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Time-Segmentation Retirement

Time-Segmentation Retirement

95% of Retirees Don't Know About This Retirement Income StrategyIn this video, Christ Merchant CFP® shares with you one of the best-kept secrets for structuring retirement income. It's called Time Segmentation. It's likely that you've never heard of this because most...

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Considering a Guaranteed Income Annuity?

Considering a Guaranteed Income Annuity?

Millions of Americans are looking for ways to guarantee an income during retirement and the guaranteed income annuity is one of the most popular options. But before you sign up, it's important to understand the potential risks involved. Join Chris  Merchant, CFP® as...

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What Modern Retirees Need to Know

What Modern Retirees Need to Know

The System Failed to Tell You This About Retirement... Most people think that their retirement income is all taken care of when they reach 65. But what if I told you that the system has failed to tell you about a very important detail? In this video, I'll reveal the...

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Blog

Worried About the Stock Market?

Worried About the Stock Market?

Weekly Edition: Worried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement? Investing for Retirement During Bear Markets It's vacation season and you're probably spending time with friends and family and hopefully leaning into the adventures of life. I've noticed, that...

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Seeking Certainty in Uncertain World

Seeking Certainty in Uncertain World

Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain WorldWritten By: Chris Merchant, CFP® BFA® | June 2022 It’s natural for humans to want to make sense of the chaotic world in which we live. Finding certainty, real or imagined, makes us feel safe and confident.  But our desire for...

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Who We Help

Who We Help

Hi, I'm Chris Merchant, CFP® from Hunt Country Wealth Management.  I want to share two key points about our firm: >> Who We Are >> Who We Help. So who are we? Well, our firm name is called Hunt Country Wealth Management, because we have roots in the hunt...

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Events

Go Winchester Royals Baseball!

Go Winchester Royals Baseball!

Go Winchester Royals Baseball! Tickets Available!The Winchester Royals are a local baseball team that plays in the Valley Baseball League. Approximately thirty former Royals have played on Major League teams, most notably Jimmy Key, Reggie Sanders, Mike Williams,...

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Celebrating Five-Years

Celebrating Five-Years

Announcing New ServicesWe are proud to be celebrating our five-year anniversary! We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to all our clients who've been with us on this journey. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you.We are excited to announce that in...

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OUR BOOK

On Investing Well: The Elements of Good Investing by Chris Merchant, CFP®

The United States is entering an Era of Personal Responsibility. Gone are the days when you could work for the same company for forty years and retire with a generous pension. In this new system, you bear most of the burden for saving for a college education, health care, and retirement. If you want to survive and thrive, it is up to you to make it happen. No one else is going to do it for you.

Our education system does not teach us how to invest well, and most of the available material on investing is unhelpful, inaccurate, or confusing.

In this break-out book on financial planning, award-winning CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Behavioral Financial Advisor™ Chris Merchant provides the reader with an approach that simplifies the process of investing well.