James Adams

CFA®, CFP®, MBA

BSSF Wealth

Private Wealth Advisor

James Adams

CFA®, CFP®, MBA

BSSF Wealth

Private Wealth Advisor

I enjoy developing holistic financial, tax, & estate planning solutions to help my clients build a solid future. - James Adams, CFA®, CFP®, MBA

Client Focused. Personalized Solutions. We take a holistic approach to asset management and financial planning.

BSSF Wealth is a fee-only financial planning firm headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, with additional office locations in Hanover and Lancaster, as well as Frederick and Westminster, Maryland. 

James Adams specializes in holistic asset management , financial planningtax planning, and estate planning services. Our deep experience, coupled with our partnership with Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, a premier accounting and business advisory firm in Pennsylvania and Maryland, enables us to provide a comprehensive financial service offering to individuals, families and business owners.

BSSF Wealth is a fee-only firm, so we receive no commission payments from clients or vendors. We conduct all business under a fiduciary standard, which obligates us to act in our clients’ best financial interests at all times.

James Adams (“Jimmy”) is a Private Wealth Advisor at BSSF Wealth, which he co-founded in partnership with Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz. He has two decades of financial services experience, including nine years of working with individual clients at a registered investment advisor (RIA) and a private trust company. In those roles, he developed expertise in asset allocation, portfolio analytics, financial planning, and investment manager selection.

Jimmy also has an intimate knowledge of institutional asset management. As a product manager, he serviced $20 billion in client accounts across a wide array of investment strategies. He began his career with two national life insurance companies, where he was responsible for investment selection and credit evaluation for multi-billion-dollar corporate bond portfolios.

After the market collapse in the Global Financial Crisis, Jimmy decided to go “back to basics” and wait tables at a Waffle House in 2009, immersing himself in economic history during his off hours. The resulting memoir, Waffle Street, was published the following year. The book is a unique blend of humorous restaurant anecdotes and meditations on finance.

Waffle Street was later adapted into a feature film starring James Lafferty (of One Tree Hill fame) and screen legend Danny Glover as his restaurant mentor. The film received numerous awards, including Best Feature at the 2015 Hollywood Film Festival, and became a smash hit on Netflix.

Jimmy earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a BS in Finance and Accounting, cum laude, from Wake Forest University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Charterholder, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and an Investment Advisor Representative of Advisory Services Network, LLC.

James Adams is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Client Focused. Personalized Solutions.

At BSSF Wealth, our clients’ interests come first. We operate under a fiduciary standard, which means that you can trust that we will act in your best interest.

With an understanding that everyone is unique, we create personalized solutions tailored to your individual situation. We start by helping you draft your goals and objectives, and then creating a personalized plan to align with those aims.

Our philosophy is built on providing holistic solutions for your financial life. We will work with your accountants, attorneys, insurance professionals and other advisors to help you better achieve your objectives. We strongly believe that such collaboration makes for more robust financial plans.

We are headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, with additional office locations in Hanover and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as Frederick and Westminster, Maryland.

BSSF Wealth is a member of Advisory Services Network, LLC.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.

Specialties

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    James Adams is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    James Adams is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst

    James Adams is a CFA® charterholder

    The CFA Program is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world with less than 200,000 charterholders globally.

    This advisor has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (CFA® charter) by passing all three of the CFA exams and gaining relevant industry experience, demonstrating their mastery of the investment analysis and decision-making skills most needed in the global investment management profession.

  • CFA Institute

    James Adams is a Member of the CFA Institute

    The CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit organization comprising the world’s largest association of investment professionals. With more than 170,000 members and 150 regional societies around the world, the organization is dedicated to developing and promoting the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry.

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Office Locations:

  • 210 Grandview Avenue
    Camp Hill, PA 17011

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