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Knock, Knock. Who’s There? It’s AARP (and Your Over-50 Catch-Up Contributions)

I turned 50 last year.  I wasn’t really happy about it, but it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it might be.  A few more hairs showing up where they aren’t supposed to be and a few less hairs where they actually are supposed

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Neil Manning 3 months ago

I Survived the New FAFSA

For the past 34 years, the primary process to apply for federal financial aid for

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Neil Manning 5 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 2 years 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 years 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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