The Redside Foundation Financial Health Helpline is a free and confidential service for Idaho guides.

Follow the button below to contact the Financial Advisor on call.

How it works:

1) Fill out the Financial Health Google Form through the above button ("Get Started").

2) The financial advisor will call or e-mail you within 7 business days to set up a phone appointment.

3) You will have approximately 30 minutes to discuss financial topics such as savings plans, managing debt, 401k options, IRAs, Roth IRAs, retirement savings, investing, or anything related to personal finance.

Note: The financial advisor is not paid by the Redside Foundation for this service. Any advice will be made in the best interest of the person seeking advice.

By accessing the Financial Health Helpline you acknowledge that Redside may use the information you provide to refer or direct you to a financial professional, and you understand that Redside and its personnel are not financial advisors, planners, or financial services providers of any kind. You agree that Redside has not given or offered, and will give or offer, you financial advice, nor have you relied upon Redside in any way relative to your finances or financial decision-making.

Mickey Smith - Financial Advisor


Mickey Smith is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Missoula, Montana. Most recently before becoming a financial advisor in 2016, Mickey worked as a guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River during the summers and taught math and statistics at the University of Montana during the winters. His guiding experience extends to rivers like the Arkansas, Lochsa, Missouri, and Futaleufu. Although transitioning from seasonal work as a guide and teacher to a financial advisor was a stark change, his job now uses skills learned on the river and in the classroom. Mickey grew up in Dallas, Texas and has a masters in math and statistics. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his partner Nicole and still greatly enjoys being on the river and fly-fishing.