About Mari Adam

Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ and President of Adam Financial Associates Inc, has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for over twenty-five years. Have a question about your financial situation? Ask Mari!
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Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

I knew that medical marijuana had gone mainstream when one of my clients told me she was getting her medical marijuana card to deal with chronic shoulder pain. What made us have a chuckle together over her admission? My client is in her mid-80s. Not your typical pothead, right? Think again. Medical marijuana is a […]

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How Caregiving Duties Are Pushing More Women Out Of The Workforce

Many working age women (and men) – and quite a few of our clients – are caring for aging parents. That’s a difficult and often exhausting job. A recent New York Times article on the reality of caregiving (“Why Aren’t More Women Working? They’re Caring for Parents”) showed how women caregivers are often forced to drop […]

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Throwback Thursday: Vinyl Sales Poised To Outstrip CDs

Have you heard the saying that everything old is new again? Here’s a case in point. Vinyl recordings are likely to outsell CDs for the first time since 1986, reveals a new mid-year report from the Recording Industry Association of America. Incredible but true. Vinyl sales are growing at over 10% per year, reports 361 […]

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Hurricane Dorian Relief: Donations For The Bahamas

They need our help! Our neighbors in the Bahamas bore the brunt of hurricane Dorian, suffering severe damage and loss of life. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has put together a comprehensive list of ways to help and donate needed supplies. You can see the entire list here. They’ve also gathered some useful tips on how […]

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Preparing For Hurricane Dorian

Update as of Wednesday, September 4: The storm has passed and we are relieved to say that our office is open, with operations back to normal again. We are thankful that Hurricane Dorian passed us by, although we are saddened to hear of the devastating damage that has occurred to our east in the Bahamas. […]

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Getting Ready For Hurricane Dorian: 5 Lessons We Learned From The Last Destructive Storms

Attention, East Coast residents.  It’s hurricane season again! The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, and Hurricane Dorian is already bearing down us in Florida. Two years ago, our state was hit by Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It killed over 75 people in Florida and caused […]

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Stocks vs. Bonds: Which Are Offering The Best Opportunities In This Market?

Tempted to give up on stocks and flee for the hills? Don’t do that quite yet. When you take a good hard look at investment options, you’ll see why we think stocks may still represent the best investment opportunity out there. “For the first time since the financial crisis, stocks are earning more for investors […]

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More Clients Asking To Work With Women Advisors

Less than 15% of U.S. financial advisors are women and that’s way too few, especially when more clients are asking to work with women advisors, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. Many people looking for a financial professional feel women are good listeners and can better understand and address their money […]

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Sit Tight When Stocks Drop

Do you get that feeling of panic when you turn on the TV news and see those triple-digit market drops? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, that type of market turbulence is a pretty common occurrence nowadays. Big market movements are becoming everyday events, but in all fairness, the markets are just as likely to climb up […]

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How To Spot A Scam, From One Of America’s Greatest (Former) Con Men

Frank Abagnale is arguably America’s most famous con man. He was a professional imposter whose life inspired the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the  film “Catch Me If You Can.” After getting caught and serving time, Abagnale became one of the FBI’s good guys, using his inside knowledge of how scammers work to protect Americans from […]

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