Oak Wealth Partners Personnel
President and CEO
J. Michael Scarborough (Mike), President and CEO of Oak Wealth Partners, Inc. is known for innovating the industry of managing monies for individuals in qualified plans.
Mike earned his MBA in finance from Baldwin-Wallace College and his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Salisbury State University. In 2005 Mike was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Public Service from Salisbury State University. He has taught personal finance and economics courses at Johns Hopkins University and Salisbury State University.
Mike has appeared on several television networks, including Fox 5 TV, and has been featured in print media and national publications such as Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Money Magazine, Pensions & Investments, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Mike has written two books available on Amazon.com - The Scarborough Plan: Maximizing the Power of Your 401(k) and 401(k)nowledge: Practical Advice for Retiring on Your Own Terms. These books provide easy to understand recommendations on strategies to improve the performance of hard earned savings.
In addition to Oak Wealth Partners Inc., Mike is also owner of Retirement Management Systems, where he works as the Chief Compliance Officer and Investment Advisor Representative.
Partner / Financial Advisor
Matthew Scarborough (Matt), joined Oak Wealth as a Partner and Financial Advisor in August 2019. He holds a FINRA Series 65 license as of October 2019.
Prior to joining Oak Wealth, Matt was a student at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, accomplishing this in just three years (2016 – 2019). While at Babson, Matt was an Equity Partner in FratWood (2017-2019), a company that designed custom, wooden tailgating tables and offered the first-ever customizable, foldable, American-made, wooden House Table.
Prior to college, Matt was Senior Lacrosse Captain at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut (2013-2016). Matt also served as a summer intern at Retirement Management Systems in 2012.
This dynamic father/son duo has also partnered up on other business activities including owning/managing Running Hare Vineyard.
Recent Media Quotes
Look for a 401(k) plan that provides an assortment of investment options, rather than just a few ways to invest. “One of the major things that you want to look for in a plan for small companies is what kind of lineup of investment options will be available to the employees,” says Mike Scarborough, president and CEO of Oak Wealth Partners in Lexington Park, Maryland. “It should be broad-based in the sense that it should have large and small stocks, various types of bonds, some international exposure that is very broad-based, as well as emerging markets." This industry insight from Mike was features in an article from U.S.News.com titled "How to Pick the Best Small Business 401(k) Plan Provider," (August 2021).
Maintain a broad view of all of your holdings as you reallocate assets. It’s not enough to focus on just the 401(k). Take all of your investments into account. If you leave an employer, make sure you haven’t forgotten anything, like a 401(k) or other benefits you may have earned. If it’s an old 401(k), roll that into an IRA, which you can invest any way you want. It happens all the time — people leave money in a 401(k) and forget about it. They take more time on their vacation than they do on retirement planning, says Michael Scarborough, owner and CEO of Oak Wealth Partners, in this Bankrate.com article on Saving for Retirement (April 2019).