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Shocking News: Your Electricity Rate May Have Just Doubled!

If you live in Connecticut like I do, you have gotten used to a high cost of living, including high energy rates. But the latest change in our electricity rates is shocking (pun intended) even by CT standards. On 1/1/23, the standard residential electricity rate

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Neil Manning 2 weeks ago

Bizarro World, Explained

One of the greatest Seinfeld episodes ever is “The Bizarro Jerry”. This is where Elaine

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Neil Manning 2 months ago

It’s Harvest Season!

I like to look for silver linings. For instance, during the pandemic lockdown, I appreciated

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Neil Manning 2 months ago

Bonds, James Bonds

This year has not been a good year for bonds. This message has gotten a

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Neil Manning 3 months ago

The Unchartered Waters of the Amazon Prime

Before you judge me on what I am about to share, there are a few

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Neil Manning 4 months ago

I Want I-Bonds?

The recent surge in inflation has sparked a new interest in I-bonds.  In fact, questions

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Neil Manning 8 months ago

Don’t Fear the Reaper (or a Recession)

It has been said that nothing is certain except death and taxes.  Perhaps we should

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Neil Manning 8 months ago

The Cure for Hysterical Amnesia

Every investor knows that they are supposed to buy low and sell high.  Even a

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Neil Manning 9 months ago

Don’t Shoot the Weatherman

Weather forecasting has greatly improved over the last 40 years – doppler radar, better projection

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Neil Manning 9 months ago

The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood – Income Annuities

In this last installment of a 3-part blog series on annuities, I will cover pros

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Neil Manning 9 months ago

The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood – Accumulation Annuities

In part 1 of my 3-part series on annuities, I presented a high-level primer on

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Neil Manning 10 months ago

Can’t See the Forest for the Annuities

Annuities are a deep chasm of confusion for many people.  For one, they have been

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Neil Manning 10 months ago

Pulling Out Your Inheritance – Non-Spouses

My last blog covered the new rules around inheriting investments as a spouse, per the

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Neil Manning 10 months ago

About the Author

I am a reformed actuary turned financial advisor, helping my clients with everything from investments to retirement projections to LTC insurance since 2014.  Unlike most normal people, I love numbers and finance – I’m currently reading a book about game theory which my wife and two teenage daughters think is unbelievably boring (they are wrong).  For more details about my background, check out my website.

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