InvestmentNews | 07/06/2023 | Return to office threatens to undermine advances for women
Cracking down on remote work could send stress fractures through women's advancement, pay equity and corporate returns. Kay Lynn Mayhue, President of Merit Financial Advisors, shares how Merit is utilizing remote work.
Merit Financial Advisors | 06/20/2023 | Merit Partners with Financial Analysts to Expand Presence in North Carolina
The firm, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, will expand Merit’s existing presence in the region and increase assets by $100 million.
InvestmentNews | 06/13/2023 | Women breadwinners less engaged with household finances
It’s important, though, not to assume that any woman client who works will take a step back in planning, cautioned Kay Lynn Mayhue, President of Merit Financial Advisors.
CityWire RIA | 05/23/2023 | Merit strikes deal with $460m wealth practice
The Atlanta-area firm has purchased Planned Futures, a hybrid practice in Pennsylvania, in its fifth acquisition of 2023.
MarketWatch | 05/01/2023 | Stocks and bonds not working for you? These alternatives might help — but pay attention to fees.
Tim Ralph, Managing Partner (Boca Raton), comments on stocks and bonds.
GO Banking Rates | 03/22/2023 | I’m a Wealth Manager Who Thinks Every Woman Should Invest — Here’s Why
Emily Boothroyd, JD, CFP®, CPWA®, Wealth Manager & Partner at Merit Financial Advisors, shares why it's important for women to invest.
MarketWatch | 02/09/2023 | Here’s What to Do With This Year’s Tax Refund
Robert Alexandrovic, CFP®, CFA, Managing Partner at Merit Financial Advisors, shares why you should consider I-bonds or Treasury bonds in 2023.
Business Insider | 01/30/2023 | 3 Places You Can Put Your Retirement Money During a Recession
Alex Alba, Wealth Manager at Merit Financial Advisors, sits down with Business Insider to discuss the three places you can put your retirement money during a recession.
Merit Financial Advisors | 01/06/2023 | Merit Financial Advisors Partners with Financial Design Group to Expand Presence in Pacific Northwest
Financial Design Group, Inc., based in Des Moines, WA, expands Merit’s presence in the Pacific Northwest.
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