Howell Taylor, CFP®

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Branch Manager, Senior Vice President – Investments
Benjamin F. Edwards - Hattiesburg, MS
6555 US Highway 98 W
Ste B
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-271-7110


As a financial advisor, I firmly embrace the principle of putting my clients first and working with them in an atmosphere characterized by trust, integrity and mutual respect.

My client-first commitment to you begins by asking questions and listening to your responses about your current situation and plans for the future. Are you caring for a family? What are your income needs now and during retirement? Are you transitioning your wealth to the next generation?

As we discuss these issues, we’ll work side-by-side to evaluate your current financial picture and explore your investment time horizon and your tolerance for risk. Each of these steps will help us develop a personalized investment program that will be designed to meet your current and projected needs.


Drawn by their client-centered approach to financial services, I joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2015 as branch manager and facilitated the opening of our Hattiesburg, MS office. I began my financial services career in 1976, and I’m passionate about educating clients and helping them achieve their goals through proper planning and investment strategies.

I live in Petal with my wife, Cindy, and we enjoy spending time with our four children—Leah, Sarah, Scott and Josie. As a family, we like to travel to the Emerald Coast in Florida. In addition, I love listening to many types of music.


  • Asset Allocation
  • Education Planning Strategies
  • Financial Planning Strategies
  • Investment Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Management


  • Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphases in Banking & Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance

My Community Activities

  • Hardy Street Baptist Church, Volunteer

WHAT IS A CFP®? A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, or CFP®, certification means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by a comprehensive 6-hour exam administered in accordance with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards. Professionals who are awarded this accreditation demonstrate skill in analyzing situations and developing personalized long-term financial strategies. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in the U.S.