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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life and your future.

Pillar Financial Advisors’, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.

First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.

We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. While each family gets a personalized allocation strategy, we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.

As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.

Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Pillar Financial Advisors’ we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.

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Our financial planning services are built on trust, transparency and accountability.

Our experienced team of professionals will develop a personalized plan that gives you the power – and a path – to realize your dreams. Explore services

Portfolio Management

Our team follows a disciplined process when it comes to managing your investments. Learn More

Risk Management

Your Wealth Advisor works with our team of Insurance Specialists to identify risk exposure, in order to minimize the potential damage of an unexpected life event. Learn more

Tax Planning

Our team of CPA’s can help you with your tax planning needs. Learn more

Wealth Planning

Our Wealth Enhancement Group is comprised of a team of financial professionals who are experienced in developing wealth plans designed to meet your unique needs and goals. Learn more

Estate Planning

Your Wealth Advisor and Wealth Enhancement Group can help you with your estate planning needs and formalize your wishes. Learn more

Insurance Planning

We review existing life insurance policies to maximize efficiencies providing for loved ones and integrating any additional features into your overall financial plan. Learn more

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Personalized Wealth Management

At Pillar Financial Advisors, we are a wealth management firm serving affluent and families of more modest means, business owners, executives, and institutions. Our team provides the highest level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. We leverage deep industry knowledge, a vast network of specialized services, and proven investment strategies for each client’s unique situation and life vision.

Contact us today and let us help you on your True Wealth journey.

Investment Management

Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.

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Carson Institutional Partners

Carson Group Partners is a network of growth-minded advisors with one common massive transformative purpose: to be the most trusted for financial advice.

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Our Locations

Pillar Financial Advisors’ is headquartered in Oak Park, Illinois. Contact us today to speak with a wealth advisor or financial professional nearest you.

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Insights

Pillar Financial Advisors’ team of  professionals provide you with transparent and proactive communications to equip you with the knowledge you need. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary February 20, 2018

Global stocks surged last week as concerns over inflation moderated. The S&P 500 soared 4.3% and produced gains every trading day. The MSCI ACWI also rose 4.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gave up another 0.2% on higher inflation news and is now down 2.1% this year.

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Check out this video for 5 tips to survive a market downturn. Read more

Monthly Newsletter
February Monthly Newsletter: Choosing the Right Trustee

One of the most important decisions to be made when designing your estate plan is who to name in the various fiduciary roles – trustee, personal representative, executor and agent. While a critical decision, it is often given significantly less thought than the design and distribution of your assets. Even a meticulously designed estate plan drafted by an accomplished estate planning attorney will fail to achieve its purpose if the Trustee selected fails to administer the trust properly. Read more

Blog
Seven Sins of Divorce

Published by Mark Petersen

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences people may contend with in their lives. With the exception of Ross Geller on Friends, most people may only experience divorce once or twice in their lifetime. With limited exposure to the process, it may be easy to get caught up in the moment and fall victim to one or more of the seven sins of divorce. Read more

News
Financial Tips 2018: How to get ahead on ...

It’s 2018 and now’s the time to get your finances in order.

To help you and your family make all the right money moves next year, here’s a financial game plan that could help you grow your 401(k), avoid financial ruin and adjust to the new tax rules signed into law by President Trump. Read more

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Long-Term Care

Do you know someone who has recently been dignosed with dementia or is currently living with this disease? Watching a loved one lose their independence, memories and financial well-being is very difficult. It’s important to know there are many resources and tools available to you. This infographic shares 10 ways you can help your loved ones financially prepare for the impact of dementia. Read more

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  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Who knew tax reform could be so easy? Less than two weeks after going to conference, Republicans reconciled the differences between the House and Senate bills and released their final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last Friday (12/14) afternoon.[1] The final legislation provides significant permanent tax cuts for businesses, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Most individual taxpayers will also receive tax benefits, including lower marginal tax rates, and a reduction in the top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans from 39.6% down to 37%. However, all of the individual tax breaks will expire at the end of 2025 to comply with Senate rules. Read more

    Weekly Market Commentary
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Who knew tax reform could be so easy? Less than two weeks after going to conference, Republicans reconciled the differences between the House and Senate bills and released their final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last Friday (12/14) afternoon.[1] The final legislation provides significant permanent tax cuts for businesses, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Most individual taxpayers will also receive tax benefits, including lower marginal tax rates, and a reduction in the top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans from 39.6% down to 37%. However, all of the individual tax breaks will expire at the end of 2025 to comply with Senate rules. Read more