Virtually every new client comes to us with some areas of risk they don’t even realize they are taking, and it’s our job to help get them back on track. Do you know what your blind spots are?
We employ a proactive and collaborative process to understand who you are and what you want to accomplish so we can implement a customized plan for all areas of your financial life: Investments, taxes, estate planning, insurance, charitable giving, and more.
Merriman was founded in 1983 as a fee-only investment advisory firm with a strong focus on excellent service, smart investing and long-term goals. We’ve grown significantly since then, and have also come to realize that investment advice is only a small piece of the puzzle.
To help our clients be truly successful in achieving their goals, we offer a comprehensive approach to wealth management that includes not only investment planning, but also encompasses taxes, estate planning, insurance, risk management, charitable giving and more.
Investing is a sort of science. Our investment philosophy is grounded on decades of academic research, and relies on objective data rather than emotions and forecasts. Above all, we seek to balance return and risk considerations over longer-term time horizons.
While no one knows when the next recession will occur, you need to learn what not to do so that you can make yourself financially stable. Here are some suggestions to make sure you’re prepared for anything!
Getting the most out of your HSA can be difficult, especially while trying to do so over a long period of time. Here are some tips to integrate HSA planning into your overall financial goals and retirement plan.
Starting Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 29, eligible City of Tacoma employees have an opportunity to buy affordable additional long-term disability insurance coverage through the City. While this benefit may not sound too exciting, it represents essential insurance coverage that you should consider.
How to Circumvent the Demise of the Stretch: Strategies to Provide for Beneficiaries Beyond the 10-year Rule
With the new SECURE Act legislation, the stretch has been eliminated for IRAs. Are there other options for my beneficiary to receive the income over a period longer than 10 years?