Bridge Financial Planning, LLC
Founder & Director
Fee-Only Financial Planning & Investing for Today's Professionals
Jennifer Harper is a Chattanooga, TN fee-only financial planner. Bridge Financial Planning, LLC 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, Jennifer is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Over the years, I have been privileged to work with a wide variety of clients, from young people wanting a ‘smart start’, to multi-generational high net worth families. These experiences have shown me that financial planning can be very complex, but the process doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming.
I began working in the financial services industry in 2000, earned an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2001, and became a CFP® in 2006. In 2005, I began developing a financial education non-profit organization, Common Cents Financial Literacy, Inc. to help guide young people toward an independent and responsible financial future. Additionally, I served as an adjunct Finance instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 2014-2017.
While my professional life is solely focused on personal finance, I actually don’t believe it’s all about the money! I believe that we need to be good stewards of the resources we have and we will be able to achieve more for ourselves and for others if we are thoughtful and well prepared for the future.
Having a solid financial plan is about giving you the peace of mind to enjoy all the things that are important to you.
I am dedicated to helping my clients connect their realities of today with their future goals.
Jennifer Harper 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
Why we created Bridge Financial Planning
I’ve thought a lot about the word ‘compromise’ lately. In some instances, it can be a very good, diplomatic and helpful way to solve tough issues that are rarely black and white.
In other instances, it can mean that we’re settling. That’s what I’ve wanted to avoid as I’ve built this business for clients. There should be a no-compromise option for individuals and families to receive professional, unbiased support for all their financial goals.
By de-coupling professional advice from product sales, we can work together on what is most important to you without potential conflicts of interest or undue focus on one aspect of your financial plan over another.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- Business Owners
- 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
Jennifer Harper 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.
Jennifer Harper is a Member of the XY Planning Network
The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.
Jennifer Harper 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.
Contact Jennifer Harper
100 Cherokee Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405