Articles by: Anthony Rivieccio

Financial Focus: IRS Audit Cometh

Financial Focus: IRS Audit Cometh

Financial Focus: I got an IRS letter for an audit; what do I do? On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the worst), being audited by the IRS could be a 10. Audits can be bad and can result in […]

Financial Focus: Simple Taxes: Absolute Zero. Do it for Free!

Financial Focus: Simple Taxes: Absolute Zero. Do it for Free!

The Next Big Income Tax Scam By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Have you seen enough of the income tax commercials yet? Get your simple taxes done for free, they say! Absolute zero, they call another program.  “Pay nothing, file for […]

Financial Focus: Yahoo-ed!

Financial Focus: Yahoo-ed!

From a high flying internet company to death by restructuring By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA   So, what was Yahoo, originally? In January 1994, it began as Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web. Jerry Yang and David Filo […]

Financial Focus: The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired

Financial Focus: The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired

The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Retired by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA,PFA *Bigger Standard Deduction When you turn 65, the IRS offers a gift in the form of a bigger standard deduction. For 2015 returns, a single 64-year-old gets a […]

Financial Focus: Powerball Jackpot Mania! A quick lesson on Taxes, Annuities & Gambling

Financial Focus: Powerball Jackpot Mania! A quick lesson on Taxes, Annuities & Gambling

The Powerball Jackpot: Lessons Learned by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA   A Quick Lesson on Taxes, Annuities & Gambling Powerball is over! Thank god! Didn’t win, huh? Did you learn any personal finance lessons from this? After all, you did lose […]

Financial Focus: Are you ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?

Financial Focus: Are you ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?

Financial Focus: Are you ready for a Big Income Tax Refund?   by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Holiday time is over! Thanksgiving and Christmas have passed. The time for spending has finished! It is time to pay those holiday bills. Maybe you’re […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Personal Finance
Financial Focus: A Free Times Square Party for New Yorkers?   No, Thanks!

Financial Focus: A Free Times Square Party for New Yorkers? No, Thanks!

Financial Focus: A Free Times Square Party for New Yorkers?   No, Thank you! by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA Since its inception in 1904 — attracting some 200,000 people in porkpie hats and “breeches” — New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times […]

Financial Focus: Tax-Planning in 1 week

Financial Focus: Tax-Planning in 1 week

Financial Focus: Tax-Planning in 1 week by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA  As the year draws to a close, we should run through a last-minute checklist of tax planning issues. A turbulent economic and legislative environment means there are several major complications […]

by · December 24, 2015 · Personal Finance
Financial Focus: Congress Makes Tax Credits Permanent

Financial Focus: Congress Makes Tax Credits Permanent

Financial Focus:  Permanent Tax Credits!? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA The House Ways and Means committee came to an agreement for key legislation to renew a series of tax provisions that had been the source political wrangling repeatedly over the past decade. […]

by · December 20, 2015 · Business, Personal Finance
Financial Focus: $15 For The Bridge! Happy Birthday MTA!

Financial Focus: $15 For The Bridge! Happy Birthday MTA!

$15 For The Bridge! Happy Birthday MTA by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA Transportation. Whether it is public or private transportation, at the very least, should provide a safe, cost efficient way to move around the City! But $15 to commute over a […]

Financial Focus: Using The Business Model To Run For President

Financial Focus: Using The Business Model To Run For President

Financial Focus: Does Dr. Ben Carson want to be President or be rich? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA To run any business, big or small, you must know how to be successful in the four pillars of running a business: marketing, […]

by · November 29, 2015 · Op Ed, Personal Finance, Politics
Financial Focus: A City Council Pay Raise

Financial Focus: A City Council Pay Raise

Financial Focus: Making Pay Raises Fair to Council Members and The People of New York by Anthony Rivieccio, PFA, MBA It would be fair to say our New York City Council members have been very busy this past year. From reviewing City […]

Rebranding The South Bronx: #WhatPianoDistrict

Rebranding The South Bronx: #WhatPianoDistrict

Rebranding The South Bronx: #WhatPianoDistrict? By Anthony Rivieccio Officially, the effort to rebrand the South Bronx started in April, when Keith Rubenstein, a founder of Somerset Partners LLC, a private equity firm, purchased two industrial properties –2401 Third Avenue and […]

by · November 10, 2015 · Community Affairs, Op Ed
Financial Focus: I’m Hungry! Where’s the Local Diner?

Financial Focus: I’m Hungry! Where’s the Local Diner?

Financial Focus: I’m Hungry! Where’s the Local Diner? By: Anthony C Rivieccio, PFA, MBA Do you remember a time when you wanted a cheap nice quality breakfast for under $4 to start your day? Do you remember stopping off with the […]

Financial Focus: To Tax Or Not To Tax The Rich More. That Is The Question.

Financial Focus: To Tax Or Not To Tax The Rich More. That Is The Question.

Financial Focus: Democratic Presidential proposals; What do you want to fund first? by Anthony Rivieccio Free College, Free Health Care, $2500 Child Care Credits, Infrastructure Funding, Reduce Government Spending! It’s the silly season as presidential candidates rollout their economic plans […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Business, Personal Finance