Christina I Collins, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


Christina's mission is to help clients attain financial security for their families and businesses. Because you cannot predict the future, she will help you plan for the best and worst case scenarios and create a long-term relationship based on quality service and integrity.


Christina has been a top Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual for over a decade ranking in the top three nationally on multiple occasions. Christina was recognized as one of Barron's Top 100 Women Advisors for both 2018 and 2019. Christina was recognized as a Forbes 2020 Top Women Wealth Advisor.

Certifications and Designations


The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is one of the most recognized financial planning marks in the world. CFP® certification identifies to the public those individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients. The certification differs from an educational designation or state license in that it is based upon requirements that have been determined by extensive job analyses of actual practitioners in the field, and therefore, continue to evolve with the profession. The CFP® certification prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing financial needs of clients.

Certified Private Wealth Advisor

The Certified Private Wealth Advisor™ designation is a highly advanced credential created specifically for wealth managers and advisors who work with high net worth clients. Currently this prestigious designation is only held by roughly 500 advisors nationwide.

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CLU® Chartered Life Underwriter

The Chartered Life Underwriter™ designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. Since 1927, more than 94,000 individuals have earned their CLU®, helping them build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, field management, home office personnel, and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU® designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

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ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant

The Chartered Financial Consultant™ designation focuses on the comprehensive financial planning process as an organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation; to identify and establish specific financial goals; and to formulate, implement, and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. The ChFC® program provides financial services professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform comprehensive financial planning for their clients.

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CASL® Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living™ designation focuses exclusively on the unique needs of mature clients. Developed with input from a panel of industry professionals, the designation provides representatives with comprehensive knowledge on the full range of financial, health, psychological and sociological issues confronting older clients. Individuals who earn the CASL® designation gain a thorough understanding of health and health care, long term care insurance, planning for pension distributions, suitability of investments, federal estate taxation and counseling on key family decisions.

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RICP® Retirement Income Certified Professional

The Retirement Income Certified Professional™ designation was crafted by more than 45 of the top retirement planning experts in the country. Retirement income planning plcaes the focus on transitioning from asset accumulation to creating a sustainable livelihood for clients in retirement. From retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits and determining the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP® provides a wealth of practical information for advisors.


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Before Christina graduated from Elmhurst University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree, she attended Shimer College starting at age 16 through their early entrant program and via their junior year abroad program studied in Oxford, England. 


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