MY MISSION

Chad (on the left) on his climb up Mount Rainier

In 2007, three friends approached me with an idea:  We should climb Mount Rainier, the third highest peak in the U.S., and one of the largest glacier systems in North America. I had never done any serious mountaineering in my life, but four months later, there I was with crampons on my feet and a 40 pound pack on my back, well into a grueling 17 hour climb in the dead of night. There were moments when I thought, “What am I doing?” -- when the terrain got steep, the air got thin and dehydration set in.  But three days and 14,409 feet later, we made it to the summit of Mount Rainier. This was one of the proudest moments of my life.
 

Chad's photo from the summit of Mount Rainier

I know thinking about long-term financial security can feel like climbing a mountain, but it’s not as challenging as you think. With focus and an experienced team, you can accomplish tremendous things. And you can gain the confidence and peace that comes from knowing you have taken the steps to help ensure the long-term financial security of your family. And it all starts with one step...
 

For more than 20 years, since I graduated from Wake Forest, I have been a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual. I have made this work my career because I value the relationships we build and the kind of lasting impact we can have on people’s lives. Imagine how you would feel with a team beside you and an integrated plan in place to help ensure your family's financial security.
 

We can start that process today. We are ready to leverage our experience, our team of experts and the support of Northwestern Mutual to help get you where you want to go.
 

As a Financial Advisor, Chad Harlan can deliver and help implement a comprehensive financial plan that integrates a wide spectrum of insurance and investment solutions.  Along with a network of specialists, Chad provides innovative solutions using world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products.

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.

Chad Harlan, CLU®, CFP®, CLTC®

Wealth Management Advisor

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