Financial success doesn't happen by chance. It has much more to do with choice. Transforming aspirations into actuality takes acumen, hard work, discipline and strategic financial planning.

When it comes to your financial goals, each decision you make and action you take will have a significant impact on your future financial circumstances. A good financial blueprint will lay out what you need to do today to achieve your goals tomorrow.

When it’s a matter of planning for the future, realizing the need to take greater control over your financial life is the first step. Choosing to work with someone who has the ability and resources to best address those needs is the next.

As your Wealth Management Advisor, I will listen, clarify and help prioritize your goals and aspirations before developing a personalized financial plan designed to help you achieve your vision for the future.

Let me help you ensure your financial future is all you want it to be.

Thane D Bernbeck, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor

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.

Research Reveals “Financial Realities” for Americans Today

Following the global financial crisis, Americans have embraced a distinctly more conservative approach to their finances, and widened the timeframes in which they expect to achieve financial goals, according to research by Northwestern Mutual.

Financial Realities Study: Changing Timeframes

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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.