Paul Merriman
Sound Investing For Every Stage of Life 

My goal is to help you make
 more money with less risk and
more peace of mind.”


Paul’s best investment advice for first time investors
In this special podcast, Paul discusses his list of “A Dozen Million-Dollar Decisions.” This advice for college students was recorded this week for students at Western Washington University, Paul’s alma mater and where The Merriman Financial Education Foundation funds the development and presentation of Personal Investing 216, an accredited course since 2014.  

How much investment risk should you take?After a long, profitable run, the stock markets fell in 2018, then headed upward early this year before retreating to current levels.

What’s an investor to do? When should you head for the exits?

From Social Security to tax savings, family financial literacy to annuities, we feature some of the best in their field.

Two fractional-share brokerages that can help simplify investing in Paul's recommended portfolios- Motif Investing and M1 Finance

Paul’s recommendations of more than 100 top U.S. companies and the U.S. TSP plan so you make the most of your savings.

Paul’s recommendations for Mutual Fund portfolios at Vanguard, Fidelity and T. Rowe Price.

Paul’s recommended Commission Free ETF portfolios at Vanguard, Fidelity, Schwab and TD Ameritrade

Best-in-Class ETF's

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