Paul Merriman
Sound Investing For Every Stage of Life 

In 2011 PBS asked Paul to do a special presentation that could be used to financially educate viewers, and encourage them to donate to their local TV station. He knew the audience would be very different from those who find his work from his books, recommendations of friends or exploring the internet.  So his job was to give the audience enough information to create a desire to own the package of books, DVDs and CDs that would take them a step deeper into the investment topics he covered in the main presentation.   

"Several  friends who had followed my work for over 25 years were critical of my “over the top enthusiasm,” Paul explains. "I agree I probably went a little to far but the program raised money for PBS stations, I had a lot of fun doing it and it gave me a chance to meet Bob Marty (producer/director), one of the nicest people I have ever met." It was this project, along with setting up my Western Washington University financial education class, that motivated me to establish my financial education foundation .  

10 Investment Guarantees Every Investor Should Know

This piece was produced for my 2012 “Financial Fitness After 50” PBS contributors premium package. Investors are challenged by what forces are controllable and what forces are out of their control. At a minimum investors should make sure they take advantage of the forces that are under their control. In this video Paul discusses 10 guarantees every investor should know.

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15 Risks of Managing Your Money

Risk is not limited to the pain of a big bear market. Sometime a risk can be a mistake of omission rather than commission. Join Paul to learn about 15 real investment risks that need to be managed.

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20 Steps to Double Income During Retirement

Even a couple of the 20 steps will give you more money to enjoy life in retirement and will increase what you leave to children and charities.

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20 Money-Losing Investment Myths 

There is nothing more risky than believing investment myths that encourage investors to do the wrong thing for very long periods of time. Think of the cost of paying an extra half of one percent for 50 years—especially if there is no extra return for the higher cost.  Of course Wall Street wants you to believe myths that feather their own nest.  Your challenge is to know the difference between the myths and realities of successful investing.

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How to Avoid the 20 Most Common Investment Mistakes Retirees Make

Warren Buffett says, "You only have to do a very few things right in your life, so long as you don't do too many things wrong.” Yes, there are only a few things you have to do right... but the list of possible mistakes is long. Here are 20 common mistakes that can make a big hole in your retirement income. Don’t let it happen to you!

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