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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Hail Marys and Buzzer Beaters:

One of my most vivid memories from my high school basketball career didn't happen in front of a large crowd. In fact, the crowd was essentially non-existent, but that didn't matter. Here's the setting: Each summer, our varsity basketball team would attend camp as a...

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: Financial Plans Need Flexibility

Want to have a good laugh? I recently took a few moments to review my personal and investing 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...

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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