Relationship - Mutual Trust - Collaboration - Value

Welcome to the website for Susan West, Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual in Downeast Maine.  Susan's area of expertise focuses on matching her client's needs with innovative solutions utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products. 

Life never stands still.  It evolves, changes direction and leads to new possibilities.  This means your approach to financial security cannot be static, because as your life changes, so do your goals and needs.  Working together, you and Susan can identify financial goals and objectives to help prepare you for the future and help protect you if life takes an unexpected turn.  Susan West will work hard to build a relationship with you based on trust and integrity, always striving to provide you with the same ethical service that she would expect for herself.

My Mission:

As a Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative, my mission is to reflect  trust, honestly, and integrity that are inherent in the Network.  I am committed to providing each of my clients with strong financial solutions that are customized to fit your goals and needs. 

My clients continue to work with me because I genuinely care about you, and act as a resource in helping you achieve freedom and independence in your life.


Managing Your Money In A Downturn

Northwestern Mutual was recently featured in The New York Times Wealth Matters column, "Never Mind Your 401(k). How’s Your Insurance?" about the importance of managing risk in the current economic environment, and strategies that the wealthy use to manage not only their money but their overall well-being. Northwestern Mutual Executive Vice President Greg Oberland comments about how people should be rethinking and managing their insurance needs in a downturn. Read the article (PDF).

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.

Susan L West

Financial Representative

Largest Dividend Payout in Company History

In 2019, we expect the largest dividend payout for life and disability income insurance policyowners in company history.  Read more.

Retirement and Taxes: How to Maximize Your Savings

Not all retirement savings vehicles are taxed the same way. Read more

A Guide to Your Finances in Your 40s

With your 40s comes competing money goals. Here’s how to manage them. See how


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