Scott D Butler, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

Welcome to Scott Butler's Website

When it comes to your financial goals, each decision you make and action you take will have a significant impact on your future financial circumstances.

Our clients can achieve financial security through our comprehensive, life-stage financial planning process, driven by their personal needs and goals that integrates insurance and investments.

With help from me and my team, as your trusted advisors and engaging technology, you will see a complete picture of your financial life and understand where you are now and where you need to go next.


Race photo

A new decade brings excitement, abundance, and possibility. Pictured is our family at the Baltimore Running Festival in October 2019. Rachel, Hannah, and I each ran a leg in the marathon relay (on separate teams), Abbey completed the half marathon, and Phoebe cheered for us with Grandad and Bebe. Running became a hobby of mine 4 years ago to spend more time with our family, get in shape, and try to keep up with these amazing ladies! Rachel leads the Girls on the Run program at school where Phoebe can now run a 5k.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the virus. During this time of distancing, our family has enjoyed many runs together. We run for our physical and mental health, we run to honor those on the front line, we run for those we lost, we run for each other.

I have learned much about myself through running and realize the many parallels to financial planning. We get better incrementally through habits, focus, goals with time frames, patience, strategy during setbacks, commitment, sacrifice, and grit. Smaller accomplishments do cascade to larger ones…over time. I trust we will emerge from this pandemic more connected, more focused, and more thankful for what we have. Stay active, stay safe, keep running!

Rose Bowl 2018

Rose Bowl photo

Scott and his wife, Rachel, with the 2018 Rose Bowl trophy.

Presentation photo

Scott is pictured as President of Northwestern Mutual’s Association of Network Representatives. In this role, Scott and his Planning Committee, were responsible for the educational and motivational content for NM advisors, and their Teams and families from every State in the US. The four-day meeting featured expert speakers from within NM, motivational speakers hired from outside NM, and entertainment from Frank Caliendo and Imagine Dragons.

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.

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