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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Muscle Memory: Train Yourself to Endure

As long as I live, I'll never forget Lake Chilly Water. Tucked away at Camp McCall in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this lake is the location of one my first experiences with overcoming adversity. It may sound like a small thing, but I can assure you that to a young boy,...

How To Spend Your Stimulus Check

This week stands to be a big week for the United States, as we expect to see Joe Biden inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. While there will be countless articles written about the anticipated shift in policy of a Biden administration, we don't have...

Your Timing May Never Be Perfect..and That’s Ok

One of the scariest times in my life happened in 2013. I was faced with one of those moments in life where a decision has to be made, and you hope to God that you make the right one. Without any more suspense, 2013 was the year that my business partner and I decided...

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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