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Mike Vicars, CFP®, AWMA®

Wealth Management Advisor - U.S. Bancorp Investments

Professional designations, credentials and licenses
California Insurance License 4328660
NMLS 999396
Washington Insurance License 1225360
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Clients I specialize in: Business owners, Nearing retirement, Medical Professionals

It is my pleasure to serve the financial needs of people in Billings, Bozeman and Eastern Montana. My experience in the financial industry started in 2008 and I became a Wealth Management Advisor in 2023.

I want to make managing your finances as easy as possible for you. As your financial advisor, I will partner with a Wealth Management Banker from our affiliate U.S. Bank to bring you a holistic approach to your wealth management needs. We will collaborate to understand your financial situation and develop personalized strategies to help you work toward your financial goals.

Outside of work, I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County and Family Service. In my free time, I enjoy participating in and watching sporting activities and events, including Spartan races. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Services I specialize in

Gain confidence and bring clarity to your financial life by working with us to craft a personalized plan to help you work towards creating, growing, protecting and sharing your wealth.

From starting conversations with key stakeholders to determining the best structure for a potential sale or transition, we help business owners create a personalized business succession plan.

Whatever type of investor you are – conservative or more aggressive, experienced or just getting started – a clear investment plan can provide a path forward toward the future you want.

An insurance plan can help protect you from having to draw down savings or liquidate investments if an unexpected change – to your family, career or health – impacts your financial situation.

Investing in IRAs, rolling over a 401(k), and maximizing income sources like Social Security and annuities are among the strategies we’ll help you consider as you plan for life when you’re no longer working.

Along with your legal and tax advisors we’ll help you consider the right type of trust for your needs, the optimal location for it and other elements of a forward-looking strategy to provide for your loved ones.

Additional information on licensed advisors can be found at FINRA BrokerCheck.

Primary office
303 North Broadway
Billings, MT, 59101
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About Wealth Management from U.S. Bank and U.S. Bancorp Investments

Our integrated wealth management approach gives you access to a dedicated advisor, backed by a team of specialists. We offer financial strategies to individuals and families across a wide range of wealth levels. Our U.S. Bank specialists offer banking, trust and investment support while our U.S. Bancorp Investments professionals focus on investments, planning and insurance.

Meet our team

Ridgedale offers a customized wealth planning approach where the focus is on helping you achieve your version of success.
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Matt Stroud

Wealth Management Advisor,
U.S. Bancorp Investments

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Will Stopps

Wealth Management Associate,
U.S. Bancorp Investments

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FAQ

The role of a financial advisor can go beyond investment planning. An advisor can also provide guidance for key moments throughout your life. Perhaps your finances have gotten more complex, and you’d like help creating or adjusting your wealth plan. You may be worried how market changes are affecting your investments. Or you’re experiencing a major life event, such as:

  • Getting married or divorced
  • Having a child
  • Starting a new career
  • Receiving an inheritance
  • Buying a house
  • Nearing retirement

An advisor can help you objectively assess where you are financially and how to prepare for the future as you work toward your goals.

Your advisor will ask about your goals and priorities – where you’re at today, financially, and where you'd like to go. But the main topic of conversation will be whatever’s on your mind. You can discuss how you and your advisor will work together, what you can expect from your advisor, any costs if you decide to move forward, and next steps. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, to help you decide if the relationship is the right fit.

No, your initial consultation is free.

We’ll confirm with you what materials, such as recent bank and financial statements, may be helpful for understanding your financial picture. But it’s your choice what to bring. To help you decide – and to ensure you get the most out of the conversation with your advisor – consider the following before the meeting:

  • What are your most important financial goals?
  • What concerns you about your finances?
  • Did you recently experience a major life event?

We’re happy to meet with you virtually or in person. It’s up to you.

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