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Make Your Checks Payable to the Smith Family Education Fund…

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Really?   It’s difficult enough when someone passes away.  It’s even more difficult when someone passes away with minor children.  It’s unbelievable when someone with


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5 Examples of Disruption Being Very Expensive

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This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Disruption has been a very big theme for quite some time now. Marc Andreessen famously said, “Why Software is Eating the World.” And this was


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Why Defense First Wins Your Financial Planning Game

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.” Paul “Bear” Bryant – Former Head Football Coach University of Alabama and six-time National Champions. Defense wins championships. It


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5 Easy Steps to Get a Paycheck in Retirement

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA   Playing more golf, going to the beach or spending more time with your grandchildren is how some visualize their retirement.  During your working career


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Control Your Destiny

  This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA When reviewing their investment portfolios, investors frequently focus on the wrong item—the rate of return. Where should you start? You should center your attention on the


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Mad Max Was Wrong

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Mad Max 2 known as The Road Warrior was a 1981 movie that was the second installment of the Mad Max film series. The star


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5 Easy Ways to Plan for the Certainty of Your Financial Uncertainty

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Expect the Unexpected Expect the unexpected. When the unexpected happens, there is no do-over. There is no reset button to push. Remember, You Only Get


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The Tale of Two Unrestricted Gifts

  This is tale of two unrestricted gifts made by donors when they passed away.   Robert Morin   Robert Morin worked as a librarian at the University of New Hampshire (“UNH”) for nearly 50 years. When he passed away


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May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

  The Hunger Games was a bestselling novel that was subsequently made into a movie.  Both were awesome.  The setting is one where the Capital is abundant in riches.  The outlying 12 Districts are all living in poverty.  Every year


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