When you think about your financial planning, do you:
• Know you would feel relieved if you knew you wouldn’t run out of money during retirement?
• Feel skeptical because so many advisors are hiding their true agenda?
• Wonder if you’re doing everything you should be doing with your money?
• Feel certain you’d feel better if you knew your finances were organized and understandable?
• Suspect big goals are within your reach with the right time and attention?


You’ve arrived at the right place.

I’m Bridget Sullivan Mermel. I specialize in helping clients gain confidence, get organized, and go forward with clarity. And because I don’t accept commissions, you can be sure that my advice is serving your money needs, not my own.

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And recently added:
Recently Money Magazine asked me to contribute to their blog. Here’s the first article:

How to Be Charitable...and Hold Onto Your Money

This posting generated a lot of interest and was picked up by the print copy of Money as well:

What I Tell Clients Who Want to Buy Gold

Here’s one about common money myths:
Millennials are Mooches and Other Money Myths

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