Keenan Blanchford, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

Better Outcomes. Greater Peace of Mind.

We believe in life outcomes over returns and are committed to helping our clients create better outcomes with greater peace of mind. We help business owners and families define their most important outcomes and priorities, then look for opportunities to align their balance sheets while managing cost, optimizing risk, reducing taxes, and bringing clarity to their overall picture. Think of us as your co-pilots.

Together, we’ll co-create a customized plan to implement your vision, course correcting your plan as your life and priorities change.

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Four-Step Planning Process

Wealth Optimization
With financial independence, family legacy and social capital solutions in place, wealth optimization becomes the focus of the planning process. We use a unique and disciplined values-based approach to help you make wise choices and to help ensure that your plan is focusing on what you value.

We break the planning process into four quadrants or phases, each one representing one planning cycle: Discovery, Creative Solutions, Strategy Deployment, and Results Management.

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Working with a knowledgeable and experienced planning team who has access to current technologies and a thorough understanding of tax rules and financial planning techniques is important. Working with a team who takes the time to understand your unique desires and goals is critical.

We will take the time to help you make that assessment, develop a plan that works for you, and provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to successfully implement that plan.

Copyright 2016 The Legacy Companies, LLC. Concepts used in these materials used with permission from The Legacy Companies, LLC. Legacy Materials and Concepts are only made available to advisors in the Fee-Based Financial Planning program at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.

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.

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