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Over his career, Michael has spent 25 years providing advice and guidance to families across multiple generations nationwide. This experience, combined with a commitment to lifelong learning, provides you with a trusted advisor who is forward looking and passionate about obtaining the most rigorous competencies to help guide you and your family. Michael's achievements of earning the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, Chartered Financial Consultant® designation, Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation places him in the top 1% of all Merrill's ~18,000 advisors nationwide (based on credentials). Whether you are searching for an advisor for the first time OR replacing your current advisor, consider an advisor capable and competent to help you and your family pursue and achieve the financial priorities that matter most.
Michael obtained both a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and a Masters degree in Finance from The College for Financial Planning. Additionally, interested in the field of behavioral economics and guiding clients to make smarter financial decisions, Michael also earned the Applied Behavioral Finance Certificate from the Investment & Wealth Institute™ which was taught by notable experts at leading business schools (i.e., Duke, MIT and Yale)
Michael lives in Atlanta with his wife Valerie, daughter Gia and son Roman. On the weekends, you'll find him coaching and supporting both Gia's and Roman's soccer, baseball / softball, and basketball teams. He actively attends Buckhead Church, loves traveling the world and is an active member of the CFP® Board of Standards, Atlanta Estate Planning Council, the Atlanta CFA® Society and the Investments and Wealth Institute™. Lastly, Michael also serves on the Board of Directors for Cumberland Academy of Georgia - a fully accredited private school specializing in the needs of children with Asperger's Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, high functioning autism, PDD-NOS, and other learning disabilities.
College for Financial Planning
University of South Florida
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AI Regional Specialist
July 27th, 2020|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
At Merrill, we are here to help you make thoughtful decisions about your money and what matters most to you. If you have kids or grandkids, this webinar is for you. We invite you to join us for "Teaching kids about money: Developing Positive Behaviors". We will discuss key concepts about money management, activities to enforce these concepts and helpful resources. As a nation, financial literacy and personal finance is rarely taught in school. We will provide ideas and help you teach these concepts at home.
Please contact Michael to reserve your spot by Friday, 7/24/2020
We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.
1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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