Aaron Spencer

Wealth Advisor, CFP® ADPA ®

Aaron is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who came to us from U.S. Bancorp, where he worked for seven years as a financial specialist. He has been with Merriman since 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in delivering counsel and peace of mind to clients. He graduated from the University of Washington with two bachelor’s degrees: one in economics and one in Germanics.

Aaron lives in Duvall, Washington and enjoys playing tennis, working in his yard, traveling, and spending time with friends. He has a high fluency in German and is a LEGO enthusiast, and has been passionate about both interests since childhood.

Learn from Aaron about his passion for working with clients, and why working with the team at Merriman can really make a difference.
I can’t think of a better place to work than here at Merriman.  Having the opportunity to work closely with clients who appreciate my help and guidance is a wonderful experience.  I am happy to be part of their lives and, personally, it is very rewarding to make such a large, positive impact on their lives and their future. 

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Stretch IRA?

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