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056: Supercharge Your Retirement and Shut Out the Noise with Paul Merriman

Stan Haithcock
May 11, 2021
056: Supercharge Your Retirement and Shut Out the Noise with Paul Merriman

About Fun With Annuities Episode #56

Lighting the Fun With Annuities podcast mic on fire this week is Paul Merriman, President of The Merriman Financial Education Foundation.

With over 50 years of experience in the financial industry, Paul’s episode is a no-brainer for anyone interested in the stock market and investing. Paul has written eight books, including the latest “We’re Talking Millions! 12 Ways to Supercharge Your Retirement.”

Paul shared this nugget, "The biggest enemy, and I think every professional believes this, the biggest enemy that we have is what we believe and how we respond to the biases we have. We think that what's happened recently has way more importance than what happened before."

In 2021, we’re in a crazy raging bull economy. The moment Paul made my jaw drop and eyes bug out of my head is when he explains why he feels investing is dirt simple. No joke, he said, “dirt simple.” You will enjoy Paul’s approach, unique strategies, and outlook on the markets and how you can be a better investor. Paul is a true professional and a consumer advocate for people who want to educate themselves on making their money work better. Brutal fact – I’d choose Paul Merriman advice over that of Warren Buffet. Once you listen to this podcast, you will know why. Listen closely. Stay in your lane and be a 10-year overnight success.

Celebrity Co-host Bio: Paul Merriman

Paul Merriman is personal finance powerhouse, even in his retirement. He is a nationally recognized authority on mutual funds, index investing, asset allocation and both buy-and-hold and active management strategies. He is the total package and a celebrity co-host that you can learn a lot from. He is currently retired from Merriman Wealth Management, the investment advisory firm he founded in 1983 and has spent his whole career – and retirement - dedicated to educating investors, young and old, through weekly articles at, and via free eBooks, podcasts, and videos.

Like me Paul believes that everyone should have access to the information and tools that can help them make informed decisions. It’s been his lifelong commitment, one that he supported through the creation of The Merriman Financial Education Foundation in 2013, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing comprehensive (free of charge) financial education to investors. The Foundation site has built a library of over 700 articles, podcasts, and videos. The Foundation has also created dozens of do-it-yourself portfolios at Vanguard, Fidelity, Schwab, and others

If you want to know what Paul is up to, I encourage you to follow him on social media including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

In this episode, The Annuity Man and Paul Merriman discuss:

  • Making decisions that are in your, individual, best interest.
  • Understanding what you’re trying to achieve and what you want to do with your investments in the market.
  • Navigating the forks in the savings road.
  • Finding your good enough return.

Key Takeaways:

  • To be a successful long-term investor, you have to shut out all of the noise.
  • There is always a good news list and a bad news list for all market decisions.
  • Stay in your lane - investing takes time.
  • Every stock has reason to buy, and every stock has reason to sell. If they didn’t, there would be no trade.

Fun With Annuities® Podcast is hosted by America’s Annuity Agent®, Stan Haithcock, The Annuity Man®. Hear brutal annuity facts with no sales pitches from the top independent agent in the country, licensed in all 50 states. Author of 7 books, Stan dives deep on all annuity types and strategies. It’s fun, learning the contractual truths on how annuities actually work and if they’ll fit your personal retirement lifestyle.

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