Former State Auditor and Son Form Financial Services Company

Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- Merritt Wealth Strategies to Serve Triangle and Eastern Wake County

Former North Carolina State Auditor Les Merritt is collaborating with his son, Dale, to form Merritt Wealth Strategies. The duo is sharing an office in Raleigh to provide investment, insurance and retirement planning services to residents in the Triangle and eastern Wake County.

"This is a great time to team up with Dale in offering area residents an array of personalized services," says Les Merritt, vice president of Merritt Wealth Strategies. "My experiences, both as a small-business owner and as a public official, have reinforced the importance of operating with fairness and honesty, while providing exceptional service. These values are at the core of our new business."

Les Merritt is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to serving as State Auditor of North Carolina, he owned an accounting practice for more than 20 years.

"I'm honored to be able to work alongside my dad," says Dale Merritt, president of Merritt Wealth Strategies. "I've learned so much from him throughout the years, and that has had a tremendous impact on my career."

Since 2005, Dale Merritt has served as a wealth strategist for Raleigh-based insurance and financial services providers Banyan Rock & Talent. He is a licensed life insurance and long-term care insurance broker, and holds several securities registrations including Series 6, 7, 63 and 66.

About Merritt Wealth Strategies

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About Merritt Wealth Strategies:
Merritt Wealth Strategies is a father-son collaboration of Les and Dale Merritt formed in 2009 to provide investment, insurance and retirement planning services to residents in the Triangle and eastern Wake County. Merritt Wealth Strategies is located at 3356 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. For more information, call (919) 782-0033.

About Les Merritt:
Les Merritt is a life-long resident of North Carolina who became the first Republican challenger to defeat an incumbent Democrat on North Carolina's Council of State. Les is a certified public accountant, a certified financial planner and holds the Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses. Additionally, he is the first CPA to serve as state auditor. Prior to being elected state auditor, he served as president of Merritt, Petway, Mills and Hockaday, an accounting and auditing firm with offices in Zebulon and Raleigh. Les was Wake County Commissioner from 1994-1998 and served on the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce's board of directors. He is the past president of the Zebulon Elementary School PTA, Zebulon Rotary Club and Zebulon Lions Club. Visit for more information.

About Dale Merritt:
Dale Merritt is president of Merritt Wealth Strategies. Having grown up in Zebulon, Dale is eager to provide financial opportunities to the community in which he was raised, offering real estate and retirement planning, as well as other financial services to eastern Wake County. Merritt has several securities registrations including Series 6, 7, 63 and 66, as well as a Long-Term Care Insurance license and a Life Insurance license. He is a member of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. Merritt believes in remaining active in the community. In addition to being part of the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce and the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, he maintains active membership in the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association, the Appalachian State University Triangle Alumni Chapter and the Little River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He and his wife, Katie, also volunteer with the Paw Prints Animal Rescue in Garner. For more information, call (919) 782-0033 or visit [].

"Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through FSC Securities Corporation. Member FINRA/SIPC and a registered investment advisor. Merritt Wealth Strategies is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor."

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Press Release Submitted On: April 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm
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