James Kantowski

CFP®, CPA, PFS

Bay Point Wealth

Financial Advisor

James Kantowski

CFP®, CPA, PFS

Bay Point Wealth

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - James Kantowski, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Fee-Only Financial Planner with offices in Annapolis, MD and Asheville, NC

James Kantowski is a Annapolis, MD fee-only financial planner. Bay Point Wealth provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and tax planning to help high net-worth clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Kantowski is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Jim Kantowski has always believed that building a relationship grounded in trust and integrity is the best way to help clients achieve their financial objectives. After 20 years with some of the nation's largest financial management firms, Jim left to pursue his dream of a firm where relationships matter, a firm where the product is not stocks or bonds, but great advice.

Jim is married with four children and lives in Arnold, Maryland where you'll find him actively involved in his community. He is on the board of the Financial Education Foundation, co-founder of Fish For a Cure, and coaches baseball and basketball. He is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant. Jim belongs to the AICPA, MACPA and NAPFA.

James Kantowski 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

Bay Point Wealth is an independent, fee-only financial advisory firm providing tailored wealth management services to families and individuals. We work develop personal relationships with our clients, providing guidance and counsel to assist them in achieving their important life goals.

We have offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Asheville, North Carolina; and Sarasota, Florida.

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 Kantowski 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 Kantowski 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.

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
    James Kantowski is a Certified Public Accountant (Learn More)

    Certified Public Accountants are licensed by the state and authorized by the state to practice public or private accounting. CPA licensing requirements are state specific, but typically include a bachelors degree with additional accounting coursework, successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam, work experience, successful completion of an approved ethics course, and ongoing continuing education.

  • CPA/PFS - Personal Financial Specialist
    James Kantowski is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)

    The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential is granted solely to CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) with considerable personal financial planning education and experience. All areas of personal financial planning—including estate, retirement, investments and insurance—have tax implications, and the PFS professional has the experience, ethics, and expertise to get the job done right.

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Office Locations:

  • 721 Melvin Avenue
    Annapolis, MD 21401
  • 60 N Market St, C200
    Asheville, NC 28801

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