Business Philosophy

Financial success doesn't happen by chance. It has much more to do with choice. Transforming aspirations into actuality takes acumen, hard work, discipline and strategic financial planning.

The purpose of our business is to help successful people and businesses organize their financial affairs and plan for their future. We work in a wide range of areas including investments, life and disability income insurance, long-term care insurance,  and retirement planning.

We have a highly structured yet personalized approach to financial planning. We spend a significant amount of time discussing your financial goals and objectives, risk tolerance, and time horizon to develop a well managed, tailored plan that meets your personal needs. We meet frequently with our clients to reassess their financial goals, as well as to review their current financial programs. I have a highly skilled and well-credentialed staff, who assist me in helping our clients achieve their financial security.

My commitment to you is to listen to you so that I can help you achieve financial security for your family or business. I will work with you to help you identify your financial goals, suggest a strategy to help you reach those goals and work with you to implement during your lifetime.

Sharon Zimmerman Wins Community Service Award from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Contributing to the community is a way of life for Sharon Zimmerman. In honor of the work she does with Social Advocates for Youth, Zimmerman has been awarded the 2014 and 2018 Community Service Award by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. As part of the award, Social Advocates for Youth received a $25,000 grant for 2014 and $15,000 grant for 2018 from the Foundation in Zimmerman's honor. The award is presented annually to 16 Northwestern Mutual financial professionals who demonstrate exemplary service with a local nonprofit. 

Watch Zimmerman’s latest project with Social Advocates for Youth on her fire surviving story and the motives she advocates for at-risk youth. watch the video


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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