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8 Great Investment Questions and Answers

12/6/2017
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Following are Paul’s answers to some great investing questions. Sometimes he needs to ask a question before he can answer your question, so please include your phone number in your “Ask Paul” questions sent to info@paulmerriman.com Also, keep in mind that due to the number of emails received, Paul can only answer a portion of them, […]

Duration: 00:57:02


34 ways to get more out of your 401k

11/29/2017
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For more than 90% of working adults, the most important investment decision is how to invest their 401k, 457, 403b or IRA. Each of the 34 points in this podcast addresses a way that is likely to produce better returns. In this podcast Paul mentions several articles: How to Turn $3000 into $50 Million, 30 Reasons to […]

Duration: 01:01:22


Is it time to get more conservative? And 9 more interesting questions…

11/22/2017
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On November 18, 2017, Paul spoke to 170 investors. Some were clients of Merriman Wealth Management and others followers of Paul’s online educational efforts. The following 10 questions were left to answer in a special podcast. 1. This bull market duration is unusually long. Is it time to get more conservative? 2. Is the next […]

Duration: 00:54:26


12 Answers to Investor Questions

11/15/2017
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Paul answers 12 questions from his readers and listeners concerning REITS, bonds, gold, investment risks, portfolio management, asset class allocation and emerging markets: 1. Is it a good idea to own both U.S. and international REITs? 5:45 2. Should REIT percentages change if we buy real estate? 8:55 3. How much should we invest in bonds […]

Duration: 00:54:29


Lessons learned at AAII Conference

11/8/2017
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The AAII (American Association of Individual Investors) Conference was a treasure trove of investment history and advice for amateur investors. In fact, Paul felt a lot of the information should be meaningful to professionals as well. Paul was impressed with the presentations from Meb Faber, Larry Swedroe, Dr. Craig Israelsen and Mark Hulbert. The one thing that all four […]

Duration: 00:28:18


Introducing The Merriman Ultimate Target-Date Portfolios

11/1/2017
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Chris Pedersen joins Paul to talk about their latest research on getting better returns from Target-Date portfolios. The discussion includes the pros and cons of Target-Date Funds (TDFs), how to make the best use of TDFs, recommendations for D-I-Y investors at Vanguard, and the easy solutions they created at Motif for those following Paul’s work. To enable investors interested in […]

Duration: 01:12:56


What’s wrong with target date funds?

10/18/2017
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Target-Date Funds are the most important financial product since mutual funds were first offered in 1924. With pensions a thing of the past, target-date funds should be the investment of choice because they are the most likely path to financial independence for most investors. Unfortunately, many target-date funds lack the appropriate fire power to super […] The post What’s wrong with target date funds? appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:26:26


How to Avoid the 20 Most Common Investment Mistakes Retirees Make

10/11/2017
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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 […] The post How to Avoid the 20 Most Common Investment Mistakes Retirees Make appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:45:23


15 Risks of Managing Your Money

10/11/2017
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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. Watch this podcast in video format The post 15 Risks of Managing Your Money appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:37:44


20 Steps to Double Income During Retirement

10/11/2017
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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. The post 20 Steps to Double Income During Retirement appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:36:20


20 Money-Losing Myths

10/11/2017
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Risk is not limited to the pain of a big bear market. Sometime risk can be a mistake of omission rather than commission. Join Paul to learn about 15 real investment risks that need to be managed. Watch this podcast in video format The post 20 Money-Losing Myths appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:55:23


10 Investment Guarantees Every Investor Should Know

10/11/2017
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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 […] The post 10 Investment Guarantees Every Investor Should Know appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:53:07


How did the Best-in-Class ETF portfolio do?

10/4/2017
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Paul compares the asset class returns of his recommendations with the average returns of the same asset class funds. An understanding of the last 9 months may or may not give you a peek into the future performance of these ETF selections. He also discusses holding emergency money in a money market account or just […] The post How did the Best-in-Class ETF portfolio do? appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:40:57


Evidence that could derail the value vs. growth debate

9/27/2017
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“When I see a title that addresses the value vs. growth issue, you’ve got my attention,” says Paul. “A new article by Dr. Craig L. Israelsen titled, This piece of evidence could derail the growth vs. value debate, opened my eyes to the huge differences similar indices earn over similar periods of time. From his findings, it is easy […] The post Evidence that could derail the value vs. growth debate appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:37:10


Our 401k Project and answers to investor questions

9/13/2017
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In this fun conversation between two old friends and colleagues, Tom Cock of Vestory.com and Paul discuss their 401k Project, John Bogel, and answers to listener/investor questions about newsletters, currency, IRAs, annuities and more. Tom and Paul produced a radio show together for more than a decade. You can also access Vestory’s free video courses on “Real […] The post Our 401k Project and answers to investor questions appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:52:08


The case for the Total Stock Market Index and more

9/6/2017
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The Case for the Total Stock Market Index and more Paul begins this podcast with a response to this article by Alex Bryan, director of Passive Strategies Research, North America at Morningstar. The position of both Alex and Morningstaris that a total U.S. stock market index is a core holding. They go on to claim anything else is […] The post The case for the Total Stock Market Index and more appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:57:11


How to Prepare for a Bear Market

8/30/2017
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In this conversation with Rob Berger of Doughroller.net, Paul discusses how to handle a bear market. How can we stick to our investment plan when our portfolios drop by 20% or more, and how should you be investing now? Among topics covered: My recent meeting with Vanguard founder John Bogle Should one diversify beyond the S&P 500? What […] The post How to Prepare for a Bear Market appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 01:00:21


The 4 Most Common investment Questions

8/23/2017
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Paul addresses the 4 most common questions he receives from readers and listeners: Will indexing work as well in the future as in the past? Will small cap and value asset classes produce higher than S&P 500 returns in the future? How often should I rebalance? How do I best put my money into the market […] The post The 4 Most Common investment Questions appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:42:02


Q&A with Ken Roberts of Ken’s Bulls & Bears

8/16/2017
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Paul speaks with Ken Roberts in this episode of “Ken’s Bulls and Bears,” as they answer listeners’ questions: 7:55- How important are the expenses I pay on my investment portfolio? 10:06- Is diversifying really that important? What about loading up on winning stocks like Facebook and Apple? 19:54- What can investors do to manage risk […] The post Q&A with Ken Roberts of Ken’s Bulls & Bears appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:43:28


50 Facts Every Investor Should Know

8/9/2017
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In just 50-minutes, Paul covers 50 of the most important investment ideas, each of which should lead to better returns, less risk and greater peace of mind. This is the audio portion of a video you can see at Paul’s website. Be sure to click here to access key supporting materials for this presentation. Warren Buffett […] The post 50 Facts Every Investor Should Know appeared first on Paul Merriman.

Duration: 00:49:50

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