The Roaring Twenties 2.0 – Revisited!

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA. All the way back in January, 2020 we wrote about The Roaring Twenties 2.0. What has been the biggest change since then? The Pandemic No question.  It would be easier to describe what the Pandemic has not changed rather than… Continue Reading: The Roaring Twenties 2.0 – Revisited!

Tom Quoted by CNBC.com on Traditional Rules for Building Wealth

Local CPA, CFP Thomas F. Scanlon of Manchester, CT quoted by CNBC.com on October 19, 2021. Read full article here. Opinions expressed in the attached article are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Raymond James. All opinions are as of this date and are subject to change without notice. The information… Continue Reading: Tom Quoted by CNBC.com on Traditional Rules for Building Wealth

3 Easy Things to Know to Get Tax Smart Investing

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA 1. Know Where to Start Most advice would suggest starting with knowing your goals. This is good advice with financial planning; it’s just not the first place to start. The first step is to have an adequate Cash Reserve.  Everyone… Continue Reading: 3 Easy Things to Know to Get Tax Smart Investing

It’s Not a Matter of “IF” Something Will Go Wrong, But “When”

Local CPA, CFP® Thomas Scanlon of Raymond James Financial Services in Manchester, CT quoted in national AARP article 7 Practical Tips for Building (Or Rebuilding) Your Emergency Fund How much money you need, and how can you get it by Patricia Amend​, AARP, October 4, 2021 Your fridge isn’t freezing, your car isn’t running, you suddenly… Continue Reading: It’s Not a Matter of “IF” Something Will Go Wrong, But “When”

The Last Bidding War for Homes

Has the residential real estate market been on fire or what? Wow! Everyone has a great story (sellers) or a nightmare (buyers). Keep in mind, real estate is hyper local. The amounts paid over the asking price continue to escalate.  Some sellers now are not allowing a mortgage contingency for an appraisal.  This contingency means… Continue Reading: The Last Bidding War for Homes

SPAC ATTACK (What’s that?)

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA A SPAC is a so-called Special Purpose Acquisition Company.  Although they have been around since the early 1990’s, they have become very popular in the past year. In 2016 there was only 5 SPAC’s completed. In 2020 there were 65… Continue Reading: SPAC ATTACK (What’s that?)

I Did the Math

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA My son went surfing several times off the Narragansett Beach on the Rhode Island Shore this year.  He went with a couple of his buddies for the day. They would rent surfboards and then go out all day. Recently he told… Continue Reading: I Did the Math

7 Reasons Not to Wait Until Thanksgiving to be Grateful

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to be grateful.  You can be grateful every day.  It’s your choice.  Life might not be going swimmingly well for you every day.  I get it.  I truly hope you didn’t expect it… Continue Reading: 7 Reasons Not to Wait Until Thanksgiving to be Grateful

5 Reasons to Fund a 529 College Savings Plan

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA 1) College is Expensive Financing a college education today can be a big challenge.  Having written some checks for college I find it handy to have a cold six pack close by. According to the College Board, the average tuition… Continue Reading: 5 Reasons to Fund a 529 College Savings Plan

Diet and Exercise

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA That’s what my doctor tells me after my annual physical exam – every single time.  When I press her on this, she gives me a deeper insight like “portion control.”  Wow…really? Who knew? It sounds so simple, but is this… Continue Reading: Diet and Exercise