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Planning for a better year financially

John Cooper, Greenwood Capital
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John Cooper, Greenwood Capital

Now that we’re into a brand new year, many people begin to think about getting their financial house in order so today we have one of our resident certified financial planners with us to help. Mike Switzer interviews John Cooper with Greenwood Capital in Greenwood, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.