William M. Howell

William M. Howell


Howell Financial Advisors, Inc.

(317) 877-8000

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Fee Only financial advisor and retirement specialist serving the Indianapolis metro area and clients nation wide


  • 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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11495 North Pennsylvania St, Suite 235
Carmel, IN 46032

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

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

William "Bill" Howell is an Indianapolis, IN Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Indianapolis Metro area.  The firm has clients throughout Indiana and several other states across the nation. Howell Financial Advisors, Inc. specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. William Howell is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, CPA and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

William M. Howell is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner™. He has more than 20 years of fee-only experience working with investment portfolios totaling over $140 million for individuals, pension plans and non-profit groups.  Bill also has extensive experience working with individuals in all areas of personal financial planning.  In addition, he has served in several executive management positions with Indiana based firms throughout his career.


Bill is the author of numerous articles and has been quoted on financial management issues in Money Magazine, Medical Economics, Indianapolis Magazine, SmartMoney and several newsletters.  He has also conducted seminars and served as a panelist on a television show, “Ask the Experts”, and serves as a financial planning expert to the Indianapolis WISH TV news program.


He is a member of the Leadership Cabinet of the Indiana CPA Society as well as a former co-chairman of the society’s Personal Financial Planning Committee.  Bill is a charter member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and served as the Midwest Region Coordinator.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Professional Advisor Leadership Council of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.


Bill is an active member of his church and established an endowment plan which has helped dozens of charitable organizations in the metro area.  He is also an avid landscape photographer.


The goal at Howell Financial Advisors, Inc. is to help our clients maintain financial peace of mind as they manage their wealth and prepare for various transitions in their lives. Some of these adjustments include: transitions into retirement, new career challenges, loss of a loved one or a divorce, and new wealth.

Wealth management and life transitions require specific planning and impact how a family's finances are managed and invested. As a FEE-ONLY wealth management firm, Howell Financial Advisors, Inc. offers financial planninginvestment management and estate planning services. We also work with institutions such as endowments and non-profits in helping to manage investment portfolios.

We emphasize the development of comprehensive plans based upon the unique needs of each client. You won’t find a cookie-cutter approach here. We help clients wade through all of the different choices that confront them in their financial lives to find the solutions that work best for them. As a fee-only registered investment advisory firm, Howell Financial Advisors, Inc. does not sell any investment products or represent any sales organizations. We represent only the interest of our clients, and they know we provide independent and objective advice.