Chris Andrews, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®, WMCP®, CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor

Nerd Nation Financial, Wealth Management & Insurance Services

Chris' Background

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I started my business with Northwestern Mutual in 2007, following my uncle and my grandfather as a 3rd-generation Northwestern Mutual advisor. This was hardly a "straight shot" from earning my undergraduate degree at Stanford in Classics/Ancient History or my 3-year stint in healthcare consulting in San Francisco, but I fell in love with building long-term client relationships, actively helping people feel confident and optimistic around their finances, and the entrepreneurial challenge of building my own firm.

Following the tremendous growth of the tech industry, real estate, and the cost of living in the Bay Area, the need for personalized and tailored financial planning has never been higher. Clients want help figuring out "How much house can we afford?" and "How realistic is it to retire in 2020 rather than 2030?". They want help planning around a volatile stock market and finding better ways to be tax-efficient. They want help deciphering the financial universe and framing financial decisions to make them simple and actionable.

I've built my team to help me provide that expert guidance to clients each step of the way. I help every client understand what's possible for themselves and their families, and our thoughtful follow-up and team-based approach makes it easy to implement recommendations and stay on track. We endeavor to make financial planning an ongoing process and a relationship rather than an event, and we love setting clients on a higher trajectory toward their most important goals.

Outside of work, I married my college sweetheart (Erinn), and we bought our home in Menlo Park in 2010. Our daughter (Izzy) joined the family in 2011, followed by her brother (Ashton) in 2013, and finally our labradoodle (Nugget) in 2018.

We love biking to Stanford tailgates, traveling abroad as much as possible, wine-tasting and camping on long weekends, and enjoying the close-knit feeling of our neighborhood in The Willows.


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