Michael  Terry

Michael Terry

| CFP®

Merit Financial Partners, LLC

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Westport, CT and New York City and Serving Clients Nationwide


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  • Financial Review
  • Hourly Fee Consultations
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Services
  • College Education Planning
  • 401(k) and IRAs
  • Business Planning
  • Employee Benefits

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6964 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY

Michael Terry is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
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Michael Terry CFP® is the founder and President of MTP Advisors, LLC. Michael earned his CFP designation in 1995 while working as Editorial Financial Manager for Money Magazine. After a 20 year career in the magazine business, including stints at People Magazine, Time Magazine and 10 years at Money Magazine, Michael began to work full time as a fee-only financial adviser at FAM Corporation in Manhattan. In 2006 he founded Michael Terry Planning in Maspeth Queens in order to serve a broader spectrum of clientele and to fulfill a need for community service.

Michael is a frequent contributor and expert advisor to publications like Money Magazine, Consumer Reports and the Queens Ledger. In 2013, he wrote a series of articles for the Queens Ledger on Mutual Funds. Michael brings his expertise to bear on early retirement strategies, asset allocation and mutual fund strategies, College Planning, and general financial planning. He has an MBA from NYU, and a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Memphis.

Michael is currently the President of the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce and Past Distinguished President of the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth. He served as Lt. Governor of the Queens West Division of Kiwanis International for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.He has served on the executive boards of several Parent Associations and as a Cub Master for Pack 365 and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 45 in Maspeth. He enjoys Bird Watching, Camping, Opera, Baroque and Classical Music as well as Jazz and other forms of music. His wife, Lisa, is a well-known Baroque Musician, featuring the cello and Viola da Gamba. Together they have two college age sons.