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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

Monthly Newsletter
December Monthly Newsletter: Tax Reform and Year-End ...

After several last-minute changes, the Senate voted 51-49 in the early hours of Saturday morning[1] to pass their version of tax reform. Only one Republican, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, voted against the bill, concerned about the $1 trillion or more in budget deficits the plan is expected to create.[2] President Trump has been adamant about his desire to sign a final bill before Christmas. While we’re not quite there yet, the Senate’s vote Saturday morning crossed one potential roadblock and has made some form of tax reform by Christmas much more likely. Read more

Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary December 4, 2017

Stocks finished higher for the 11th straight month this year and many stock indexes hit new highs. The S&P 500 soared 1.5%. The MSCI ACWI and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index were basically unchanged. Read more

Blog
Could Living a Long Life Cause You ...

Published by Scott Ford, Member of the Investment Committee for Carson Group Partners

Have you ever thought about the possibility of living past the age of 100? If you haven’t, you probably should. While there are currently about 75,000 centenarians in the United States, it is predicted that by 2050 that number will rise to 1 million.[1] People are living longer than ever before, and this plays a significant role in how you plan for your retirement. Read more

Whitepaper
Cross Generational Financial Planning

Millennials are poised to inherit approximately $41 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents over the next 40 years. The result will be the single largest intergenerational wealth transfer in human history. Many older clients, however, are beginning to voice growing concerns over the financial preparedness of their Millennial children, fearing they may lack the wherewithal to deal responsibly with a sudden influx of wealth.

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Video
2017 4th Quarter Outlook Video

Your Carson Group Partners Investment Committee discusses market updates from the past quarter and provides an outlook on the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a Financial Advisor. Read more

News
3 Key Financial Events to Watch In 2017

Published By Brett Carson

Last year saw financial markets alternating between an uneasy calm and turbulence, with 2017 expecting much of the same. Developed markets are facing a paradigm shift as the U.K. initiates its exit from the European Union and the United States’ transition to the Trump administration brings political and policy risks to the fore. Read more

Infographic
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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  • Financial Planning is for Everyone

    Published by Beth Schanou

    Everyone can benefit from some form of financial planning. Not all plans look the same because we are individuals and have unique needs, but the need for some amount of planning is present for every age group and financial status. Often this can be difficult to embrace because in order to plan effectively, there is a need to open up and share personal information including finances and goals. This isn’t always easy. Read more

    Weekly Market Commentary
  • Financial Planning is for Everyone

    Published by Beth Schanou

    Everyone can benefit from some form of financial planning. Not all plans look the same because we are individuals and have unique needs, but the need for some amount of planning is present for every age group and financial status. Often this can be difficult to embrace because in order to plan effectively, there is a need to open up and share personal information including finances and goals. This isn’t always easy. Read more