For over thirty years, I have committed my professional life to one mission: helping families design and implement simple and integrated approaches for achieving their financial dreams.  The result of that work together is impactful for future generations.

What I’ve witnessed over the years is that for the process to be successful, it takes a collaborative effort, belief and sometimes courage.  I view my role as a behavior coach, as well as an accountability partner.  The goal is to help manage emotions while educating and assisting clients to make sound and intelligent long-term financial decisions.


Fee-Based Financial 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.


Today’s Retirement Planning: Getting To and Through Retirement

Watch this short video to learn why strategies you use to get you to retirement are not the same strategies you’ll need to make sure your money lasts through retirement.

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.

Edward M Gallagher III, CFP®, CLTC®, RICP®, WMCP®

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