Wayne J Walgenbach - Northwestern Mutual

Wayne Walgenbach is Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Advisor who's mission is to develop relationships with clients by providing expert guidance.

My mission as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative is to help you identify your current financial picture with your future financial goals. Along with a Network of Specialists, I provide innovative solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products. Through this, I develop enduring relationships with my clients.


5 Ways to Improve Your Finances in February

Please reach out if you’d like to discuss your goals.

northwesternmutual.com From filing your taxes to talking money with your partner, here are five ways to help improve your finances in February.


Retiring Abroad: 5 Steps to Take Before You Pack Your Bags

What to know if you’re thinking of spending your retirement overseas.

northwesternmutual.com Retiring overseas may help you stretch your retirement nest egg, but you’ll need to weigh these pros and cons first. Here’s what to consider before you retire abroad.


4 Things to Buy in February — And 4 You Should Skip

Here are the real deals you should check out this month.

northwesternmutual.com This short month has a lot of big sales — but not all of them are actual deals. Here are 4 things to buy in February and 4 to skip.


How to Find a Job When You're Not Even Looking

A passive job search can help ensure you don’t miss out on opportunities to grow your career.

northwesternmutual.com Even if you’re happy in your current position, starting a passive job search couldn’t hurt — you just might find your next dream job.

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as a national day of service, a chance to empower individuals, strengthen communities and bridge barriers.


Why Winter Is Actually a Good Time to Buy a House

If you’re thinking of buying a home, let’s talk about how to make this dream happen.

northwesternmutual.com Buying a house in winter can work in your favor. Here are 7 reasons why.


How Safe Are Digital Wallets?

They might be safer than you think.

northwesternmutual.com The technology isn’t as popular in the U.S., because, among other concerns, consumers have one big question: How safe are digital wallets?


Winter Getaways the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Let’s talk about budgeting for your next family vacation.

northwesternmutual.com Whether you want a real winter wonderland or plan to flock to warmer weather, these are 4 winter getaways the whole family can enjoy.


Are You Making This Major Student Loan Mistake?

It’s a common mistake, but an easy one to avoid.

northwesternmutual.com Sometimes, making paying extra on your student loans doesn’t end up as you might expect. Here’s how to avoid this major student loan mistake.


Is There a Best Time of Year to Retire?

Here are some things to consider if you want to sail into retirement with the wind at your back.

northwesternmutual.com As you close in on retirement, you may be wondering if there is a best time of year to retire. Here are a few things to think about as you pinpoint your final day at work.


How Learning to Talk About Money Changed My Life

Talking about money is hard, but it can have a huge impact. We’re here to help.

northwesternmutual.com For financial advisor Shayne Corriea-Fernandez, having a mentor push her to talk about money changed her whole outlook on what was possible in life. Here are the lessons she learned, and how she’s passing them onto her own children.


6 Things to Buy in January — And 4 You Should Skip

Check out these deals if getting fit and becoming a savvier shopper made it on to your resolutions lists.

northwesternmutual.com The holiday season isn’t the only time for deals — you’ll also find plenty of discounts this month. Here are 6 things to buy in January and 4 to skip.


How You Can Achieve These 4 Money Resolutions in 2020

If you need a game plan for reaching your financial goals, I can help.

northwesternmutual.com Many people start the new year with these 4 financial resolutions, but it can be hard to stay on track. Here’s why these money resolutions typically are hard to keep —but how you can succeed.

Happy New Year! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020!

We hope you have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve


5 Financial Resolutions That Will Help You Take Control of Your Money in 2020

These first steps can help you make progress on some big financial goals.

northwesternmutual.com Being better with your money may be easier than you think. Our financial New Year’s resolution checklist can help you with these popular financial goals.

Merry Christmas! We hope you have a great day!

We hope you enjoy your Christmas Eve with friends and family!


How to Perform a Year-End Financial Wellness Checkup

These 5 steps can help you make sure your money is ready for whatever life throws your way.

northwesternmutual.com A year-end financial wellness checkup can be a great way to ensure your finances are in good shape for 2020. Here are five things you should check in on. 

Our NML Team and my Assistant Rhiannon helped sort gifts at the Mankato Armory for the Holiday Sharing Tree! The Holiday Sorting Tree helps to provide over 63,000 gifts to individuals and families in need over the holidays!


What Are the Best Ways to Save for College?

Regardless of your financial situation, there’s a college savings plan that can work for you.

northwesternmutual.com It’s never too early to start saving for your child’s tuition. Here are the best ways to save for college.


Am I Going to Run Out of Money in Retirement?

There are some simple, and more advanced ways you can answer this question.

northwesternmutual.com One question that spooks Americans about their finances: “Am I going to run out of money in retirement?” Although we can’t predict the future with 100 percent accuracy, there are ways to calm those retirement jitters.


What to Do When You’re 10 Years from Retirement

Now is a good time for a financial check-up to make sure you’re on track.

northwesternmutual.com When you’re 10 years away from retirement, your post-work financial picture is starting to come into focus. Here’s what to do as you approach retirement.


5 Ways to Give Kids Meaningful Gifts Without Busting Your Holiday Budget

These tips can help you go from overspending to meaningful giving.

northwesternmutual.com Giving your kids meaningful gifts — rather than just many gifts — is a holiday tradition worth exploring. Here are some tips to avoid holiday overspending that won’t shortchange the holiday cheer.


How I Stopped Saving for Retirement and Started Planning For It

What will your dream retirement look like?

northwesternmutual.com Mariko has been saving for retirement since her very first job, but she hadn’t stopped to think about how she’d like to spend it. So she started picturing her future — and started planning for it.


Smart Tax Moves to Consider Before the End of the Year

Please reach out if you’d like to discuss ways to be more tax-efficient with your financial plan.

northwesternmutual.com Tax planning shouldn’t wait until April 15. There are smart tax moves you can make before the end of the year that could help lower your tax bill — this tax checklist can help.

Today we remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese on December 7, 1941.


How to Be More Charitable Year-Round

If giving is important to you, we can talk about how to make it a part of your financial plan.

northwesternmutual.com There’s no need to wait until the end of the year to make donations to your favorite causes. Be more charitable year-round so that giving becomes a habit — these tips can help.


Smart Money Moves When Interest Rates Fall

It might be a good time to green-light that renovation project.

northwesternmutual.com When the Federal Reserve moves to cut interest rates it usually means the economy could use a little extra juice, but you can benefit, too. Here are few smart money moves when interest rates fall.


Why This Couple ‘Skipped’ the Holidays to Go on a Dream Vacation

If you want to make a tradition of traveling over the holidays, let’s talk about how you can plan for that.

northwesternmutual.com For this woman, trading in pumpkin pie for a tropical drink was the best way to spend Thanksgiving. Here are the 5 reasons she chose to take vacation travel over the holidays.


What You Should Know Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Let’s discuss how refinancing your home could impact your financial plan.

northwesternmutual.com Refinancing your mortgage can be a smart financial move, but it doesn’t make sense for everyone. Here’s what to consider before you make the decision.


How to Help Recession-Proof Your Retirement Savings

Get in touch if you’d like to discuss your retirement savings strategy.

northwesternmutual.com While you can control how much you contribute toward retirement, you can’t control what will happen to those investments in the ups and downs of the market. Take these 5 steps to help recession-proof your retirement savings.

We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day!


What You Can Do Now to Jump-start Your Financial Resolutions

If you’ve got big financial resolutions for 2020, let’s talk about how I can help you with them.

northwesternmutual.com You don’t have to wait until January to start working on your financial resolutions. Here are practical steps you can take now to help you reach your financial goals next year.


How Much Disability Insurance Do Medical Professionals Need?

We work with medical professionals every day. We’d love to have a conversation about your financial plan.

northwesternmutual.com Disability insurance is an important part of any financial plan. It’s particularly important for anyone in the medical field. But how much disability insurance do doctors need?


What Is Gender Lens Investing?

You can invest for growth in a way that also aligns with your principles. We can talk more if you’re interested.

northwesternmutual.com Gender lens investing has pulled in more than $1 billion in funds from investors, but what is gender lens investing, and how does it work?


What You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Overspending

Overspending during the holidays doesn’t have to be the norm. These tips can help.

northwesternmutual.com Unfortunately, many people go into debt over the holidays. But there are ways to keep your budget under control and avoid holiday overspending — these 4 tips can help.


How Permanent Life Insurance Works When You Retire

From weathering market downturns to helping you be more tax efficient, it can do a lot.

northwesternmutual.com While it may seem like your need for life insurance diminishes in retirement, the opposite is actually true. Here’s how to use permanent life insurance in retirement.


How My Finances Changed After Marriage

Marriage is a major life milestone for you, your partner and your finances.

northwesternmutual.com From feeling more secure to making budgeting simpler, here’s how my finances changed after marriage – for the better.

Northwestern Mutual is a proud sponsor of the Holiday Sharing Tree. We joined the community at the Holiday Sharing Tree event this morning at Profinium Bank!

The Holiday Sharing Tree provides gifts during the Holiday Season to those in need since 1985.
The Holiday Sharing Tree serves Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties.



How to Find and Claim Your Missing Money

Are you owed money? Here’s how to find it.

northwesternmutual.com Roughly $58 billion in unclaimed assets are floating around in the U.S. Here’s how to find and claim your missing money or assets.


Is Disability Insurance Worth It?

Here’s how to keep illness or injury from touching your income.

northwesternmutual.com You have auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, health insurance – even, perhaps, pet insurance. So, on top of it all, is disability insurance worth it? Short answer: yes. Here’s why.


Test Your Credit Score Knowledge With This Quiz

Think you’re a credit expert? Take this quiz to test your credit score knowledge.

northwesternmutual.com Think you’re a credit expert? Take this quiz to test your credit score knowledge.

To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you.


What Every Homebuyer Should Ask a Home Inspector

It’s important to be thorough about this key part of the homebuying process.

northwesternmutual.com A home-inspection contingency should be included in your contract if you’re buying a home. But you also need to know how to interpret your report. Here are 10 questions to ask your home inspector.

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