Scott A Goldstein, CFP®, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor


Scott adheres to Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company's Private Client Services's investment approach which states:

We believe that disciplined active management, through asset class and/or security selection, provides value to our clients as they invest to meet long-term goals and objectives. Our guiding principles:

  • Implementation driven by client objectives
  • Strategic, long-term diversified approach
  • Diversification through disciplined asset allocation
  • Add value through dynamic asset allocation and security selection
  • Risk management
  • Manage tax impact
  • Disciplined rebalancing

Professional Designations/Certifications

Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certificant and has earned the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) certification.

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification is one of the most recognized financial planning marks in the world. CFP® certification identifies to the public those individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients. The certification differs from an educational designation or state license in that it is based upon requirements that have been determined by extensive job analyses of actual practitioners in the field, and therefore, continue to evolve with the profession. The CFP® certification prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing financial needs of clients.

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. Since 1927, more than 94,000 individuals have earned their CLU®, helping them build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, field management, home office personnel, and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU® designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation focuses on the comprehensive financial planning process as an organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation; to identify and establish specific financial goals; and to formulate, implement, and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. The ChFC® program provides financial services professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform comprehensive financial planning for their clients.

Professional Involvement

Northwestern FRA Board
Scott was a member of the Northwestern FRA Board from 2007 to 2009. The Financial Representatives Association, organized in 1908, provides the organized, corporate structure through which Financial Representatives can help improve the system. FRA provides a consistent, unified voice in representing the issues for the benefit of all concerned. FRA Field Delegates, Committee Members and Board Members are NMFN Financial Representatives who volunteer their time and talent. FRA has sixteen field committees which match up with identical Home Office committees. These Committees meet two times per year, with the Home Office, to discuss field issues, suggestions and priorities.

Compliance and Best Practices Committee
Scott was the 2006-2007 Chairperson of Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Association's (FRA) Compliance/Best Practices Committee. The mission of the Compliance and Best Practices Committee is to partner proactively with Northwestern Mutual's corporate office to create and maintain best business practices that comply with all applicable regulations and company policies, meet or exceed industry standards, and demonstrate the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior.

Advanced Security Planning Committee
Scott was a member of the Financial Planning and Advanced Sales Support Committee from 2009 to 2010. The mission of the Financial Planning and Advanced Sales Support Committee is to provide input regarding strategies and techniques for supporting activity in the advanced markets, as well as supporting the development and management of a planning culture in the Network offices.


  • Master of Science in Communications from Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from University of Oregon

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