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  • 60th Chicago Air and Water Show

    Again this year clients and advisors of FSWA were treated to brunch and a fun day at the Shore Club on the Lakefront at North Avenue Beach. This year the weather was slightly cooler which helped to make the day very enjoyable. This yearly show is a highlight of the summer season and the Shore Club provided a perfect spot to view all of the presentations in a wonderful setting with access to great food and great company!

  • FSWA tours Wrigley Field

    On beautiful Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018, FSWA clients and advisors were joined by their host, VanEck and Kol Estreicher, for a fantastic tour of iconic Wrigley Field. This wonderful tour provided insights into the park and Cubs history in addition to providing behind the scenes access to the visitor’s locker room (which hasn’t been renovated since Babe Ruth used it) to the Cubs dugout, press box and much more.

    This tour is a MUST for all die hard Cubs fans and anyone interested in Chicago Baseball history !

  • FourStar Attends the 2018 National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America

    FourStar attends the National 2018 Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America

    The annual gathering of the Boy Scouts of America, held the week prior to Memorial Day, featured over 10,000 scouts, troops leaders, and council leaders from across America and overseas. This year Dallas was the host, near the Scouts National Headquarters in Irving Texas. The whole week featured training for all scout leaders, fellowship gatherings, and meetings of the Regional and National Committees that govern the Scouting movement in America.

    FourStar CEO Brian Kasal, an Eagle Scout himself, has been involved as a local Troop and Cub Scout Pack leader, along with serving on the Scout Board in Chicago, and Regional and National Committees. Currently Brian is Vice President of the Scout’s 13 State Central Region, and he serves as a trustee of the National Foundation of the Boy Scouts of America. At this meeting, Brian was asked to join the Committee of the World Scouting Organization, charged with growing Scouting in 160 countries around the world from the current 50 Million Scouts to over 100 Million Scouts by 2023!

    At the meeting, plans were made for the upcoming 2019 World Scout’s jamboree to be hosted for the first time in America since the 1950’s. Expected to be largest world Jamboree ever, hosting over 50,000 scouts from 160 countries, it will be held at the Scouts Bechtel Summit site in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Also discussed were plans for adding young girls to the remaining two programs of the Scouts that were still single gender, over the next two years. Three of the five Scouting programs, Sea Scouts, Explorers and Venturing are co-ed now and girls will be invited next year to join Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs.

    FourStar encourages investors and clients philanthropy and generosity, and lives it as well !

  • FSWA meet Madeleine Albright

    On April 20, 2018 FSWA clients and advisors had the opportunity to meet Madeleine Albright at the Union League Club in Chicago. This luncheon and book signing was to promote her new book “Fascism A Warning”.

    At this thought provoking luncheon Albright challenged the audience to define what a Fascist is.

    Do fascists, Albright asks: “Cater to our prejudices? Encourage us to have contempt for the electoral process? Seek to destroy our faith in an independent press and a professional judiciary? Exploit the symbols of patriotism in an effort to turn us against each other?” If the answer is yes, Albright suggests we may not be dealing with a fully converted fascist society, just yet, but fascism is readily approaching in the distance at the very least.

    This powerful woman has not lost her edge and sees herself as the messenger warning of potential problems that face current governments internationally.


  • FourStar Wealth Advisors is Ranked as a Top 10 Advisory Firm in Chicago for 3rd Year in a Row by Advisory HQ


    Being one of the few companies that can claim this distinction makes FSWA

    different from other firms.


    “We’ve built FourStar as a place where investors receive education and training while working with their advisor, to help meet their family’s needs. We focus on what wealthy families and sophisticated investors really need, a very broad platform of investing programs and services that most firms cannot or will not offer. We create discussions around what clients want and need, not like other firms that just sell things or push products! We are very proud that Advisory HQ and others have taken notice in the Chicago Midwest market and now nationally, of our tireless efforts. We like to think we are building the “wealth management firm of the future”! — Brian Kasal CEO FSWA

    Excerpts from Advisory HQ’s independent review of  FSWA:

    Compared to other financial advisors in Chicago, FourStar Wealth Advisors has one of the most comprehensive and dynamic philosophies, making them an excellent choice for clients that want a holistic approach to their financial health writes Advisory HQ.

    FourStar provides great value for their clients through approaching financial management in a way that creates long-term relationships, supporting collaboration and financial success

    In keeping with their drive to collaborate and create partnerships with their clients, FourStar Wealth Advisors places a strong emphasis on empowering clients to improve their financial literacy.

    Located directly on the firm’s website is a wide range of educational resources, including:

    • Articles
    • Videos
    • Local Events
    • Podcasts
    • Blogs
    • Not many Chicago financial advisors provide such a diverse array of resources to their clients, making FourStar stand out as a top Chicago financial planner. FSWA is honored to have this unsolicited award bestowed upon our company.

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    • ​Firms do not pay for their ranking. Our ranking articles are always 100% independently researched and written. In fact, most firms do not even realize that they are being considered by Advisory HQ until after our ranking publication has been completed and published to the public.