Christopher Cannon

Personal Finance, Retirement, Taxes
“I specialize in working with individuals who are approaching retirement and going through the retirement transition. I assist my clients with issues like the timing of Social Security benefits and developing a sustainable retirement spending strategy.”

RetireRight Pittsburgh

Job Title:

Wealth Advisor


Christopher T. Cannon, M.S., CFP®, AIF® is a Wealth Management Advisor with RetireRight Pittsburgh. Chris’ role at RetireRight Pittsburgh is to focus on the Individual Wealth Management and Financial Planning aspect of the firm. He is dedicated to comprehensive financial planning and enjoys working closely with individuals to help them work toward their financial goals through investment recommendations, retirement analysis, insurance strategies, estate planning, and tax planning. Chris is committed to providing the highest level of service to every client.

Chris is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a B.A. in Accounting. Chris also has a Master’s degree in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management from The Heider College of Business at Creighton University.

Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee, an LPL Investment Advisor Representative, an LPL Registered Representative, and a Licensed Agent for Life, Accident and Health Insurance.

Prior to joining RetireRight Pittsburgh, Chris spent the previous 8 years providing investment and financial planning advice to high net worth clientele while working at The Vanguard Group, PNC Investments, and an Independent firm that focused on Marcellus/Utica Shale landowners.

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing basketball, physically challenging himself, and spending time with his family. Chris is an active Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also a member of the Pittsburgh Financial Planning Association's Pro Bono committee. Chris, his wife Kristen and their son Lawson, reside in Mt. Lebanon, PA.


BA, Accounting, Washington & Jefferson College
MS, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Creighton University

Assets Under Management:

$100 million

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Can additional income from a LLC affect Social Security income as taxable?
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Potentially, depending on how much income you receive and your filing status. 

If you file a federal tax return as an “individual” and your combined income is between $25,000 & $34,000, you may have to pay income on up to 50% of your benefits. If your combined income is more than $34,000, up to 85% of your benefits may be taxable.

If you file a joint federal tax return, and you and your spouse have a combined income that is between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50% of your benefits. If your combined income is more than $44,000, up to 85% of your benefits may be taxable. 

Combined income is defined as: Your adjusted gross income + nontaxable interest (municipal bonds) + ½ of your Social Security benefits. These are the figures for 2016.

I’d encourage you to check out the Social Security’s website regarding income taxes and your benefits or seek counsel from a CPA that is familiar with your personal income situation.

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How should I pay off my two credit cards?
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