personal finance

Merging Finances As a Same Sex Couple

Merging Finances As a Same Sex Couple

My husband and I were married on April 16, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, where same-sex marriage was legal. A little over one year later, on June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states, and required states to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses.

Working Toward Equal Pay One Client at a Time

Working Toward Equal Pay One Client at a Time

I recently came across a study by Benjamin Artz, Amanda Goodall, and Andrew J. Oswald that concluded that women actually are asking for raises as often as men, but their requests are treated differently. This led me to another interesting study by Andreas Leibbrandt and John A. List that found that men and women had similar negotiation behaviors when job descriptions specifically noted that the wages were negotiable. If it was not mentioned, then the men in the study were more likely to negotiate than the women.

Merino Wealth’s 2019 Financial Kickoff!

Merino Wealth’s 2019 Financial Kickoff!

Our theme was “What is Financial Planning?” We realized that Merino Wealth’s approach to financial planning can come across as a fuzzy concept. Many times it leads to the question “so what do you DO for clients?” To prepare for the event I looked at our approach from all angles. The outcome of financial planning is different from client to client, but I noticed some top benefits…