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Financial Planning Myths

Garet Strange
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio
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Hiring a financial planner does not mean the same thing to all people.  And our next guest says that can cause a lot of confusion.  So he’s in our studio today to help clear up some of these myths.

Mike Switzer interviews Garet Strange, a financial planner and vice president of operations for Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, 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.