St. Louis Financial Advisors | One Bridge Wealth Management

One Bridge Wealth Management

Invest Smarter.  Reduce Taxes.  Strengthen Growth and Income. We'll handle it for you.

You deserve to have your investments structured for your financial life and your future. When you work with us, your investments will be tailored around your life, your needs, and your goals. We’ll work with you as closely or remotely as you want to design and execute your customized financial plan.

You deserve an advisor who is looking after your best interests, who is approachable and explains things simply, and who has deep knowledge of the markets and financial planning to navigate the inevitable ups and downs of the stock market.

We are an independent St. Louis financial advisory firm, working closely and confidently with our clients to provide smart advice on their investments and how to pursue their financial goals. Clients want a personalized approach and a comprehensive financial/retirement plan, and that’s why we’re here. 

We’ll never forget a face or name and are easily reachable. We have first-class, extensive resources by partnering with Commonwealth Financial Network®, our RIA-broker dealer, and Fidelity (NFS), our custodian. Pro-active communication, timely responses, and an open phone and email line are a part of our commitment to clients. Please contact us to learn more and sign up below to be added to our email list!

Based in St. Louis, MO, our clients are located both locally and across the country. We provide virtual financial advisor services to all clients who want it. We'll also reach out to meet whenever we are in your hometown!


Investment Management

Investment selection is the core component of your financial plan.  We focus on you: your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. We believe tax-efficiency & cost-efficiency can boost your returns. We plan for steep market declines and incorporate stress tests and diversification. When combining all these factors, we believe it puts our clients in the best position to work towards long term success.

Tax Strategies

We will create a tax-efficient plan to help minimize your taxes. Reducing taxes can help maximize overall returns. Here's a list of twenty ways that we do this. When working with us, you can have confidence that we will help you with these types of strategies every step of the way. Your success is our success.

Risk Management & Insurance –
Life, Long Term Care, and Disability

So, you are finally invested according to your goals and all is good, right? Maybe. There are many external risks that could reduce your investable assets and these risks are different for people at various stages in their life. For seniors, it could be long-term care risks (i.e. going into a nursing home). For younger people with a mortgage and kids, it might be the risk of no longer having income to pay the mortgage and child-related costs due to a disability or loss of life. We manage these risks through life, disability, and long-term care insurance. We will help you identify your greatest sources of risk and get you the proper coverage you need to protect what matters most in your life.

Retirement Planning

Planning for retirement may seem daunting. Can I afford to retire? What should I invest in to get me through retirement? How much do I need to live comfortably in retirement? Should I rollover my 401k?  When should I file for social security? How do I plan for healthcare costs? Am I saving enough? We’re here to make sense of these questions and design a plan around accomplishing your specific goals.

Estate Planning

Estate planning helps to ensure your assets are distributed efficiently to your loved ones or organizations of your choosing.  Avoiding probate and reducing estate taxes are examples. Efficient titling of assets might be enough to get the job done. If not, establishing a trust might be more appropriate. There are different options and scenarios to consider and we’ll help you make sense of them all. 

Business Planning

If you are a business owner today, this type of planning is specific to issues that concern you, your business partners, and even your loved ones. It helps you identify risks and options for managing these concerns. Every business is different and, as a business owner, your livelihood and those of your family depend upon its continued success. As one of your most significant assets, it's important that you plan carefully.

Employee Retirement Plan Consulting

We help your employees plan for retirement by offering attractive and relevant retirement plans for a multigenerational workforce that is in line with what you need as a business. We provide customized retirement plan solutions that are created through a collaborative, consultative approach and careful analysis of data. Our Employee Retirement Plan Consulting team will come onsite to meet with and educate employees on how and why to utilize the plan available to them.

Employer Retirement Plan Consulting

Designed for businesses and business owners, we are dedicated to helping you strategize an employer sponsored plan that meets your needs and helps your employees to reach their long-term goals. We understand every business is unique in its plan requirements and needs customized consulting from a retirement plan specialist. We believe we can greatly assist to help everyone get the most from its benefits, including you, the business owner.


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John Wahl, CFP®, ChFC®

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— Completed in 1874, Eads Bridge was the first and one bridge to cross the Mississippi River anywhere south of St. Louis, where the river is its mightiest. Upriver, the one bridge that the town of Hermann built to span the Missouri River was the Hermann Bridge. It was completed in 1930 and replaced by the Kit Bond Bridge in 2007. You’ll see artwork of these bridges in our office. Reflecting these emblematic bridges, we work closely with clients to design and build a strong financial plan and portfolio to get them from Point A to Point B. John from St. Louis and Mark from Hermann are here to help you every step of the way. —

One Bridge Wealth Management does not provide legal or tax advice. You should consult a legal or tax professional regarding your individual situation. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency or One Bridge Wealth Management.