Merriman’s Guide to

Social Security

And Medicare

Merriman’s Guide to Social Security and Medicare

Geoff Curran, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFP®, Chris Waclawik, CFP®, & Alan Hensley, CFP®

An important part of helping clients achieve their financial goals is helping them navigate questions and decisions around Social Security and Medicare. Whether it’s deciding when to start Social Security or applying for supplemental Medicare coverage, these decisions have a big impact on your financial situation and wellbeing.

This book is broken up into two parts, as Social Security and Medicare are complex topics. The first covers Social Security and strategies. The second part covers the ins and outs of Medicare and all its various plans.

We hope you discover strategies and new things that will help you make the best decisions for your situation. As always, we’re here to help and answer any questions you may have.

Meet the authors

Geoff Curran

Wealth Advisor, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFP®

Originally from Kansas City, Geoff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFA charter holder and CPA. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a degree in business administration and a minor in accounting.

Chris Waclawik

Wealth Advisor, CFP®

Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and graduate of Missouri State University. Prior to joining Merriman, he was a tax advisor and office manager for H&R Block. He also worked as a financial counselor for the U.S. Army in South Korea.

Alan Hensley

Wealth Advisor, CFP®

Alan joined the Merriman team in February 2016. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2006, and previously worked as a Financial Advisor at a local Seattle credit union.

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