Sara Samuels, J.D., CLU®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

What does financial inspiration mean to you? 

My goal as a "financial inspirer" is to empower our clients by aligning intentions with meaningful actions through proactive and tax-intelligent planning. Our mission is to financially empower our clients, so they reduce economic vulnerability and build enough wealth to live their very best lives, now and in the future.

I am a former practicing attorney and Wealth Management Advisor with NM-Chicago since July 2008, working with clients all over the country. We specialize in working with “emerging affluent” clientele, especially those in the Creative Arts, Tech and Finance and closely held business and business owners, by helping them feel inspired and confident.


Fee Based Planning

As a fee-based financial planner, I am compensated for the time and expertise put into designing and creating your personal financial plan. Under this fee structure, I have a responsibility to ensure your interests and goals are always put first. Of course, my role with clients goes beyond just providing expert guidance. I'll also help you implement your plan through a combination of innovative investment and insurance solutions.

The Business Corner

With a focused expertise on the business owner, I can provide guidance for any of your business issues:

No matter where your business is within its life cycle, Northwestern Mutual recognizes that the goals you have for your business and personal life are intertwined. Watch this video to learn how our integrated approach to financial planning can help manage the full scope of your needs and goals at every stage.

The economic recovery and what it means for you. Hear the insights from our leadership.

Watch the video.The leaders of Northwestern Mutual share their insights on the economy, monetary policy, the markets, managing financial risks, and what it all means for your finances. 

How to Manage Debt If You Lost Income During COVID-19

Use these strategies to help keep yourself in the best financial position possible during this unsettled time. Read more.

The Conversations Couples Should Have Before Retirement

Here are some questions about what you’re expecting for your golden years to review with your partner to make sure you’re on the same page. Read more.


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