Financial planning is a proactive and empowering process.  It is a product of setting goals, making sound decisions, and taking action.  Whether you are looking for asset protection, wealth accumulation or both, I can help you. 

As a financial advisor with expertise in estate and advanced planning, my mission is to assist you in achieving your financial goals. I make a conscientious effort to know my clients – to cultivate and develop a trusted relationship so I understand your priorities and objectives.  This enables me to provide the best service, expertise and financial council.  By developing a comprehensive financial planning strategy, I am able to balance your short-term needs with your long-term goals. I will work with other key members of your team – attorneys, CPAs, money managers - to achieve a coordinated effort.?

As we know, life is not static.  Your career develops, your business will grow, and new interests and passions will appear.  Your financial plan needs to evolve in harmony with these life events.  I will continue to meet with you regularly to ensure that your financial plan is synchronized with your growth.

I’d love to meet you, to understand your goals and dreams and see how I might be able to help you to achieve them.




Shortly after I began my career as a financial advisor, I found this quote and have carried it with me ever since.  It is my guiding principle.

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.


-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


How I Work With Clients

Financial planning, business succession and estate planning can be complicated and confusing.  My objective is to make the process understandable and keep your values and goals at the heart of the planning we do together. 


The process is straightforward:


  1. We start by identifying your goals – what is important to you and those that matter most to you – your family, your employees, your business.Where are you today and where do you want to be in the future?

  2. We develop a plan personalized to you – each of us is different, so each plan is unique.By analyzing your current financial situation, the goals you have shared, I build a recommendation specific to you, your family and your business.

  3. We help you to implement your plan.A plan on paper does you no good, so we “bring it to life” with proven products and quality solutions.

  4. Life is full of twists and turns, so we meet regularly to review your plan and make any adjustments that may be needed to help you stay on track.


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.

Nancy Albert Kaufman, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Representative

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