James J. Kratochvil

Financial Representative

Your Future is Now

James Kratochvil and his team serve a variety of idividuals and businesses in and around the chicagoland area.

Most would agree that building toward a secure financial future is an important pursuit, but often it seems as though there are few tasks that fall off the to-do list more readily. It's natural to think more about immediate needs than those that may present themselves years or decades in the future. Still, it's also important to remember that our actions today shape our future. The longer we wait to begin, the fewer choices we're likely to have down the road.

Whether you're thinking about a secure future for your family or organization, James Kratochvil makes it easy to get started. First is a conversation about your current situation: where you are, how you got there, and where you see things headed. He'll ask plenty of questions, including your thoughts on future needs and wishes, in order to reach a shared understanding. Next James Kratochvil offers solutions based on your situation, implements your decisions, and stays in contact to provide new recommendations as evolving factors warrant. When somebody else is looking out for your future, you're less likely to get stuck in procrastination mode.

Review these pages to learn more about James Kratochvil and his team, and then contact him to begin moving with purpose toward your future.

My Mission

James Kratochvil's mission is to provide a culture of abundant thinkers who share in the successes of others while leaving the world in a better place than how we found it.


James Kratochvil receives Community Service Award

James Kratochvil has received a Community Service Award from Northwestern Mutual for his volunteer efforts on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County.

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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, April 2019 1
  • Highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
1 ©2017-2019 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2 A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), May 2019; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), May 2019; Moody's Investors Service, Aaa (highest), September 2018; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2019. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3 Measured by 2018 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, May 2019.

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