The Difference Between a Roth IRA and an IRA

This article on savings during retirement is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA The Roth IRA and an IRA both offer different tax advantaged ways to save for retirement. If you are serious about your retirement plan take these 5 Easy Steps to Retirement. Roth IRA In 2021, investors… Continue Reading: The Difference Between a Roth IRA and an IRA

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

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

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,… Continue Reading: Things are More Expensive When You Pay For Them Yourself

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… Continue Reading: 3 Proven Reasons You Need a Roth IRA

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… Continue Reading: The Difference Between Tax-Free and Taxable Investments

The Difference Between Good Debt and Bad Debt

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Good Debt For most folks one of their primary goals is to be Debt Free.  With that said, there will be times when it is appropriate to borrow money. Good Debt is borrowing to purchase a home. If managed appropriately,… Continue Reading: The Difference Between Good Debt and Bad Debt

When You Should Take Your Required Minimum Distribution Early

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Required Minimum Distribution The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS’) requires taxpayers to begin to take their Required Minimum Distribution (“RMD”) from their IRA’s and 401(k) plans by April 1st following the year they turn 72. Failure to take this RMD will… Continue Reading: When You Should Take Your Required Minimum Distribution Early