Mark and Jennifer don’t have a set date for retirement — not because they can’t retire, but because they’re not sure they ever want to stop working completely. Mark is a tenured professor who can’t imagine no longer making such a big impact on the lives of his students. He loves being able to…
Dan devoted 35 years to his company before deciding it was time to move into the next phase of his life. With their children grown, he and his wife Laura were looking forward to traveling, golfing, and giving back to their community. His retirement package included stock options…
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Do you think the next 30 years will look like the previous 30 years? We certainly don’t. Define was launched to provide a fresh, new perspective on the global financial markets and develop forward-looking solutions to ensure our clients can reach their goals.
Welcome! I’m a native San Diegan and I worked for large wealth management firms for half of my career. They spent more time talking about how to make the firm more money than how to make clients more money. I set out to change that.
In 2014, I launched Define Financial. We are a team of award-winning CFP® professionals working with our clients on the same side of the table. We help our clients reduce taxes, invest smarter, and retire on their terms.
I’m a proud graduate of the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona and the Executive Financial Planner program at San Diego State University. In addition, I hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation – exemplifying my commitment to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in the industry.
When I’m not perfecting financial plans, you can find me traveling with my wife and two sons, searching for the next best carne asada burrito, or trying to master Adam Scott’s golf swing.
pet: French Bulldog, Paisley
The Frenchie is a mix of three different breeds – diversified, just like my investment portfolio.
can’t be interrupted when: The Wildcats are playing
Timing – important in sports, not investing
favorite hiking spot: Cowles Mountain
Life is worth the climb
best burrito in San Diego: Nico’s, Ocean Beach
May result in inflation —of the stomach
favorite date night: Azuki Sushi, Bankers Hill
This place doesn’t get enough credit
queued up on the driving playlist : Podcasts!
Low cost, high yield.
best happy hour: Jaynes Gastropub
Suitable for both bear and bull markets
favorite golf course: La Cumbre Country Club, Santa Barbara, CA
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San Diego, March 18th, 2019—Taylor Schulte, CFP® was named to the 2019 Shaping San Diego list published by San Diego Magazine. “San Diego is a premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism”, according to San Diego Magazine. “Local innovators push the boundaries and bring big ideas to execution. This list is an inside look at… Continue Reading