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I Survived the New FAFSA

For the past 34 years, the primary process to apply for federal financial aid for college has been by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  And for 34 years, filling out the FAFSA has been about as much fun as a trip

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Neil Manning 2 months ago

HSA’s – Objections, Overruled!! Pt. 2

In my last blog, I discussed the benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).  If you

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Neil Manning 6 months ago

HSAs – The Best Around (In My Opinion) Pt. 1

I love the Karate Kid. So my wife and I sat down to share the

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Neil Manning 7 months ago

Social Security Part 3 – Insolvency

In the first two parts of this 3-part blog, we discussed how much money you

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Neil Manning 7 months ago

Social Security Part 2 – The Exceptions

In part 1 of this 3-part blog, I outlined how to understand the Social Security

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Neil Manning 7 months ago

Social Security Part 1 – How to Read Your Statement

Americans love the royal family.  And I’m English (my mom was born and raised there)

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Neil Manning 7 months ago

No Way, No Dow

My wife Debbie and I still watch the evening news.  I know, we should just

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Neil Manning 8 months ago

Disciplined Pursuit of Enough – A Case Study

In my last blog, I argued the benefits of pursuing enough money, rather than always

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Neil Manning 1 year ago

The Disciplined Pursuit of Enough

The word enough gets a bad rap.  Teachers will yell “That’s enough!” at their unruly

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Neil Manning 1 year ago

Shocking News: Your Electricity Rate May Have Just Doubled!

If you live in Connecticut like I do, you have gotten used to a high

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Neil Manning 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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