Independent Financial Planners

Our Guiding Principle

Every Encounter Matters

Nothing can replace the personal relationship we have with our clients. Our organization is structured so our financial advisors are available to meet and review your financial plan—on your schedule. Technology has impacted financial advising in significant ways. We embrace change and use technology to serve you better and enhance our personal relationship with you.

Fiduciary Financial Advisors

We hold to the fiduciary standard to act in the best interest of our clients with good faith and trust. With fee-only compensation, we provide transparent wealth management and financial planning services. We always have and always will advocate for what is best for you.

Financial Planner vs. Investment Manager?

We are independent, comprehensive financial advisors. This encompasses far more than selecting investments. After all, what good are your investments if the complementary issues – tax analysis, estate planning, risk management, and pension planning – haven’t been addressed?

Organize Your Financial Life

Organizing your finances is both comforting and liberating. When your finances are thoughtfully structured and managed, it frees you to whole-heartedly pursue your personal and family goals. We combine our 60+ years of experience and state-of-the art technology to help you craft a sound, comprehensive financial plan.

Services

Our passion is to help families within five years of retirement or already retired to build a holistic financial plan. With a solid plan, clients can turn their investments into income and protect their principal for future generations.

Comprehensive Financial Plans

Objective. Analytical. In-depth. We help you navigate the complex world of retirement planning, pension planning, investment management, risk management, tax planning, estate planning and philanthropy. You'll find our recommendations backed by a complete analysis using planning software. Going forward, we rely on ongoing in-depth analyses to guide us.

Retirement Planning

Retirement decisions can be complex and puzzling. Retirement may be right around the corner or a distant goal, but it is never too early to start planning. Our focus is on simplifying these important retirement decisions and guiding our clients toward the plan that fits them best.

Pension Planning

We are specifically equipped to address the unique planning needs of Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) and Public Education Employees of Missouri (PEERS) members. Two of our advisors are retired teachers and PSRS members. We have over 15 years of experience helping PSRS and PEERs educator members make wise decisions regarding their pensions.

Investment Management

We abide by the fiduciary standard to act in the best interest of our clients. Our investment management recommendations are not motivated by commissions, nor are there any proprietary investments. We use a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) to oversee and adjust our portfolios.

Risk Management

Too many financial firms focus solely on investments while ignoring the need to insure and protect assets. We perform a thorough risk analysis for every comprehensive plan. Our experience with PSRS and PEERS pensions taught us the value of life insurance as a tool for protecting a pension benefit and creating an asset that can carry on to the next generation. 

Tax Planning

Tax strategies play a large part in any comprehensive financial plan, and we coordinate our comprehensive plans with tax professionals to make sure we are being proactive.

Estate Planning and Philanthropy

Estate planning is the ribbon that ties your comprehensive financial plan together. Multi-generational planning is essential, yet it is often overlooked or pushed “down the road.” Our responsibility is to help you organize your financial life, and the estate planning piece gives our clients confidence knowing their assets will pass to future generations. In addition, estate planning opens avenues for charitable giving.

Meet the

Team

Each of our advisors is dedicated to proactively helping our clients pursue their personal goals. As an independent, fee-only firm, our clients can be assured that our advice is transparent with no hidden fees and no bias due to conflicts of interest to sell a certain product line or offering. Bottom line, we are looking out for our client’s best interests. Check the background of investment professionals associated with this site on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

  • dworley@worleybanks.com
  • 314-413-5856

Dave Worley

Partner

Dave focuses his practice on pension analysis and complementary strategies for Missouri educators.

He taught English and history for 29 years in Missouri – 5 years in a private school and 24 years in public schools before retiring from the Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) in 2006. His wife, Suzanne, also retired in 2006 from a 30-year career teaching English and history in Missouri public schools.

Dave’s experience sorting through the retirement process for himself and his wife led him to dedicate his practice to helping Missouri educators analyze their retirement options and make informed decisions.

Dave enjoys traveling out West and spending time with Suzanne, their children Heather, Lauren, Chad, and Marc, and their families.

Education

  • Washington University – BA in English
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis – MA Education
  • Lifetime Missouri teaching certificate – English and history

Timothy J. Banks

Partner

Tim helps families at retirement build holistic financial plans, based on income and asset preservation.

Tim is dedicated to the families that trust him with their financial well-being. For 17 years, Tim has helped families at retirement build comprehensive financial plans around their goals and concerns. He loves helping families make the important decisions they need to make at retirement along with the emotions that come with retirement and their finances.

He is a student of financial planning and has a strong passion to learn more about every area of finance. The biggest reason for his success is the team behind him. Tim loves his family, friends, golf, and cleaning poopy diapers.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from the Missouri State University – Business Management
  • tbanks@worleybanks.com
  • 314-530-1223
  • jstclair@worleybanks.com
  • 314-530-2294

Jordan St. Clair

Advisor

Jordan manages operations, fostering an efficient culture that ensures outstanding service and care to every client.

Jordan St. Clair is the Chief Operations Officer for the Worley Banks Group. His focus is to maintain an efficient operational culture that provides outstanding service and care to every client. He brings a wealth of experience advising physicians, business owners, and young professionals to the Worley Banks planning and operations teams. Jordan's passion through financial planning, is to give clients the tools, time and peace of mind to live a meaningful life and pursue what matters most to them.

Jordan earned his Business degree from Southwest Baptist University and has been in the financial industry since. He lives in the St Louis area with his wife, Joelle. In his free time, he loves cheering on his hometown Kansas City sports teams, golfing, leading youth at Calvary Church and spending time with family and friends.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Baptist University – Business Management

Ryan Furlong, CFP®

Advisor

Ryan educates and explains complicated concepts, empowering clients to make critical financial decisions.

Financial planning can be complicated and has many layers, which is why Ryan makes it his mission to break down the complicated and communicate in a way that resonates with clients. Ryan loves educating clients and giving them a sense of empowerment in making their most critical financial decisions. The most enjoyable aspect of his role is building deep, long-lasting relationships with the individuals and families he works alongside.

Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning from the University of Missouri Columbia and has been in the financial planning industry since. In his free time, Ryan loves cheering on the St. Louis Blues, golfing, spending time with family and friends, and going on hikes with his dog Molly.

Education

  • rfurlong@worleybanks.com
  • 314-530-2649

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  • 314-530-2700

  • 6 CityPlace Drive 
    Suite 460
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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