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Mercer Advisors Named As Top Independent Advisor By Barron’s

We’re proud to announce that our firm Mercer Advisors was just ranked #7 in Barron’s listing of 2020 Top Independent Advisor Firms! Congratulations to all our colleagues at Mercer Advisors for their hard work and accomplishments in achieving this significant honor. We look forward to continuing to provide clients with the best possible investment and […]

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Applying For A New Mortgage? Make Sure Your Credit Score Is At Its Best

Why a top credit score matters You may already know how important it is to have the best credit score possible. Your credit score typically affects how much you pay on your home mortgage, your new car loan, and even your cell phone contract. Depending on where you live, it may influence how much you […]

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3 Steps You Can Take For World Alzheimer’s Day

Monday, September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. If you’ve had friends or family members who have suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, that makes it a very meaningful day of the year. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Almost two-thirds of those affected are women. It is the […]

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Dwyane Wade’s Secret To Financial Wellness

I probably don’t need to tell you how much we love Dwyane Wade here in South Florida. For most of his career, Wade played for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning three NBA championships. I was lucky enough to see him play in his rookie season right after he joined the Heat. You could already tell he had […]

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Reducing Portfolio Risk and Managing Volatility

Reducing Portfolio Risk and Managing Volatility

Guest Blog By Donald Calcagni, CFP®, MST Chief Investment Officer Mercer Advisors Reducing Portfolio Risk and Managing Volatility Introduction As I write this, equity valuations are near all-time highs, the federal deficit has tripled to $3.3 trillion, and social unrest is arguably at a level unseen since the late 1960s.  And let’s not forget that we’re two […]

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Florida Cities Ranked Best Places To Retire

With only 24 percent of working Americans reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for a comfortable retirement, picking the right place to retire becomes vitally important. For retirees, the ideal city has to offer good weather, lots to do, and access to good health-care, especially in light of the COVID crisis. […]

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The Stimulus Package, Inflation and Gold

The Stimulus Package, Inflation and Gold

Guest Blog By Donald Calcagni, CFP®, MST Chief Investment Officer Mercer Advisors Summary To combat the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress approved earlier this year the largest fiscal stimulus package in U.S. history to provide relief for the economy and businesses. The total price tag for the package is in the neighborhood of $6 trillion […]

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How Did Americans Spend Their Stimulus Checks? You May Be Surprised To Learn

Millions of Americans received stimulus payments of up to $1,200 each to combat the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, researchers checked in with them to ask how they spent the funds. The answers might surprise you, according to financial journalist Kimberly Lankford writing for US News and World Report. The bottom line? Researchers […]

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The Florida Prepaid College Plan Is Giving Out $225 Million In Refunds. Is Some Of That Money Yours?

If you have kids who participated in the Florida Prepaid college tuition plan, there may be a big refund waiting for you. $225 million in refunds, to be exact. Here’s the details. Where did all these refunds come from? Earlier this year, the Florida Prepaid college tuition plan recalculated college costs and realized college tuition […]

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Labor Day 2020

Happy Labor Day 2020

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