Aaron Dean Smaagaard, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor


Aaron Smaagaard joined Northwestern Mutual in the Spring of 2006.  After a successful internship, he has built his practice with the help of his associate, Katie Ristvedt. While growing his business, Aaron has been recognized with several company and national awards. Aaron's passion has been helping his clients achieve their goals through proper financial planning.

Associations and Memberships

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards. 

MDRT's mission is to be a valued, member-driven international network of leading insurance and investment financial services professionals who serve their clients by exemplary performance and the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity.

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is a national nonprofit organization representing the interests of more than 60,000 insurance and financial advisors nationwide, through its federation of over 800 state and local associations. Founded in 1890, NAIFA is the nation's largest financial services membership association.

 NAIFA's mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of our members.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards


Aaron finished his CFP® Certification in 2011.


The American College

Chartered Life Underwriter

Aaron finished his CLU® Designation in 2012.



The American College

Chartered Financial Consultant

Aaron finished his ChFC® Designation in 2013.





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