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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Help! The IRS Hasn’t Cashed My Check Yet

You did everything right. You owed money to the IRS so you sent in a check before the deadline. Weeks have gone by, and they still haven’t cashed your check yet. What gives? This is the story we are hearing from more than a few clients. They sent some pretty big checks in to the […]

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How Far Your Dollar Can Stretch In Each State

Trying to live on a budget? It’s no secret that your dollar will go further in states with a lower cost of living, where the price of housing, food, and other goods and services clock in at the lower end of the scale. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 24/7 Wall St. calculated […]

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Went To Cash In March? Why You May Regret It Now

It’s harder than you think to time the market. You have to pick the right day to get out. Then you have to pick the right day to get back in. That’s why the pros strongly counsel against it, and advise you instead to start off with the right allocation mix and stick with it […]

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It All Started With The Vote: One Hundred Years Of Progress For Women

August 2020 marks a very important anniversary for American women. One hundred years ago this month, American women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It was a long and hard fight, starting in 1848 and continuing through the Civil War, World War I, and culminating only in 1920 as […]

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Say It Ain’t So! Millennials Turning 40

Hard to believe, but the oldest of the millennials – those born between 1981 and 1996 – are about to turn 40. The generation that some thought would never move out of Mom’s basement is now marching toward middle age. And despite all those earlier concerns, America’s largest living adult generation is doing quite well, thank you. […]

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It’s Not Your Imagination. Pandemic Work Days ARE Getting Longer

Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to continue working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, far away from the potential perils of the daily commute on public transit or sharing a workplace with others. But there is a downside to working from home. If it feels like the workday is getting longer, it’s […]

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Elderly Care in Times of Pandemic

We’re pleased to share with you a guest blog from our colleague Linda Ames Lyon, CFP®, MBA. Linda serves as Associate Advisor with Mercer Advisors in its Washington D.C. branch. She writes about the very personal journey she went through with her husband as they discovered her aging mother-in-law needed a higher level of care. […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Coming Childcare Crisis

“There are upward of 45 million working parents with children under 18, and most of them are in jobs that can’t be done from home. Without in-person school, many parents will be forced to choose between working and supervising and caring for their children. Many will choose the latter.” Justin Lahart, “Beware of Complacency on […]

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Mercer Advisors Named To Elite Advisor List

Financial Times has named Mercer Advisors to their elite group of Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors once again! The list singles out Registered Investment Advisors with more than $300 million of client assets under management based on their expertise, credentials and client service. Clients need in-depth and tailored advice more than ever, says the Financial Times, as […]

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Is A Roth Conversion Right For You? 7 Things You Need To Know

We’ve been talking to several clients about doing a Roth Conversion before year-end. For some people, a Roth Conversion can be a great tax-saving strategy, but for others it could go down as a big mistake. Here’s some of the most common misconceptions about Roth Conversions, and what you absolutely need to know before you […]

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