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What We Do

Financial Planning & Investment Management Are Integrated

To Protect Your Wealth

The Two Pillars of Wealth Management:

Financial Planning and Investment Management 

The two pillars of Wealth Management are Financial Planning  and Investment Management. We believe they must be ongoing in tandem.  Mike Martin, our founder, created this legacy in his “Retirement Talk” in 2016. Speaking of his founding the firm in 1987, Mike told the FAI staff:

“I knew what was needed was a firm that had both skills… financial planning & investing acumen. And not just securities analysis, but portfolio management… an understanding of diversification and a sense for how people’s emotional response to bull and bear markets can spoil their dreams... unless they have at their side a team of knowledgeable, disciplined and compassionate professionals. People who are as nice as they are smart! People like you!”

We are proud to carry on Mike’s Wealth Management legacy – Financial Planning and Investment Management, by knowledgeable, disciplined, and compassionate professionals.

Financial Planning

Every client has unique desires. Our planning process puts you front and center with the FAI team with your FAI advisor as the Family Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Your Family CFO will create scenarios to test your plan against whatever hurdles you may face along the way. 

Also, as Family CFO, your advisor can help coordinate meetings with outside professionals (e.g. attorneys, CPAs, insurance professionals, and others) as necessary to help complete your plan.  

Remember as a fee only advisors we do not sell products, we provide thoughtful and timely advice based on your unique needs.

Please Note: Limitations. The scope of any financial planning and consulting services to be provided depends upon the terms of the engagement, and the specific requests and needs of the client. FAI does not serve as an attorney, accountant, or insurance agent. FAI does not prepare legal documents or tax returns, nor does it sell insurance products.

Investment Management

Mike Martin left T. Rowe Price with the commitment to bring Wall Street to Main Street. For over 30 years we have created diversified portfolios using publicly traded individual stocks, bonds, and funds. Based on our investment experience we developed FAI’s Ten Investment Principles to guide us in investing your savings.

Please Note: Limitations. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. Therefore, it should not be assumed that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended and/or undertaken by FAI, will be profitable, equal any historical performance level(s), or prove successful.

Click Here for FAI's Ten Investment Principles

We Provide Guidance That Is:

Personalized Columbia, MD FAI Wealth Management


By understanding your unique situation and goals, we’ll develop a financial plan and investment strategy that is customized for your potential success and stability.  

Research-Driven Columbia, MD FAI Wealth Management


Our solutions are backed by the latest data and insights. Your finances are supported by a knowledgeable team using fundamental research techniques. 

Well-Rounded Columbia, MD FAI Wealth Management


With a depth of resources, we can help connect you with legal, insurance, and accounting professionals to help create fully integrated strategies for your life and wealth.

Retirement Planning Columbia, MD FAI Wealth Management

Retirement Planning

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Investment Management

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Tax Strategies

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Insurance Analysis

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Estate Planning

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