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

3 Things In Life You Only Want the Best Of

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

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1) Seat Belts – Pretty Obvious

 

 2) Parachutes – Any Questions?

 

 3) Financial Advice

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Only The Thrifty Survive

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

 

 

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Andy Grove, the retired CEO of Intel wrote a book, Only the Paranoid Survive. It’s tough to argue with the title of this book. We are just going to tweak this to, Only the Thrifty Survive.

 

 

The Millionaire Next Door

 

There was a book written called The Millionaire Next Door. It described how ‘everyday’ millionaires lived. Being thrifty doesn’t mean you have to sit a home on Friday nights with the lights turned off to save money. It does however mean you will need to do some belt tightening.

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No Deposit. No Return.

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA What does this mean? If you don’t put something in (deposit) you won’t get something out (return). Isn’t that the truth? This applies whether you want to learn to play the guitar, improve your culinary skills or learn how to … Read more

4 Things Every Investor Can Control

This article is original content written by Manchester, CT Financial Advisor Thomas Scanlon, CFP®, CPA Investors can easily get distracted these days.  Hop in the car on the way to work, turn on the radio and get updates on the stock market futures. Check your online portfolio at work during your lunch break.  Perhaps you … Read more

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 you went to work every day to get your paycheck.  Assuming you are fully retired … Read more

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