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The Buchholz Moore Wagner Wealth Management Group

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Significant wealth is different, both in its demands and opportunities. At The Buchholz Moore Wagner Wealth Management Group, we help an accomplished clientele simplify and unify their financial affairs, enhance the confidence of their outlook, and advance their priorities with care and resolve.


When your financial affairs take on a certain scale, they can demand significant time and attention. At the Buchholz Moore Wagner Wealth Management Group, we help restore balance to your life, managing multiple facets of your wealth so you can pursue what matters most to you, personally and professionally.


Clients from varied paths seek our assistance. Many are senior executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners who anticipate a significant crossroads in their wealth. They look to us for the perspective and technical insight we can provide, having guided other clients through similar inflection points in their wealth. Good advice, we believe, can make a substantial difference in clients’ lives, helping them take concrete action to capitalize on opportunities—and sidestep possible pitfalls—that lie ahead.


Other clients come to us because they recognize their wealth is not receiving the attention it deserves. Typically, these clients have multiple demands on their time. They excel in their professions and have attained significant success through their ingenuity and hard work. They recognize, however, that their wealth lacks unified direction, strategy, and coordination. They see value in delegating the management of their financial affairs so they can focus on their professions, families, or passions.


For these clients and others, we believe we bring a differentiated level of care, grounded in customization, sophistication, and precision. We offer a client experience that is distinctive in its depth and immediacy, helping individuals and families fashion the lives and legacies they envision.




Here’s what you can expect when you engage us:

  • Your path is your own. Our work is deeply reflective of your distinctive needs, interests, and aspirations.
  • You can rely on us. We work with a limited number of families so we can provide them with the attention and focus they deserve.
  • The more complex your situation, the more value we can provide. We are deeply skilled in unwinding the intricacies of substantial wealth.

To speak with one of our Advisors, please see the red “Contact Us” button at the top of our webpage. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your needs relative to our capabilities.

Why Our Team

Why The Buchholz Moore Wagner Wealth Management Group


Your path to your wealth is your own. We appreciate the singularity of your situation—both what you have accomplished and what lies ahead. We also recognize that your balance sheet is only one part of your story. Clients typically come to us because they are in search of something greater—security, confidence, free time, direction, analysis, or organization.


We can help provide these things, and more.


Six people strong, we are a tight-knit team of professionals who derive great satisfaction from our work. Our culture is one of thoughtfulness, responsiveness, and thoroughness. We never lose sight of the trust you have placed in us, working hard on your behalf to add value, ease, and convenience to your life.


Here are a few of the ways that we differentiate our approach:


  • The Depth of Our Insight. We strive to connect you to impactful ideas and guidance, streamlining your path to your objectives. To that end, we have undertaken extensive professional education. Our Advisors hold the following industry designations, demonstrating our commitment to our craft: CFA®, CFP® professional, CPFA, CPWA®.
  • Our Connectivity to Multiple Generations. We have built our team with continuity in mind so we can serve you for decades to come. Our Advisors are at varied points in their professional careers, a continuum that allows us to connect easily with individuals at different life stages, from matriarchs and patriarchs through Millennials.
  • The Sophistication of Our Advice. All wealth is not the same. When your financial affairs take on a certain scale, they require a deft hand—one that can discern possible efficiencies across your balance sheet and help you capitalize on those opportunities through in-depth customization. Our Advisors have significant experience addressing the distinctive needs of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients.
  • The Precision of Our Service Model. Our service team is dedicated to high level service with a focus on responsive and diligent communication. More important, we recognize that service never stops. We’re proud to be a reliable resource, executing on your needs so you can enjoy greater poise in the day-to-day management of your financial affairs.
  • Our Engagement with Your Priorities. We’re proud of the work we do and our ability to have a meaningful impact your life and legacy. We believe our ability to streamline the path to your priorities is the pinnacle of our profession.

We begin each relationship with a conversation. Reach out to us, and one of our Advisors will be happy to connect with you about your interests and needs.



CFA® is a registered trademark of the CFA Institute.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.



Every relationship begins with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, we start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial approach.


Merrill’s process is designed to help deliver a customized, comprehensive experience to assist you not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Providing you with access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help you manage all of the pieces of your financial life. Working one-on-one with a Merrill advisor means you have a single point of contact to help you with potential strategies for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

We believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. Whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or funding a child’s education, the process begins by getting to know you and how you feel about the following:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

Success will be measured by the amount of progress you are making toward reaching your goals, making thoughtfully considered adjustments as events and conditions warrant.

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Sara Burns

Wealth Strategies Advisor

Bank of America, N.A.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

Reviews to help you
stay on track

We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.

    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.


    MyMerrill is your online destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

    You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch ID, one time passcode, and other security features

    Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

      Why Merrill?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


      We put you first, every day.
      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

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      No question too big or moment too small
      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

      The Power of the Right Advisor®
      Working with a dedicated Merrill advisor means you get personalized investment strategies from Merrill plus access to comprehensive financial solutions only Bank of America can deliver.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

      A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.