About the Author
PAUL MERRIMAN is founder of Merriman Berkman Next, which manages more than $1.5 billion for more than 2,500 households throughout the United States. Merriman hosts Sound Investing, a weekly radio show that is archived online at www.SoundInvesting.com and was recently named Best Financial Podcast by Money magazine. Merriman is also publisher and editor of FundAdvice.com, which was rated "Best of the Web" by Forbes in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Over the last decade, more than 35,000 people have attended Merriman's free workshops on how to prepare for retirement. He regularly speaks before such groups as the American Association of Individual Investors and certified public accountant state societies. He is frequently interviewed in local and national media.