Tom Taylor


Chesapeake Financial Advisors


Tom Taylor


Chesapeake Financial Advisors


As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Tom Taylor, CPA/PFS

Fee-Only Financial Planner with Offices in Towson, Columbia, Frederick, MD, and Serving Clients Nationwide

Tom Taylor is a Towson, MD fee-only financial planner. Chesapeake Financial Advisors provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and tax preparation to help medical professionals and high net worth clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Tom Taylor is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Tom Taylor, CPA/PFS founded the firm in May 1998 as an independent investment firm specializing in providing individuals, families, small businesses and institutions with unbiased investment management and financial planning advice.  He is an experienced investment manager and financial planner and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment advisor practice, financial and tax planning practice.

Tom’s investment philosophy is predicated on the belief that “properly allocated and individually managed investment portfolios should contain assets that are consistent with the goals and objectives of our clients and should be monitored continuously by principals with the highest standards of integrity, experience and investment acumen.”

Before founding the firm, Tom spent two years with the Corporate Finance division of the Baltimore based investment bank, Legg Mason, Inc. While at Legg Mason, Tom completed various common stock and merger transactions valued at over $1.4 billion. Tom began his career in the audit practice of the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, also in Baltimore.

Educational Background

Graduated cum laude from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, in 1993 with degrees in Accounting and Finance.

Tom is a 1989 honors graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, in Towson, Maryland.

He received his Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) license in 1996, is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and has completed the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 65 exam.

In 2005 Tom was named “Most Outstanding Alumnus” of Calvert Hall College High School, an honor he truly cherishes.

Tom Taylor 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.

Chesapeake Financial Advisors is an independent fee-only investment management and financial planning firm located in Towson, Columbia, and Frederick, Maryland.

Our mission is to help our clients achieve financial peace of mind by reaching their goals and realizing their dreams.

Our goal is to assist our clients in prioritizing and quantifying their financial goals, setting realistic expectations and implementing a disciplined and prudent investment and savings strategy.

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


  • 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)
    Tom Taylor 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.

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
    Tom Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant (Learn More)

    A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a professional accountant who has met the education and experience requirements set by their state's Board of Accountancy and has passed the Uniform CPA Exam. CPAs are licensed to provide a wide range of accounting services, including financial statement preparation, tax planning and preparation, auditing, consulting, and other financial advisory services.

  • CPA/PFS - Personal Financial Specialist
    Tom Taylor 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:

  • 401 Jefferson Avenue
    Towson, MD 21286
  • 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd
    Suite 350
    Fulton, MD 20759
  • 5100 Buckeystown Pike
    Suite 250
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • 4445 Willard Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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