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August 2022 Market Update

Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

Inflation Investments: Defending Your Assets

Inflation Investments: Defending Your Assets

How Inflation Impacts Your 401(k)

How Inflation Impacts Your 401(k)

Why Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

Why Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

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July 2022 Market Update

What You Can Expect from a Federal Reserve Rate Hike

What You Can Expect from a Federal Reserve Rate Hike

What to Look for in a Financial Advisor

What to Look for in a Financial Advisor

Financial Planning Checklist

Financial Planning Checklist: 8 Essential Components

Questionnaires

Financial DNA

Merit has partnered with Financial DNA® to provide you with an in-depth perspective of your personal financial behaviors, communication styles, and tolerances. You'll begin this process by taking a short, web-based questionnaire. Once completed, you'll have a consultation with your advisor to discuss the results.

Financial House

Brought to you by our Private Wealth Division, this is a comprehensive plan to help manage your finances and build wealth. “Your Financial House” will demonstrate how much lifestyle, hybrid, and non-lifestyle income you need. Calculate your expenses on an annual basis for each category and total them at the end of each section.

Risk Quantification

Risks come in many forms and can wreak havoc on our financial lives. An essential part of your planning should be to identify and quantify as many of your potential risks and, where possible, identify strategies to mitigate those risks. This worksheet includes a few common risk areas for you to consider as you begin this process.

Calculators

We’ve compiled a few financial calculators to help you successfully plan for your future.