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Planning and Paying for Death

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“Death and Taxes” are the two most often quoted items of inevitability.  Taxes are certainly discussed frequently, whereas death, not so much.  Our next guest says, when it comes to financial planning, that could be a big mistake.

Mike Switzer interviews Laird Green, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Greenville, 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.