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John Merrill

John Merrill is the president of Tanglewood Wealth Management, Inc. and author of several books on financial investment. He was the speaker for the College of Business commencement ceremonies held on Sunday, December 18. A pioneer in the fee-only investment advisor community, John began his financial services career in Houston in 1974. In 1979, he founded Tanglewood, a firm providing financial planning and investment management services. Over the years, the firm has expanded geographically, with clients across the U.S. and in six foreign countries. Today, John manages more than $650 million in client assets. John was named one of Barron's America's top 100 Independent Advisors in 2009. In 2008, Worth Magazine named him one of America's top 250 Wealth Advisors. He is author of several books including "The Sure Road to Investment Success", "A Portfolio for All Seasons", "Beyond Stocks", and "Outperforming the Market." Articles by John have appeared in Barron's, Financial Planning Magazine, Mutual Funds Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle. He has been quoted in numerous financial publications including Money, Investor's Business Daily, and The Wall Street Journal.