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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Growing Money Into Generational Wealth (Part 1)

The first time I ever had to face tryouts for a basketball team, I was cut. I was in the 7th grade, and middle school teams didn’t have different teams for different grade levels. There was one team. You either made it, or you didn’t.  I can still remember going to...

An Honest Mechanic

When I was a young boy, my mom and dad bought a baby blue cadillac. I don’t remember much about the car itself, but I do recall that it was a big deal to have a cadillac in the 80’s. I suspect it was similar to owning some of the luxury brands we know today. The...

Investors: Know Thyself

I cannot be trusted with chocolate chip cookies. For me, they are the ultimate diet buster. After years of thinking I could somehow learn to practice moderation, I've come to the conclusion that my only successful strategy is to keep them out of my house. Any cookie...

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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