We help successful families achieve financial peace of mind.

My team and I are passionate and dedicated to help clients take power and control over their lives by guiding them towards the best financial planning decisions. Using a holistic approach to financial planning, we show our clients the most efficient plans of action to get them towards their life goals.

Our planning experience is an in-depth process. We will examine your current financial situation, learn about the things you are passionate about and develop an understanding of your life goals and vision. During the good times and the bad, we will be there to provide superior financial advice and top-tier service that you would only get with a dedicated team like ours.


Webcast: Northwestern Mutual: Strength, Stability, and Financial Security in Volatile Times

These are unprecedented times. As our country continues to navigate and respond to the coronavirus, it's a time of questions — what will happen next, how life will change in the coming days and weeks, what's in store for the economy, and more.

Northwestern Mutual executive leadership shares their long-term view on the Coronavirus impact. During this webcast, you'll hear:

  • Market perspective and personal insights from senior leaders, tackling the most common questions we're hearing
  • Northwestern Mutual's long-term view of the US economy and why it's optimistic
  • How Northwestern Mutual is uniquely positioned to help our clien

https://www.northwesternmutual.com/video/coronavirus-webcast/?utm_source=salesforce&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HOreplayOpens&utm_content=CTA1

Planning for Financial Security with Northwestern Mutual

Watch this short video to learn how Northwestern Mutual's comprehensive approach to personalized financial planning can help you achieve the future you envision.


A Children's Guide to Handling Money Wisely

Ryan would like to introduce you to a website sponsored by Northwestern Mutual that is designed for a very important group of people in our lives.our children! Learning to handle money wisely is a lesson that desperately needs to be learned at a young age. Our kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews are the ones that will be shaping our world in the near future!

Click The Children's Guide to visit the site.

In addition to teaching your kids about finances, you yourself may be concerned about preparing for your children's financial future, specifically their education. If this is something you worry about, please do not hesitate to call Ryan at (847) 663-7146. He can help you make smart financial decisions now to relieve the anticipation of not being able to afford their education in the future.

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My Mission

My team and I provide successful individuals with customized financial solutions tailored to meet their specific goals while building strong long-term relationships. Our mission is to promote peace of mind for every client by helping them organize, protect, grow and preserve their wealth in order to achieve financial independence for them and their loved ones.

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, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

Ryan Bradley Edlefsen, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, WMCP®

Wealth Management Advisor

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