Professional

Areas of Expertise

Here are my areas of expertise, which I will use to provide you with customized recommendations that will help you plan for your financial future.

  • Financial Planning

Long-term financial security doesn’t happen by chance. Many things in life can have an impact – positive or negative – on your financial well-being. I’m here to help you take control of your future. Together we’ll identify your most important goals and dreams, and build and implement a financial plan to help you achieve them. And because life is unpredictable, we’ll monitor your progress on a regular basis to ensure your plan evolves as your needs and the situation around you changes.

  • Retirement Planning

Perhaps one of the greatest financial challenges you will face in your lifetime is preparing adequately for your retirement. I will help you create a plan that will assess your current financial situation, determine the retirement lifestyle for your future, review the many options available, and put solutions in place to help ensure you achieve the retirement of your dreams.

  • Estate Planning

You work your whole life to build your estate. You should have control over what happens to it upon your death. Building a lasting legacy takes more than simply accumulating a large portfolio. You need a solution that remains flexible enough to allow you to maintain maximum control of your assets and enjoy them during your lifetime while you prepare for the efficient transfer of those assets after you die.

  • Business Risk Management

As a business owner, you know that your presence on the job is crucial. Securing the right kind of business protection can be complicated. Using my expertise in business risk management from Northwestern Mutual, I can help you protect your business to ensure its future.

  • Business Succession Planning

What will happen to your business when you retire, or if you become permanently disabled or die? What’s the value of your business, and how much is each owner’s share worth? As a business owner, you know how many years you have invested in your business. Wanting it to continue is natural. Because I specialize in business succession planning, I can help you answer these and other questions. Together we can develop a plan to help ensure a smooth transfer of your business.

  • Education Funding

With the cost of higher education rising faster than the rate of inflation, many families wonder how to prepare for this expense. I specialize in education funding and can help you explore the right options for saving the money you need to send your children to college.

  • Disability Income Planning

Disability insurance protects one of your most valuable assets-your ability to earn an income. A disability could suspend or terminate your income for an extended period of time. It may force you to close your business. With my expertise in disability insurance, I am able to recommend disability insurance products from Northwestern Mutual.

  • Employee and Executive Benefits Planning

Employee benefits are an important part of the growth of your business. Benefits such as health insurance, pension plans, group life and disability income plans make up the compensation package that helps ensure continued employee satisfaction and well-being within your company. Designing an employee benefit approach can be a complicated, technical and time-consuming matter. Working with a specialist who offers access to comprehensive employee benefit services through local and independently owned companies, provides a number of advantages, including experienced professionals with access to top providers and a wealth of benefit choices tailored to meet your business’ ever changing needs.

  • Life Insurance Planning

Many people realize that they need life insurance. And, many people have opinions about what type of life insurance they prefer. I regularly help people determine how much life insurance they need and what types or combination of types of coverage are best suited to help them further their own objectives. A well constructed life insurance policy can be a valuable part of your overall financial security plan. I will help you look at this in the context of your overall financial security plan and help you determine what makes the most sense for your particular situation.

 

Professional Certifications and Designations

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

Bringing all the pieces of your financial life together is a challenging task. Today, more than ever, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals are an essential resource. From budgeting, to planning for retirement, to saving for education, to managing your insurance coverage. “Finances” doesn’t mean just one thing for most Americans — and “financial planning” means much more than just investing.

CFP® professionals have completed extensive training and experience requirements and are held to rigorous ethical standards. They understand the complexities of the changing financial climate and will make recommendations in your best interest.

Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation from the American College

A properly planned retirement can be the difference between years of hardship and years of relaxation. As a retirement income planner, it’s my responsibility to provide my clients with the guidance needed to make fruitful decisions that can support you and your families in the long run.

Offered exclusively through The American College, the RICP® designation involves completing three in-depth courses covering the full retirement planning process.

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation from the American College

The ChFC® program provides the most current and comprehensive financial planning education by combining the key financial planning fundamentals, with practical applications to put those theories to work. With content in the curriculum that addresses topics such as: behavioral finance, special needs planning, small business planning, financial planning for clients in the LGBT community, financial planning for divorce complexities and more, ChFC® designees are trained to masterfully handle a wide variety of modern financial topics.

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation from the American College

The CLU® is the premier designation for insurance professionals. Launched in 1927, the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) is the insurance profession's oldest standard of excellence. Today, it continues to be the credential for practitioners who desire to provide their clients with the security of life insurance and risk management. Since its inception, tens of thousands of financial services professionals have obtained this prestigious designation. With particular emphasis placed on ethics and commitment to clients, the CLU® has earned a distinguished reputation backed by security and stewardship.

Certified Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) designation from the American College

Widely adopted across the broad spectrum of financial services, the CASL® five-course curriculum prepares the financial professional to lead clients from middle age through retirement and assist them with the management, preservation, and transfer of wealth. The CASL® designation is Northwestern Mutual’s only approved ‘senior’ designation.

 

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2012.

Education

Degree Major Institution
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ACCOUNTING, 1992 EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Justin M. Nelson, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®

Financial Advisor

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