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.”


Lessons from teaching teachers, FIRE students and independent investors
Listen in as Paul shares insights from a special week of presentations to three very different groups interested in sound investing.  On Wednesday, he addressed high school financial literacy teachers in Washington state.

This strategy beats a total stock market fund an gives you more diversification

More and more lately, I’m hearing the praises of “total market” funds as alternatives to S&P 500 index SPX, -0.08%  funds.

Unfortunately, many advocates of total market funds don’t realize they aren’t fundamentally different from S&P 500 funds.

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

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