James Reding


Paradigm Financial Advisors

Financial Advisor

James Reding


Paradigm Financial Advisors

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - James Reding, JD


Fee-Only Financial Advisor serving the entire St. Louis, MO area.

James Reding is a St. Louis, MO fee-only financial planner. Paradigm Financial Advisors provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Reding is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Jim Reding is the President and CEO of Paradigm Financial Advisors, LLC. A native St. Louisan, he attended Rockhurst College on an athletic scholarship for soccer, graduated with honors (B.S.B.A. in Finance and Economics) and received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law, cum laude. After six years working as a financial analyst with Monsanto, Jim began his Estate, Tax and Asset Protection Law firm and Comprehensive Wealth Planning firm in 1996.

A member of the National Association of Professional Financial Advisors, Accredited Investment Fiduciary (2008), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Missouri Bar Association, Jim has also written numerous articles on Wealth Planning including an article entitled "Millionaires in the Making" in the October 2007 issue of Money Magazine.

James Reding 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
Paradigm Financial Advisors, LLC provides comprehensive Wealth Management services for our clients. We utilize a team approach in analyzing and planning a client’s investment portfolio, estate plan, cash flow, income tax planning, and retirement goals. All recommendations are based solely on your specific needs, circumstances and goals. We serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity and pledge to act in our clients’ best interest at all times. Assets are managed in a prudent, disciplined fashion with emphasis placed on risk management, low cost and consistent results.
Our clients are predominately very active & self-reliant "retirees" , pre-retirees & "prudent-investor" types (self-made millionaires, former business owners, professionals, M.D.'s,executives,"baby-boomers' and "early retirees").
We take great pride in the fact that nearly all of our clients come to us on a referral basis and our retention rate is very high (with the majority having been with us 10 years or more).
Lastly...we believe we are simply in the business of helping active, self-reliant retirees & pre-retirees manage their financial resources and realize "realistic' returns on their investments while achieving their long-term financial goals with a minimum amount of time,effort & stress.

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

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    James Reding 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.

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
    James Reding is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)

    Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation are able to immediately show that they are interested in and working towards the best interests of their clients. They have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation.

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Office Locations:

  • 12231 Manchester Road
    Des Peres, MO 63131

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