuities still have an image problem, but new research details that they can actually improve retirement incomes.

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Your Complete Guide to Financial Jargon

You’ve heard these terms before, but do you know what they mean? #FinancialLiteracyMonth

northwesternmutual.com Financial jargon can make a dollars-and-cents discussion far more complicated than it really is. Here are some financial terms that mask their true simplicity.


How Victoria Arlen Overcame the Odds and Made Her Career Goals Come True

She didn’t let obstacles prevent her from achieving her dreams. #SpendLifeLiving

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Plan the Family Vacation — Yes, Really

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What Is the Cash Value of Permanent Life Insurance?

It’s one benefit that you can utilize while you’re alive.

northwesternmutual.com What is the cash value of permanent life insurance? It’s a key living benefit of a permanent life insurance policy, but it’s commonly misunderstood. Here’s how the cash value of your life insurance policy can be a key part of any financial plan.


What I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

If you're thinking of buying a home, let’s talk about how it can fit into your financial plan.

northwesternmutual.com Buying a fixer-upper can be a savvy financial decision, but it also requires a lot of work. Here’s what one woman wishes she’d known before buying a fixer-upper.


Why Now Is a Good Time to Revisit Your Risk Tolerance

If the recent downturn had you rethinking your investment strategy, now is a good time to make changes.

northwesternmutual.com Market downturns, like the one in 2018, are good barometers to assess your risk tolerance and to think strategically about your financial goals. Here’s why now is the time to revisit your risk tolerance.


The Best Cities to Visit Before Your Kids Turn 5

Let’s talk about how you can #SpendLifeLiving by traveling with the whole family.

northwesternmutual.com Traveling with young kids can seem impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 cities to visit before the kids turn 5 with attractions the whole family can enjoy, from toddlers to grandparents.


5 Ways to Improve Your Finances in April

Timely tips to help you check in on your finances this month.

northwesternmutual.com From learning about your finances to boosting your retirement savings, here are 5 ways to improve your finances in April.


Why Investors Care About the Fed's Balance Sheet

This is a good explanation of something you’ll likely hear more about in the coming months.

northwesternmutual.com The Federal Reserve has signaled a pause to interest rate hikes the central bank’s balance sheet reduction plan. But what is the Fed’s balance sheet, and why does it matter?


How to Plan Your Staycation So It Feels Like a Real Vacation

Consider this a wallet-friendly way to feel rested and restored.

northwesternmutual.com Taking a staycation shouldn't just be an excuse to get busy work done. Here’s how to plan your staycation so that you’re actually getting to unwind and relax — without blowing your budget.

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Director of Research for the Buckingham Family of Financial Services, Larry Swedroe tells Investment Advisor his latest thinking on asset allocation and portfolio diversification.

Michael Finke, chief academic officer of The American College states: “Whenever Larry writes something about investing, I always make a point of reading it,” he added. “It’s one of the reasons we interviewed Larry, in addition to academics like Bill Sharpe, for our new wealth management designation (the WMCP) at The College. Larry knows how to build a real-world portfolio using the best science.”

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The Life-Cycle theory is an economic theory that pertains to the spending and saving habits of people over the course of a lifetime.

Rick Miller, PhD, CFP® and founder and CEO of Sensible Financial Planning discusses risk and life-cycle theory.

For more information on life-cycle theory and investment risk, check out our Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP®) designation.


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Financial industry thought leader David M. Blanchett has been selected to receive the 2019 Montgomery-Warschauer Award for an article he wrote for the Journal of Financial Planning.

Blanchett’s article, “The Impact of Retirement Age Uncertainty on Retirement Outcomes,” published in the journal in September 2018, explores the ways advisors can plan for clients who may retire earlier than expected.

Adjunct professor of wealth management for The American College, Blanchett is a contributor to the Wealth Management Certified Professional® (WMCP®) designation and was highly involved in its making.


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11 Best Retirement Plans in 2019

If you have young kids or you’re still building your career, retirement may not be top of mind at this point in your life. But someday, it will be.

To have the best retirement, it’s wise to create a plan early in life — or right now if you haven’t yet done so. Professor of taxation at The American College, David Littell met with Bankrate to discuss the best retirement plans available.


How to Create and Fund a Buy-Sell Agreement for Your Business

Let’s have a conversation about this key planning priority.

northwesternmutual.com A funded buy-sell agreement can protect you and your family if something happens to you or your business partner. Here are four things you should know about funding a buy-sell agreement.

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Financial Literacy Awareness can greatly improve:

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The Five Financial Fraud Languages to Listen For:
When individuals are cognizant of the financial fraud languages and empowered to make sound investment decisions, they are less likely to fall victim to investment schemes.

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401(k) Contribution Limits In 2019:


5 Steps That Helped This Entrepreneur Semi-Retire by 40

This entrepreneur made a plan to retire early and #SpendLifeLiving on his own terms. Let’s get in touch if this is your goal, too.

northwesternmutual.com How saving early and planning ahead helped him get there.


What’s the Difference Between Good Debt and Bad Debt?

If you’re facing more bad debt than good, let’s discuss a plan to improve your financial health.

northwesternmutual.com Not all types of debt are equal. Here’s the difference between good and bad debt, and how each can impact your financial health.


How Whole Life Insurance Becomes a Critical Part of Your Financial Plan

If you think it’s just about a death benefit, you’ll want to read this.

northwesternmutual.com As you learn about life insurance, you’re likely to hear about whole life insurance. But what is it, and what are the benefits of whole life insurance?


These Are the Tax-Law Changes That Will Impact Your Tax Returns This Year

Here’s why it’s important to start your tax prep early this year.

northwesternmutual.com This is the first time that you’ll have to file your tax returns under the new tax-law changes. Here are the biggest changes you need to know about.


How My Husband and I Are Becoming Less Stressed About Money

A financial plan can help you find balance in living for today while saving for tomorrow.

northwesternmutual.com 3 strategies for keeping anxiety at bay.


Are 'Value' Stocks Making a Comeback?

Value stocks have trailed growth stocks for about a decade. Here’s why it’s a good idea to always own a balance of both.

northwesternmutual.com High-flying growth stocks may be yielding leadership to value stocks, but long-term investors shouldn’t get caught up in this style game.


The Stress-Free Way This Engaged Couple Combined Finances

Working with a financial professional can help ease the stress of combining finances. If this is a goal for you and your partner, let’s talk.

northwesternmutual.com As if planning a wedding isn’t stressful enough, this couple also decided to tackle merging their money. Here’s the stress-free way they combined finances.


Why We’re Prioritizing Our Retirement Over Our Children’s 529 College Savings

Let’s have a conversation about your financial priorities.

northwesternmutual.com Faced with competing savings goals, one couple chose to make their retirement savings a priority over their kids’ 529 college savings. Here’s why that’s a smart financial decision.


The Home Improvements That Can Sell Your House Faster in 2019

Let’s talk if buying or selling a home is part of your financial plan this year.

northwesternmutual.com Give your home listing an edge in today’s market.


4 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

If you’re expecting a refund, let’s talk about how you can put it toward your financial goals.

northwesternmutual.com If you’re one of the millions of Americans expecting a check back this tax season, here are some smart things to do with your tax refund.

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