How We

The planning process at the WIA Financial Group is based on asking the right questions, and LISTENING to your answers. We use our experience to thoroughly analyze your needs and make recommendations that are best for you and your family.

What to expect from your WIA Financial

You can expect your WIA Financial Group Representative to always act in your best interest, and to take every step possible to secure your financial future. Your WIA Rep will offer you solutions to help

Assess your financial situation

  • Track your income and expenses
  • Determine your net worth
  • Establish an emergency reserve
  • Establish systematic savings

Minimize your taxes

  • Estimate your federal income taxes
  • Develop a strategy to minimize taxes
  • Take advantage of recent tax law changes
  • Use tax-advantaged investments

Protect against financial crises

  • Provide for your children’s education in the  event of your death
  • Protect your income if you become disabled
  • Plan for continuing your business
  • Plan for long-term care

Prepare for retirement

  • Estimate retirement income and expenses
  • Estimate value of government programs
  • Determine how to take retirement plan  distributions

Create a solid investment plan

  • Make the best investment choices for you
  • Plan for college funding
  • Plan for special occasions – weddings,  vacations, home buying, etc.

Prepare for retirement

  • Accumulate and preserve your wealth
  • Plan the distribution of your estate
  • Minimize and fund estate taxes


Art Pizzello,


Art Pizzello leads HRD Advisory Group with enthusiasm and optimism. And for good reason. In 2014, he founded the new company when WIA Group, an insurance and financial services company, merged with HR Dimensions, a talent management firm. Through HRD Advisory Group, Art and his team offer companies efficient, integrated solutions for the people side of their business.

In addition to extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefits and retirement planning, Art shares these strengths:

Creativity. Known for out-of-the-box thinking, Art guides his clients to discover advantages they didn’t expect.

Vision. His 30+ years of experience—and success—make Art a confident advisor who makes strategic decisions quickly.

Camaraderie. Art has a flair for turning clients into friends. He believes loyal, high-trust relationships lead to better service. “When I know someone well, I know what they want. And I know how to protect them,” he says.

Art believes in “pushing the envelope” for every client. A longtime entrepreneur, he’s driven to provide the best one-stop, integrated human resources firm in the Indiana and Illinois regions.

Fast Facts

  • Entrepreneurial leader with 30+ years of success in the insurance  industry
  • Earned his B.A. in Finance from Northern Illinois University
  • Securities licenses through FINRA since 1985

When Art’s not working hard for his clients, he’s often playing hard with them. He enjoys boating, golfing and hanging out with family and friends. “I like to have fun,” Art says. “I lost my mom when she was just 59. That taught me to live life to its fullest.”

Early career

Art began his career with Century Companies of America as a financial service representative in 1985. As a sales manager, Art oversaw product training and sales activities of several financial service representatives, and was named “Rookie of the Year.” In 1989, Art formed his own firm, Northwest Financial Group. In 1991, Art and Northwest Financial Group were asked to join the Weiss Insurance Agencies, where Art served as President of Financial Products and Group Benefits until the 2014 merger with HRD Advisory Group.

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