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Larry Vawter – Vawter Wealth Management


Larry Vawter
Owner / LPL Registered Principal


Vawter Wealth Management was founded with the goal of assisting our clients in every aspect of their financial lives. We’ve provided some of the most personal service available, thus earning a reputation for excellence. For each of our clients we strive to help create financial stability and strive to help provide financial independence.

Our Commitment

Our staff consists of experienced professionals with a “hands on” approach to financial guidance. Not only will you find our team members knowledgeable, but you will also discover that our staff truly cares about working towards your dreams. As your Financial Professionals, we will do everything in our power to keep you focused on where you want to go, advise you on how to get there, and continually remind you of the importance of maintaining a disciplined approach in working towards your dreams.

My Philosophy

I have always felt that my most important role as a financial adviser is to educate my clients. I can’t be there for them 24/7, but I can be there in spirit and mindset. If I have done my job, my clients know what they can and cannot afford as well as when they should contact me regarding their financial decisions. Education and Experience designed to help the long term investor come to decisions that will aid them in their retirement.

Our company is based on the principle that education and understanding of your current financial situation is vital to successfully make prudent decisions concerning your future financial condition. If you have any questions about your current financial situation or wish to schedule an appointment, send us an email or give us a call at (816) 455-1500.

Vawter Wealth Management is not affiliated with JPE Wealth Management

Our Services

We offer the following services:

  • Financial Planning
  • Mutual Funds
  • Unit Investment Trusts
  • Life Insurances
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Alternative Investments
  • CDs
  • Long Term Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Small Business Retirement Plans
  • Annuities


Larry Vawter has been in the financial services industry since 1985.  His primary experience has been in retirement planning for the last 20 years.  Initially, for more than nine years, Larry was an examiner with the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), the self-regulatory organization for the NASDAQ Stock Market and all American brokerage firms.

Larry was previously a teacher in the North Kansas City Adult Education Program.

In his spare time, Larry stays active in sports. His oldest child was a D1 swimmer and a current engineer in California. Second child graduated from Mizzou in 2020. And the youngest of his three children remains active as a softball pitcher for Stanford University and that means committed “catching time” for Dad in the offseason as well as getting to as many games as possible during the season. Larry was previously a board member for the New Mark Swim Team and Parkville Rotary Club. The family attends Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Gladstone.

Professional Designations

Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 Registrations with LPL Financial
Health and Life Insurance License
Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA)


Larry graduated with honors with a B.S. in Management/Economics from Northwest Missouri State University.  His graduate degree is an MBA from Rockhurst College in Kansas City.  He also has a degree from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.