Dexter M Means, CLU®

Financial Representative

Dexter Means is committed to helping his clients identify their needs by taking the time to get to know them and their objectives.  Working together, Dexter Means helps clients create sound solutions to help them achieve financial security.

Dexter Means' Areas of Interest

Visit these areas of Dexter's site:

  • Calculators- Calculators to estimate or compare many aspects of your financial wellness.
  • Longevity Game- How long can you expect to live? We developed the Longevity Game to give you a peek into your future by identifying the factors that can lead to a healthier, more productive life.
  • Life Events- Learn about the challenges associated with each life stage you may encounter.
  • Market Analysis and Commentary- Monthly and quarterly commentaries plus regular analysis of specific world market segments.


Dexter Means' Community Involvement:

Dexter Means has committed himself as an active volunteer in supporting the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) .  Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.  To learn more on the Boy Scouts of America visit:

Dexter Means also endorses the Chicago Hope Academy.  The Chicago Hope Academy is a co-educational and life preparatory school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person -mind, body and spirit-to the glory of God. To learn more about the Chicago Hope Academy visit:

My Mission

To help my clients have a sound structure to accomplish what they want for themselves, and for those they love, with a view of where things are today and how it could be in the future.

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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