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Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

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It probably won’t surprise you to know that Americans are among the most charitable people on the planet.  According to a recent Gallup World Poll, the USA ranked #1 or #2 for each of the last four years (2013 – 2016).  Our next guest says while South Carolinians are just as charitable, there are some ways you may not know about that can help you make the most of your charitable giving.

Mike Switzer interviews Jeff Wildes, a certified financial planner in Georgetown, SC.

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.