Josh Rendler, CFP®

Retirement and tax planning for people over age 50.

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Define Financial Josh Rendler, CFP®
San Diego, CA

Serving Clients Nationwide

Retirement and tax planning for people over age 50.

Areas of Focus

  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Social Security
  • Taxes
  • Travel

About Me

Hi, I'm Josh Rendler. After gaining solid experience in both the procedural and strategic sides of financial planning, I was thrilled to join Define Financial in 2023.

I love being part of a team that shares my passion for delivering the best possible client experience as our top priority. I’m also grateful to be at a place where I can add real value by applying my varied talents and interests to the families we serve.

➡️ Career Highlights

My introduction to Define Financial came in 2017 when I was finishing my bachelor’s degree in financial services at San Diego State University.

As a member of the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) student chapter, I participated in a 3-day mentorship program, shadowing a practicing financial advisor in their office.

That advisor was Define Financial founder, Taylor Schulte, CFP®. The experience turned out to be pivotal to my career.

After working at a couple of other firms and earning my CFP®, I came to realize that no other place is quite like Define Financial.

As I and the firm grew for a while along our separate paths, we both arrived at the right place and the right time for me to return to the origin for my interest in serving as a 100% fee-only, fiduciary advisor.

➡️ Personal Points of Interest

San Diego Roots: Like Tyler and Taylor, I, too, am a San Diego native. I grew up in a big, boisterous household with four other siblings. Never a dull day for the Rendler clan!

Local Entertainment: I don’t surf, but I love the beach, the local food scene, and hanging out with family, friends, and my dog Chewy (a Shiba Inu).

Team Sports: I like to participate in and watch basketball, football, and other sports when I’m able—even though San Diego seems to be losing all its pro teams.

Adventures Abroad: I also enjoy traveling to see what else is out there. Iceland is a favorite of mine; it’s a very social culture with spectacular nature.

Professional Designations



  • CFP Board
  • Fee Only Network
  • Financial Planning Association
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • The AGC
  • XY Planning Network

Primary Location

12526 High Bluff Dr Suite 238 San Diego, CA 92130

Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • In-Person
  • Phone

Compensation Methods

  • Fee Only

What to expect in the first meeting

📞 Complimentary 20-min Phone Call: This will give us both a chance to make sure your situation matches our expertise before we schedule additional meetings. After all, you wouldn’t see a Cardiologist if you needed foot surgery!

Offers Investment Management


About our Firm

Define Financial is an award-winning retirement planning firm dedicated to helping people aged 50+ lower taxes, invest smarter, and make work optional in retirement.


San Diego State University Bachelor of Science - BS, Financial Services

Hobbies and Interests

  • Beach
  • Family
  • Sports
  • Traveling

Who We Serve

  • Baby Boomers
  • Corporate Executives
  • DIY Investors
  • Living in Retirement

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