Arthea Staeger Reed, Ph.D., CLTC®

Financial Representative

Charlie Reed and Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS)

Charlie Reed is a member of the preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry, Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS).

Many people look back on their lives with regret; not for the things they have done, but for the things they have left undone. They find they are more successful than they thought they would be and saved less than they intended. They find themselves in situations that are more complex and less predictable than they anticipated.

That is where Charlie Reed comes in. Charlie takes the time to get to know you and your preferences. She can help you anticipate and prepare for the bestand worst scenarios. The relationship she establishes with you enables her to provide you with the guidance you need to make the right choices. Charlie can provide the partnership you can rely on when making the most important decisions of your life.

Domestic Partnership Issues
If you're in a long-term relationship, you and your partner or significant other likely have shared goals and fiscal responsibilities. Yet, unmarried couples don't have the same benefits and legal protections automatically granted to married spouses.

I understand the financial hurdles that domestic partners face from interwoven finances and joint assets to fewer rights for federal, state and employer benefits. Along with legal and tax professionals, I can help you protect what you value most and recommend solutions to bridge the gaps and meet your long-term financial goals.

My Mission

I am a financial representative and long-term care insurance specialist with The Asheville office of Northwestern Mutual. My mission is to provide knowledgeable assistance to you in long-term care insurance needs analysis with every effort to fit your individual, family and/or business needs. I will apply an enthusiastic effort to give you prompt, courteous service. With these objectives, I hope to build a long-term relationship based on honesty and trust.

Northwestern Mutual has had offices in downtown Asheville for over 100 years. Combined experience in financial services of the current professional associates of The Asheville office totals more than 125 years.

My colleagues, Network specialists and I provide service to individuals and businesses in the areas of:

  • Asset and Income Protection
  • Personal Needs Analysis
  • Education Funding
  • Business Needs Analysis
  • Employee and Executive Benefits
  • Estate Analysis
  • Retirement Solutions


With our breadth of knowledge and experience in the field of financial services, and our in-depth knowledge of long-term care needs, we will provide you with solutions designed to address your long-term care needs and help mitigate the effects that a long term care event can have on your overall financial security.

Articles and Product Information
You can find Long-Term Care insurance product information and articles at the following locations on my Web site:

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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, 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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