Taylor Schulte


Define Financial


Taylor Schulte


Define Financial


As a San Diego fee-only financial planner, we help you reduce taxes, invest smarter, and make work optional in retirement. - Taylor Schulte, CFP®

Fee-Only Financial Planner San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco

Taylor Schulte is a fee-only San Diego financial advisor. His team specializes in helping clients reduce taxes, invest smarter, and make work optional in retirement. 

To help you (and them) make an informed decision about working together, they created The S.T.A.R.T. Here Process™.

The process was specifically designed for professionals age 50 plus who have accummulated investment and retirement assets of $1 million or more. 

There is no cost or obligation to go through the process and you will finish knowing exactly where you stand in the three key areas of retirement planning. The first step is a 15-minute phone call.  

I’m a native San Diegan and I worked for large wealth management firms for half of my career.

They spent more time talking about how to make the firm more money than how to make clients more money. I set out to change that.

In 2014, I launched Define Financial. We are a team of award-winning CFP® professionals working with our clients on the same side of the table.

We help our clients:

  1. Reduce Taxes
  2. Invest Smarter
  3. Make Work Optional in Retirement

Since launching Define Financial, I’ve been recognized as a multi-year Five Star Wealth Manager in San Diego Magazine and a Top 40 Advisor Under 40 by InvestmentNews.

I'm also a regular contributor for Kiplinger and host a retirement podcast called Stay Wealthy

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

Taylor Schulte 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

Define Financial in the Press

Reduce taxes. Invest smarter. Make work optional in retirement.

Define Financial is a fee-only financial planning firm headquartered in San Diego, CA. We specialize in financial planning and investment management services for professionals age 50 plus. 

Do you think the next 30 years will look like the previous 30 years? We certainly don’t. Define was launched to provide a fresh, new perspective on the global financial markets and develop forward-looking solutions to ensure our clients can reach their goals.

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Mitigating Taxes
  • Maximizing Investment Returns
  • Optimizing Insurance Policies

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Inheritance or Sudden Wealth
  • Business Owners and Executives

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Transparent Fees
  • No Sales
  • Complimentary 15-min Phone Call

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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Office Locations:

  • 12526 High Bluff Dr
    Suite 238
    San Diego, CA 92130

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