Lyn  Dippel

Lyn Dippel

| CFP®, JD

FAI Wealth Management

(410) 715-9200

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Serving clients nation wide with offices in Columbia, MD serving the greater Baltimore, Annapolis area


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Elder Care Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting


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10211 Wincopin Circle
Suite 220
Columbia, MD 21044

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

Lyn Dippel is a Columbia, MD Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Columbia and all surrounding areas. FAI Wealth Management (formerly Financial Advantage, Inc.) specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Lyn Dippel is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

As President and CEO, Lyn Dippel focuses her leadership role on running the day-to-day operations of the firm and coordinating the efforts of FAI’s management, advisory, and service teams to ensure FAI stays focused on clients’ long-term goals.

As an Advisor, Lyn focuses on working with women experiencing life transitions such as marriage transitions, active partnership divestments, career changes and retirement.

As a female executive, Lyn is passionate about helping women succeed.

Women’s Issues:

As an executive and business owner for 15 years, Lyn understands many of the issues women executives face.  She also listens carefully on order to provide guidance consistent with her clients’ values.  Lyn has experience advising women as they negotiate transitions such as mid-life marriage, divorce, widowhood, selling a business, and retirement.

Lyn writes on topics of interest to women in her column, HerMoney in HerMind magazine. In addition, during her tenure at FAI, Lyn’s experience and opinions have been sought by publications such as Kiplinger’s, Smart Money Magazine, and Business Week.


Lyn recognizes the need for financial planning and leadership in the community and serves in the following organizations:

  • Maryland State Legislative Compensation Commission – Appointee (Gov Hogan)
  • Finance Committee Member - Community Action Council of Howard County
  • Executive Alliance – Mentor for 2017 executive mentorship program
  • Leadership Premier Howard County
  • Financial Planning Association
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors 

Education and Designations:

  • Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law and member of the Virginia State Bar
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond
  • Leadership Premier Howard County, Class of 2014

You’ll always feel like our most important client because you are.

You’re unique, and so are your circumstances and your goals for tomorrow. At FAI Wealth Management, we think your financial strategies should be as distinctive as you are. We also recognize that the essence of a wealthy life isn’t merely about financial achievement. It’s also about who you are beyond the numbers—your values, interests, and concerns. Addressing the picture of your life in its entirety and the future you envision, we work with you to formulate a specific, practical plan that provides stability, prosperity, and peace of mind.  To deliver this level of financial confidence, we work with you in three main areas, each related to an aspect of our whole-life approach to wealth management: financial planning and investment management.

We’re with you all the way.

Since we opened our doors in 1987, FAI has integrated world-class investment philosophies with highly personalized financial planning that takes into account each client’s life story. Our financial perspective is presented in a friendly, down-to-earth manner that inspires trust and confidence. We are good listeners and we vow to always treat you the same way we’d want to be treated ourselves. This deep client commitment has translated into enduring relationships, many of which span decades. And while we’re proud of our combined 150+ years of experience in financial planning and wealth management, we’re even more fulfilled by the hundreds of families we serve.

As an FAI client, you’ll work with a dedicated team that includes a senior advisor, associate advisor, and a client service representative, providing you with trusted, experienced counsel and continuity in your service. Together, we’ll design a integrated financial approach that adapts to every season of your life.