Choice Wealth > Wealth Team

Mike Bindas

Director of Wealth Management

With Mike, you’ll have a dedicated advisor with over 30 years of experience who provides straightforward advice, tailored recommendations, tax-efficient investing strategies, and guidance designed to grow and protect your wealth.

More About Mike

3050 Sienna Drive S
Fargo, ND

C 701.371.2522
O 701.282.3100

Let’s Get Started

No financial situation is the same, which is where my experience creating custom-tailored financial plans and asking important questions adds value to your financial future. I look forward to helping find your best future.

Contact Mike Today

Areas of Focus

Financial Planning

How will you put the kids through college? What’s your vision for retirement? Any major purchases planned? I’ll listen to your needs and establish a plan that is right for you.

Retirement Planning

Many retirees are understandably concerned about their income. Together, we’ll develop a plan that’s sustainable and personalized for your specific needs.

Estate Planning

Thoughtful and intentional estate planning brings comfort to you and your loved ones. I approach the process with knowledge, sensitivity, and care.

Second Opinion

Feel confident in your strategy and receive insight into alternative approaches of which you may not otherwise have been aware.

Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is the process of selecting a mix of asset classes that closely matches an investor’s financial profile in terms of their investment preferences and tolerance for risk.

Portfolio Management

As markets fluctuate and your needs evolve, I will be there to make adjustments to your portfolio. By keeping you and your goals in mind, I will assure your money is always working for you.

Life Insurance

Save, invest, and pass on wealth to the next generation. I will help you write a life insurance contract focused on your financial legacy goals.

More About Mike

 

Mike “Bindi” Bindas brings over 30 years of experience to his work.  He studied at North Dakota State University (and played basketball too) and started his career in the financial service industry right out of college. Today he serves as advisor and program manager for the wealth management group. Whether it’s institutional investing, retirement or personal financial planning, his mission is the same: to provide the best-personalized service, to offer clear and straightforward advice, and to develop long-term relationships so he can effectively advise his clients on the financial matters that face them throughout their lives.

Mike holds his series 7, 63 and 65 registrations, through LPL Financial, as well as Life and Health insurance licenses.  Over the years, his experience in investing has taught him this: take time to know and understand what you are investing in, and the risks involved in those investments.

“I feel the culture and reputation of our company is the best in the industry. When everyone works together to exceed our client’s expectations, everyone wins.”

Working to build trust that allows me the opportunity to educate and work with clients to grow and protect their wealth is extremely satisfying. By doing this successfully, we have multi-generational clients.

Outside of work, I enjoy most athletic events, particularly golfing. I also enjoy spending time with my family and traveling with friends.

BrokerCheck

Left-to-right: Matt Bowar, Kris Petrick, Patrick McIntyre, Robin Dubuque, Mike Bindas

Matt Bowar

Wealth Advisor

As a former teacher and coach, Matt has applied a more holistic approach to investments in his past 7 years in the industry. Matt always tells his clients to “Know what you own and why you own it”; and he frequently employs it to formulate and follow processes that create full experiences for his clients.

Matt holds his series 7, 63, and 65 registrations as well as Health and Life insurance licenses.

Married with 3 kids, Matt enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, attending sporting events, golfing, and lake life. But most of all he just loves to entertain his kids.

Kris Petrick

Client Services Associate

Kris has dedicated the past 20 years to honing her craft in investments. In fact, her most proud achievement has been acquiring her series 7 and 6 registrations at the young age of 50!

Kris has lived in Western and Central North Dakota all her life, but recently moved to Fargo to be closer to family.

She is a proud mother of two grown daughters and a very proud grandmother of three grandsons.

If you ask her what she loves most she’d say family, the outdoors, and warm weather with lots of sunshine!

Patrick McIntyre

Wealth Advisor

A proud NDSU graduate, Patrick has been helping clients achieve financial confidence for over 25 years.

When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, biking, and hunting with his wife, Kathy, and their two sons Matt and Jeremy.

Robin Dubuque

Client Services Associate

In the 15 years that Robin has worked with Mike and the team, she has striven to earn her clients’ trust by understanding their goals and needs to build their wealth through effective investments.

Robin holds her series 7, 6, and 63 registrations as well as Life & Health insurance licenses.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and horses. She’s been a dedicated 4-H leader for the past 16 years and loves to help out on the farm.

Matt Bowar

Wealth Advisor

As a former teacher and coach, Matt has applied a more holistic approach to investments in his past 7 years in the industry. Matt always tells his clients to “Know what you own and why you own it”; and he frequently employs it to formulate and follow processes that create full experiences for his clients.

Matt holds his series 7, 63, and 65 registrations, through LPL Financial, as well as Health and Life insurance licenses.

Married with 3 kids, Matt enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, attending sporting events, golfing, and lake life. But most of all he just loves to entertain his kids.

 

Robin Dubuque

Client Services Associate

In the 15 years that Robin has worked with Mike and the team, she has striven to earn her clients’ trust by understanding their goals and needs to build their wealth through effective investments.

Robin holds her series 7, 6, and 63 registrations, through LPL Financial, as well as Life & Health insurance licenses.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and horses. She’s been a dedicated 4-H leader for the past 16 years and loves to help out on the farm.

 

Patrick McIntyre

Wealth Advisor

A proud NDSU graduate, Patrick has been helping clients pursue financial confidence for over 25 years.

When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, biking, and hunting with his wife, Kathy, and their two sons Matt and Jeremy.

 

Kris Petrik

Client Services Associate

Kris has dedicated the past 20 years to honing her craft in investments. In fact, her most proud achievement has been acquiring her series 7 and 66 registrations, through LPL Financial, at the young age of 50!

Kris has lived in Western and Central North Dakota all her life, but recently moved to Fargo to be closer to family.

She is a proud mother of two grown daughters and a very proud grandmother of three grandsons.

If you ask her what she loves most she’d say: family, the outdoors, and warm weather with lots of sunshine!

 

From the Choice Wealth Blog

For timely resources, tips, and advice from our Wealth Team, visit our Choice Wealth blog.

Visit the Blog

Choice Wealth

Comparing Life Insurance Policies

Read More

Choice Wealth

How to Protect Your Wealth as You Get Older

Read More

Contact Mike


*The links being provided are strictly as a courtesy to our clients. When you link to any of the sites provided here, you are leaving our site. Our company makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of information provided at these sites. Nor is the company liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues or any consequences arising out of your access to or your use of third-party technologies, sites, information and programs made available through this site. When you access one of these sites, you are leaving this website and assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the sites to which you are linking.

Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. Choice Financial Group and Choice Wealth are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using Choice Wealth, and may also be employees of Choice Financial Group. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, Choice Financial Group or Choice Wealth. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:

Not Insured by FDIC or Any Other Government Agency

Not Bank Guaranteed

Not Bank Deposits or Obligations

May Lose Value

The LPL Financial registered representatives associated with this website may discuss and/or transact business only with residents of the states in which they are properly registered or licensed. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident of any other state.