Hi, I’m Michael H Baker

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in Fort Mill, I work to help people reach their financial goals and live their best life.

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Our Resistance Can Sabotage Us

  One of the more interesting features of social media is the digital archive it keeps of our posts. LIke an online scrapbook, we can scroll through old tweets, pictures, and videos with an ease that should create a sense of awe. We can re-read old posts and have...

3 Retirement Conversations to have Right Now

We recently poured some concrete at my house. It’s not a major project that we’re working on at the moment, but any time you work with concrete, one must respect the time it takes to harden. So, of course, I immediately had a small chat with my kids about “staying off...

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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