Bruce Laughlin, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


Welcome to the site for Bruce Laughlin, Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual and Managing Director of The Laughlin Financial Group. Bruce Laughlin and his team serve clients primarily in the greater Indianapolis area.

Investing for the future has become a natural part of life that occurs in a variety of forms. We go to school with an eye on better things to come. We raise and mentor children with the hope that they will become good and productive adults. We work and we try to save a little for a rainy day. In all cases our actions today help set the stage for what happens tomorrow, and they involve things that we don’t want to leave to chance.

Still, many individuals and organizations expecting a secure financial future leave themselves overly vulnerable to chance simply because they’re not familiar with the actions they should be taking today in anticipation of tomorrow. Poor understanding of future needs and financial solutions is not an issue of fault – we rely on doctors, for example, to know how to manage our health issues – but failure to enlist a knowledgeable advocate is.

Bruce Laughlin can help you to understand what you should be doing today. He’ll take the time first to understand your current situation and your thoughts for the future, and may raise an issue or two you may not have considered. He’ll provide some suggestions about what you can do moving forward, and if you elect to work with Bruce Laughlin, he’ll remain in touch to provide additional recommendations as your situation evolves.

Review this site to understand more about Bruce Laughlin and his team, and then contact him to learn about investing in a secure financial future for yourself, your family, or your organization. This is not something you want to leave to chance.

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My Mission

Bruce Laughlin sees every day as an opportunity to make good choices in pursuit of positive outcomes. In addition to fueling his passion for personal and professional excellence, this guiding philosophy has helped Bruce to build client relationships that are sustained by integrity and trust. For every client he works to develop targeted financial solutions, and then he carefully explains each option to enable good choices. It’s a daily commitment he’s proud to make.

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