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Is Your Money Ready for an Earthquake?

  You may not think of South Carolina as a risky place to live, but our state is, in fact, ranked as one of the highest danger areas for natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes. And our next guest says that managing these risks should not only include flashlights, batteries and first aid kits, but a comprehensive financial plan, as well.

Mike Switzer interviews Rick Van Der Noord, a certified financial planner in Greenville SC, who wants to share some hard hitting facts and down to earth advice.

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.