Bridge Financial Strategies
We believe the financial services industry has overlooked women’s unique needs, goals, and futures for far too long. From our experience, few financial experts understand women’s relationship with money, because, unfortunately, few financial experts are women.
Julie Kern founded Bridge Divorce Strategies in 2009 to provide the service and support women need — backed by the sophisticated strategies and a refined process. Our mission is to help you “bridge” the gap between where you are today and your future financial security. To achieve this goal, we provide all-encompassing support for women who are in transition and those who seek guidance through every chapter in their financial lives.
Julie A. Kern, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™
Julie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) with over 15 years of wealth management experience. Julie has an extensive background in financial planning, investment advice, divorce planning, estate planning, risk management, and tax planning and compliance.
Julie’s passion and expertise is in helping women achieve financial success, particularly women who are widowed or divorcing. A strong advocate of empowering women about money and a woman who has experienced divorce herself, Julie’s mission is to help women overcome the unique challenges they face to successfully achieve financial security.
She received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and her Master of Taxation degree from Arizona State University.
Originally from Denver, Julie has called the Valley home for more than twenty years. Her hobbies include hiking, CrossFit, reading, watching NFL football, and spending time with her grown children.
Read Julie’s Personal Story to understand why and how her passion for helping women drives her work today.
- Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Arizona Society of CPAs
- Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts
- Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix, Secretary
- Association of Divorce Financial Planners
- Platform Scottsdale, Co-founder