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TAYLOR R. SCHULTE, CFP®

FOUNDER & CEO

Welcome! I’m a native San Diegan and I’ve spent over half of my career working for large wealth management firms. They spent more time talking about how to make the firm more money than how to make clients more money. I wanted to change that.

In 2014, I launched Define Financial. We are a team of industry-leading CFP® professionals working with our clients on the same side of the table. We help our clients keep more of their hard-earned money, solve complex financial planning issues, and achieve financial freedom.

Since launching Define Financial, I’ve been recognized as a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Five Star Wealth Manager in San Diego Magazine, a Top 40 Advisor Under 40 by InvestmentNews, and I was the recipient of the 2015 SD Metro Movers award by San Diego Metro Magazine. I’m also a regular contributor to Kiplinger and San Diego Downtown News.

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. I’m also a member of the San Diego Financial Advisors Network.

When I’m not perfecting financial plans, you can find me traveling with my wife, searching for the next best carne asada burrito, or trying to master Adam Scott’s golf swing.

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Number of Financial
Goals Planned For

Hours studied for CFP® exam

Fiduciary and fee-only

whole life/permanent insurance
policies sold

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 Chargers 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
cued 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
A great place to form bonds
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