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Taylor Schulte, CFP®, is founder and CEO of Define Financial, a fee-only wealth management firm in San Diego. In addition, Schulte is the founder of StayWealthySanDiego.com, where he is dedicated to helping consumers maximize their wealth. He has been recognized as a top 40 Advisor under 40 by Investment News and a 2017 "Young Advisor to Watch" by Financial Advisor Magazine. When he's not perfecting financial plans, you can find him traveling with his family, searching for the next best carne asada burrito or trying to master Adam Scott's golf swing.
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