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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Process Over Product, People Over Everything

By the time you read this, Tom Brady will have played in his 10th SuperBowl. No matter your feelings about Tom Brady, that is an unbelievable accomplishment. Former players from the NFL often joke about the NFL meaning "Not For Long," as the average length of a career...

A Conversation About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is once again dominating headlines and conversations, as the recent price of Bitcoin surpassed $40,000 for the first time. In an effort to educate and inform, I've asked a friend of mine to spend some time with me discussing this emerging asset class. One of...

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,...

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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