Craythorne 2018 Team

Our Mission

"Values matter.  Our process is built on trust, integrity and excellence.  We empower our clients to achieve the highest level of financial security by taking a holistic approach to financial planning.  Each client receives a comprehensive and customized plan using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products.  With our attention to detail, ongoing oversight and sound advice our clients sleep well at night.  They know that they’ve formed a lifelong partnership, all backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual."

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Focus on Retirement

Many people are focused on saving a certain amount for retirement but don’t think about what they’re going to do with that money once they reach retirement—to make it last as long as they do. This video explains the different strategies needed for accumulation and distribution and why people need to know that there is a difference.

Investing for Your Future

With more ways to invest than ever before, it can be hard to make sure your money is working its hardest for you. While most companies focus on individual transactions, we look at your bigger financial picture. Then, we'll recommend a mix of investments, and can monitor and manage them over time, to help you get to your goals. This video illustrates why it's so important to spread investments across various asset classes.

Guidance for Business Owners

Business Markets Stratey mapWith a focused expertise on the business owner, we can provide guidance for any of your business issues:

 

No matter where your business is within its life cycle, Northwestern Mutual recognizes that the goals you have for your business and personal life are intertwined. Watch this video to learn how our integrated approach to financial planning can help manage the full scope of your needs and goals at every stage.

 

Focus on Physicians and Dentists

We work extensively with Physicians and Dentists on their financial wellness including Disability Insurance with a Medical Occupation Definition.

We understand that as a medical professional, you've made a significant investment in your education and career. It's more than a job, it's what you love and who you are. If you get sick or hurt and can't practice, there's more at stake than just an income.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, April 2019 1
  • Highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
1 ©2017-2019 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2 A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), May 2019; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), May 2019; Moody's Investors Service, Aaa (highest), September 2018; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2019. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3 Measured by 2018 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, May 2019.

Mike Craythorne, CFP®, CLU®

Managing Director

The Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

Here’s our take on the Fed’s decision to lower its key interest rate by a quarter point. Read more.

4 Essential Lifestyle Factors That Can Help You Prepare for Retirement

To enjoy a full, healthy retirement, consider these four essential lifestyle factors and how you'll plan for them. Read more.

How One Couple Built Their Dream Backyard

One couple saw a property flaw as the chance to create the backyard of their dreams. Read more.

 

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