For many business owners and busy professionals, there’s little time left after career and family to deal with personal finances. Unfortunately, being too busy can be costly.

You’ve likely saved some money, bought some life insurance and maybe even invested in the market, but have you really taken the time to look at your current financial situation in totality. More importantly, have you taken the time to ensure your financial future will be more secure?

That’s where I come in. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, I can help you identify your insurance and investment needs, and provide comprehensive solutions for achieving a financially secure future.

Expert Guidance and Innovative Solutions

As a Northwestern Mutual financial advisor, I have access to some of the most specialized financial expertise in the country. I am also able to provide you with high quality risk management and investment solutions from a wide variety of organizations.

Helping my clients to achieve financial security with an appropriate mix of expert guidance and innovative product solutions is a very personal matter. My commitment to you is to call on the full capabilities of the network, drawing upon my own skills and the expertise of qualified specialists to help you meet your personal financial and business goals.

Along the way, my hope is that we establish a trusting relationship, one that will endure and grow as your life changes and your financial needs evolve.

My Mission

As a Northwestern Mutual financial advisor, in all situations I will make those recommendations which I would do for myself and my family if faced with a similar situation.

By matching your needs with innovative solutions utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products, I will do my best to help you protect and provide for those people you care about most. I will work hard to build a relationship with you based on trust and integrity, always striving to provide you with the same level of ethical service that I would expect for myself.

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.

Howard J Arend, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, AEP®, CASL®

Wealth Management Advisor

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