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 … Read more

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 … Read more

The Complimentary 1,440 Credit Card

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA My brother-in-law Bob recently told me about the Complimentary 1,440 credit card. Here were some of the features he mentioned: * You must use the 1,440 everyday* It expires at the end of the day* It automatically re-news the next … 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

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 and hero of the movie was Mel Gibson (remember him?) who played “Mad” Max. The … Read more

Why The Affluent (Mostly) Ignore the News

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

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There is no shortage of new. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines and of course, the internet. 24/7/365 information is coming at you. Whoever named it the ‘information age’ sure got it right!

 

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The New Normal

The New Normal was a term to describe the financial conditions after The Great Recession of 2008-2009 by Mohamed El-Erian, currently the chief economic advisor at Allianz. The concept of the New Normal is that the economy would remain sluggish and take many years to recover. The Old Normal   The Old Normal for many … Read more

Market Volatility Spikes Amid Global Economic Concerns

Equity markets suffered their worst week since 2011 for the week ending August 21, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 1,000 points and the S&P 500 down 5.7%. Put into the context of the bull market of the past six years, a pullback can be seen as normal activity for a market that … Read more