Things are More Expensive When You Pay For Them Yourself

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA We never gave our children an allowance when they were growing up.  I had an allowance when I was a kid.  Unfortunately for me my dad tied what I could get for an allowance to my grades.  He would say, … Read more

7 Reasons Why All Investors Over Age 70 1/2 Should Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Our observation is that many people are very generous with the donations they make.  It sure helps that there is likely a tax deduction for this, no question.  Many people are accustomed to donating cash, writing a check to the … Read more

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA 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 there … Read more

I’m Debt Free!!!

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA No, not me! Heavens no! I have a few helpers. They help you spend your money. Some folks call them ‘children.’ This is a colleague of mine whose goal was to be debt free by age 55. He reached his … Read more

3 Proven Reasons You Need a Roth IRA

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA To be eligible for a Roth IRA you need to have earned income from wages or from self-employment.  Additionally higher income earners are not eligible.  Married couples filing a joint return with a modified adjusted gross income of less than … Read more

The Difference Between Tax-Free and Taxable Investments

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Investors need to know the difference between tax-free and taxable investments. Tax-Free Investments One way to have tax-free investments is to own state or municipal bonds. The interest paid on these bonds is not taxable income on your federal income … Read more

The Roaring Twenties 2.0

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Happy belated New Year. I hope that News Year’s Day was not too rough for you. The firework display at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT were awesome!  The last Roaring Twenties was, well, the 1920s; a mere century ago. The times … Read more

Capital Gain Distributions and Tax Loss Harvesting

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Year to Date Returns Its late fall here in Connecticut.  Soon we will celebrate Thanksgiving.  Investors certainly have a lot to be grateful for this year. The markets (so far) have been kind to investors in 2019.  Through November 12, … Read more