Leonard J Gargagliano, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor


Each of us has a different vision of what it means to be financially secure, and your vision is likely to change throughout your lifetime – when you begin your career, start a family, educate your children and enter retirement.  My mission is to help each of my clients to first define what financial security means to them.  I will help you create a personalized holistic financial plan that has a firm foundation in your beliefs, mitigate risks, and addresses your hopes for the future.

But achieving financial security takes more than creating a comprehensive plan; you also have to take action on your plan, and evaluate and adjust it over time.  However, it is generally built upon the foundation of three main components: managing risk, accumulating wealth, and preserving and distributing that wealth.  Together, we’ll create a timeline to help protect you and your family now, and execute the steps necessary to respond to whatever life brings.  My team and I run a client centric practice, you'll always know that helping you is a priority for us. 


Risk Management: protecting the things you value and could least afford to lose; It's your foundation for all planning.  As the foundation of the pyramid, the Risk Management stage is where lifetime financial security begins. Each person’s Financial Pyramid is only as strong as its foundation.  

Wealth Accumulation: planning to achieve your financial goals including education for your children, the lifestyle you choose and your retirement dreams.     Expert guidance can help you build your overall portfolio. We also believe in the value asset allocation, the foundation of a diversified investment program. And finally we believe in the value of investment fundamentals, the basic principles such as getting an early start, investing regularly, and using dollar-cost averaging to help reduce market risk.

Wealth Preservation and Distribution:  evaluating your situation, the income you need for your retirement lifestyle, and the optimal way to pass along a legacy to your heirs. Make the most of your assets. Your plan may gradually reduce investment risk exposure to preserve assets while also generating enough retirement income to support your standard of living for as long as you live.


The Northwestern Mutual Difference

Backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual, my team and I provide you with a balanced approach to achieving your goal of financial security, assuring that your intentions have been understood and your needs are being addressed. And when it comes to implementing solutions, the full capabilities of Northwestern Mutual are leveraged to provide you with exclusive access to a comprehensive variety of products and services.

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