Michael  Baughman

Michael Baughman

| CFP®

Parsec Financial Management

(828) 859-7001

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Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Tryon, NC area and Clients Across the Country


  • Fee-Only Financial Planning
  • Financial Review
  • Hourly Fee Consultations
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Services
  • College Education Planning
  • 401(k) and IRAs
  • Business Planning
  • Employee Benefits


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22 Depot St
Tryon, NC

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

Michael Baughman is a Tryon, NC Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Tryon and all surrounding areas. Parsec Financial specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Michael Baughman is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

Michael is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Michael’s entire career has been focused on helping others identify and pursue their life’s goals. He is passionate about delivering quality and objective advice. As a former youth director, Michael has a knack for communicating with others in a relatable and understandable way


Bart Boyer founded Parsec Financial Management in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1980. The firm added a Charlotte office in 1999 and the Southern Pines Location in 2014. Since its founding, the firm has grown dramatically, now formed by a team of 16 financial advisors. Parsec managed $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2015.

Our mission is to help you set financial goals; make sound investments in accordance with those goals, and to manage your investments over the long term, always keeping your objectives in sight.

Meeting our mission requires objectivity and independence. This is why we provide wealth management on a fee-only basis. Unlike broker-dealers, we do not sell insurance or investment products, nor do we receive commissions in exchange for recommending certain products. Instead, we earn our fees as a Registered Investment Advisor who must at all times act independently and exclusively in your interest.

This means that as our client, you have our exclusive allegiance. Your interests will never be compromised by the incentive of a commission or a limited selection of products and services. Our success is driven by yours.