Business Spotlight: Myrtle Beach Financial Consultant Inspired by Dad, Horry County Roots | myrtle beach

MYRTLE BEACH – Jeremy Finger has fond memories of biking and fishing with his father, Elliott, along the meandering rivers and ponds of the Nichols area.

Some days her father, a GP, would come home from work and turn on the television to watch the stock market. As a young man, Jeremy wondered what the letters and numbers meant. As he learned more from his father, he saved his money and gave his savings to his father to buy a share of IBM when he was 12 years old.

Jeremy’s admiration for his father and the way his father worked with patients drove him to explore a career in medicine, so much so that he studied biology, chemistry and business at the College of Charleston. But his father warned him that the practice of “old fashioned” medicine – where doctors and patients had a more personal relationship – would soon be a thing of the past. His father was right.

So Jeremy took the path of being a financial advisor. He loved finance and planning and he likes knowing that he can have that more personal relationship with clients like his father had with his patients.

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“What I loved about medicine was that some of the ponds we would go fishing in would belong to his patients,” Finger said. “His patients would say, ‘Come and fish in our pond. And we would. I loved the relationship my father had with his patients. People came to be treated at home. I remember it when I was a kid.”

Right out of college, he worked for a financial adviser in Mount Pleasant for a summer and the rest, as they say, is history.

“I thought I could just help people financially rather than physically,” Finger said.

And that’s what Finger does through his company called Riverbend Wealth Management – named after the time in his life when he felt most at peace, fishing the bends of the river with his father.

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Finger and his firm assist clients with financial planning, education, estate, investment, retirement and tax issues. It helps clients see the big picture to achieve their financial goals. Riverbend helps organize finances, cash flow and debt. They can perform education needs analysis, explore education savings vehicles, suggest gifting/income tax strategies, and assess insurance coverage for risk exposures.

Finger and his firm can assist with bond and stock selection and alternative investments, plan for investment taxes, assist with a variety of tax strategies, and assist with retirement and estate planning. A list of its services is available at

The family man married his wife, Iren, and the two have a son named Elliott who is a student at the Academy of Arts, Science and Technology. Elliott played tennis for Myrtle Beach High School during their championship season in 2019. Finger was that team’s assistant coach when legendary head coach Rivers Lynch passed away. Finger became interim head coach of the team that rallied to the playoffs and won the state championship.

“It fills my heart to be able to connect with people and kids and hopefully make the world a better place,” Finger said. “It may sound cliché, but that’s life. That’s how can I make it a little better than how I entered it, to try and do my part. I was called in at that time to help finish what Coach Lynch had started, which was a very special time in my life.