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As a Certified Financial Planner in Fort Mill, I help people reach their financial goals and live their best life.



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Comfortably Uncomfortable

My first football practice in high school was nothing like a traditional football practice. There were no helmets or pads. No one was wearing cleats. There was no football field. Instead, there was about 75-100 young men wearing t-shirts, shorts, and running shoes. We...

2020 Jazz

Want to have a good laugh? I recently took a few moments to review my personal goals for 2020. That’s right—I actually set goals for things I wanted to accomplish this year. Imagine that? ​ Recently, I went back to the notebook where I’d written down my goals, and...

The Peril of Market Timing

The coronavirus is still very much with us, as is much of the economic dislocation created by the resulting lockdowns. An interesting observation has been to watch how various states leaders have approached the pandemic. Granted, we are evidently closing in rapidly on...

What is The Process Like?

Finding an objective financial expert that you can trust is not easy. I’ve broken it down into 6 simple steps! 

What’s Your Financial Story?

Every day you make decisions that can have an impact on your financial future. Your personal values, beliefs, and habits are paving the roads that will take you to your financial destiny.

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