CFP®, CPA, PFS, AIF®
Bernhardt Wealth Management
Fee-Only Financial Advisor located in McLean, VA and serving the Washington, DC area
Gordon recognizes that while fulfilling work is important, the greatest rewards come from living a well-rounded life. For that reason, he strives to relieve his clients of their financial anxieties, so that they can pursue their dreams.
Having grown up in a Nebraska farming community, Gordon left the Midwest in the early 80s for his first job as assistant to a U.S. House Representative in Washington, D.C., followed by a position for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. On entering the financial industry, Gordon worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and then spent three years in the corporate accounting world. Next, he worked for Acacia and American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise) before starting his firm in 1994.
Gordon holds a degree in commerce from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist. Committed to a higher fiduciary standard of excellence, he has earned the professional designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®.
Outside of work, Gordon is a board member of CrisisLink and past board member of the Orphan Foundation of America. He is also actively involved with BEST Kids Mentoring Program and Action in Community through Service.
Gordon Bernhardt is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
NAPFA members live by three important values:
- To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
- To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
- To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning
Bernhardt Wealth Management is an investment advisory firm that helps you make informed decisions about your money. Gordon Bernhardt and our team of professionals understand the particular needs of high-net-worth individuals and families. We have developed a consultative approach to assist with all aspects of wealth management, including investment management, retirement planning, tax planning, philanthropic giving, estate planning and other complex financial issues.
We are committed to developing a long-term relationship with you built on a foundation of ethics, service and trust. Our focus is on your financial goals so you can focus on creating a quality of life that reflects your deepest values.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Gordon Bernhardt is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Gordon Bernhardt is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Gordon Bernhardt is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Contact Gordon Bernhardt
7601 Lewinsville Rd
McLean, VA 22102