Focusing on Your Financial Goals


Karges Financial Group (KFG) has been working in the Columbus, Nebraska area for the last 14 years with the goal of building financial plans keeping YOUR goals in mind. When it comes to your financial future, every action you take today will have significant impact on your future financial circumstances.

KFG is led by Nathan Karges, Financial Advisor ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC®. Nathan is the Managing Director for the Great Plains District. In his role as Managing Director he mentors and develops the Financial Advisors in the district to help them build successful practices in order to better serve their clients. As CEO of KFG, much of his time is spent working with business owners, helping them implement formative solutions with benefits to attract and retain great employees.

Nicholas Suing serves as the Planning Manager for KFG and has been working with Northwestern Mutual for four and a half years. Abigail Vetick is the Client Relations Manager for KFG and has been working for Northwestern Mutual for four years. Alyssa Prokupek is an Associate Financial Representative for KFG and has been with Northwestern Mutual for three years. Ashley Penne is the Project Manager for KFG and has been with Northwestern Mutual for one year.

Together as a team it is our goal to craft the steps that are right for your personalized plan given your aspirations, making sure we are dedicated to addressing your needs to give you control over your financial future.

From helping you design customized strategies to helping grow your wealth, to small business benefits to succession planning, using a wealth of knowledge based on client relationships is important to Karges Financial Group.

Looking for a Career in Insurance and Financial Planning?

Do you enjoy working in a highly productive, fast-paced, value-driven environment? Are you interested in a career that allows you to set your own hours, choose your own clients, and have a positive impact on people's lives every single day? If so, consider a career as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative.

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Supporting the Fight Against Childhood Cancer


For the Karges district office, giving people sound financial advice and helping families through financial planning is just one part of with the team does. The Great Plains team takes pride in supporting the fight against childhood cancer. 

With the support of a local Columbus family, the Hudnalls, this year the group aspires to reach a goal of $15,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand. The NM team has combined forces with the Hudnall girls, Madeline and Lillian. The girls have been raising money for childhood cancer through lemonade stands for 12 years. Over the years, the girls have raised over $72,000; and with the help from Karges' team, the girls were able to raise over $15,000 just last year. 

Northwestern Mutual Nebraska has spent over 5,000 hours volunteering and has raised more than $800,000 toward childhood cancer programs since 2016. Northwestern Mutual - Nebraska's mission to end childhood cancer spans to supporting the following local and national childhood cancer organizations:


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