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Mike Miller hosts a live, call-in radio program every Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 on 94.5 The Answer in Upstate South Carolina. If you have a question you would like for him to answer on the radio, call the studio toll-free at 877-235-9405 during the show. You can also submit your questions online here.

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December 9th, 2017

Mutual Fund Distribution and Tax Reform

Why do mutual funds make capital gain distribution and how can you avoid them?  Plus, what the tax legislation making its way through Congress means for you!

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December 2nd, 2017

Will This Year’s Consumer Optimism Continue?

What is the cause of the surge in consumer optimism this year?  Will it last or are we about to have that long-expected market correction?

Join Mike for this important update on the economy and stock market!

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November 18th, 2017

What are the real guarantees of fixed annuities? Part II

When is a guarantee not a guarantee?  Mike discusses indexed annuities in Part II of this series.

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November 11th, 2017

What are the Real Guarantees of Fixed Annuities? Part I

When is a guarantee not a guarantee?  Mike discusses indexed annuities in Part I of this series.

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November 4th, 2017

The latest scams and how to protect against them!

The latest scams and how to protect against them! Vee Daniel, President of the Upstate Better Business Bureau, joins Mike to help our listeners avoid being the next victim.

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October 28th, 2017

Test Your Financial Literacy

Take the Financial Literacy Quiz and test your Financial Comprehension!

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October 21st, 2017

EURO Auto Festival & Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas

Live at the 2017 EURO Auto Festival! Special guest, Marti Spencer from Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas, discusses making a difference for families with critically ill or injured children. Also, where are oil and gas prices going?

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October 14th, 2017

Why you don’t just wing retirement- Part II

I don’t have to plan for what I will do when I retire—I’ll just wing it!  Mike shares some thoughts on retirement and some surprises that many retirees discovered—Part II

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October 7th, 2017

Why you don’t just wing your retirement- Part I

I don’t have to plan for what I will do when I retire—I’ll just wing it!  Mike shares some thoughts on retirement and some surprises that many retirees discovered—Part I.

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September 30th, 2017

How to find the right Financial Advisor for you

Finding the right Financial Advisor depends on your questions!  Like doctors and accountants, all Certified Financial Planner Professionals are not equally qualified.

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September 23rd, 2017

Misconceptions about Saving for College

Do you have children going to college in the next 5 years?  Student Financial Aid experts Allison Sullivan and Diana O’Bryan discuss some common misconceptions as well as key points to remember when applying for financial aid.

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September 16th, 2017

How to Avoid Ponzi Schemes

Mike warns listeners about Ponzi schemes and other scams.  Also, what gives the PlanFIRST advisors the most satisfaction has less to do with investment returns, and more about the impact of our advice on client fulfillment and outcomes!

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September 9th, 2017

First House Questions and Future of Car Power

Mike’s son, David, helps to answer Isaac’s questions about buying his first home: what are some factors to consider, and should you borrow from your 401K to help make the down payment? Plus, as an automotive engineer, David gives his thoughts on hydrogen versus electric powered vehicles.

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August 26th, 2017

Should you Protect Your Portfolio?

The good people of Texas boarded up their homes to protect against Hurricane Harvey.  Should they keep it protected all of the time—of course not!  Too many “advisers” recommend that you protect your portfolio against a stock market hurricane (2008 type crisis) all of the time. Is there a better way?

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August 19th, 2017

Pension Plans and Variable Annuities

Mike answers a few questions from Diana about what to do with her recently deceased husband’s pension plan and some variable annuities he left her.

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August 12th, 2017

Can You Trust your Trustee?

Can you trust your trustee?  Estate planning attorney, Daniel Hicks, joins Mike to discuss the many types of trusts to consider and what to consider when picking a trustee.

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August 5th, 2017

Miracle Hill Ministries

Miracle Hill Ministries hosts a live remote with Mike at their Powdersville Thrift Store.

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July 29th, 2017

Passive Investing

Does Passive (Index) investing beat most Active managers or just the “closet indexers”?  Plus, Mike unpacks the question: Is passive investing in a bubble that will burst in the next 5 years?

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July 22nd, 2017

The Current Market Environment

Can the Bull Market keep rolling in the second half of 2017?  Mike shares his thoughts about the current market environment.

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July 15th, 2017

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare versus Medicaid: what is the difference and how do you qualify?  Elder Law attorney, Chad Groover, joins Mike to dig deep into this very important subject.

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