Personal Finance

Financial Focus: Start Tax Planning Now

Financial Focus: Start Tax Planning Now

So you want a bigger tax refund next year? Start tax planning now.   by Anthony Rivieccio MBA, PFA So, you got your tax refund! Happy? Should it be bigger? Do you want a larger refund next year? If so, then […]

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Financial Focus: Tax Season is almost over!

Financial Focus: Tax Season is almost over! Have you filed already? by Anthony C Rivieccio, MBA, PFA We’re coming to the deadline! No more procrastination. Do you have all your receipts? Are you ready to file? Relax, you have at […]

Financial Focus: Where’s My (Tax Refund) Check?

Financial Focus: Where’s My (Tax Refund) Check?

Financial Focus: Waiting On Your Tax Refund? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA   Awaiting your tax refund? Well, let me speak for all tax preparers and tax advisors. We are waiting for you to get it, too! There can be nothing more […]

FREE Financial Counseling Available

FREE Financial Counseling Available

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Phipps Neighborhoods are partnering to provide confidential, one-on-one FREE financial counseling for Bronxites in the Borough President’s office (851 Grand Concourse, Room 209). A trained counselor will help you identify your financial challenges […]

Financial Focus: New York’s High Taxes Drive Outmigration

Financial Focus: New York’s High Taxes Drive Outmigration

Financial Focus: Should you be thinking about moving to a lower “tax” State? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA During this time of the year (tax preparation) many people again realize that New Yorkers are the highest taxed individuals in State and nation. […]

Free Financial Counseling Available At Bronx Borough Hall

Free Financial Counseling Available At Bronx Borough Hall

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is sponsoring free financial counseling at Bronx Borough Hall today through February 29.  

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 […]

SUNY Maritime College Ranked Among Top Colleges

SUNY Maritime College Ranked Among Top Colleges

The influential education-research company Princeton Review, just published its 2016 annual college handbook and ranked the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyer, among the top 10 schools in the nation for career placement after graduation. Studies show the number one worry […]

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 […]

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

FINANCIAL WELLNESS MONTH Profile America — January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year’s resolutions and holiday bills. It’s a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending; for people to understand […]

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
Mayor de Blasio Promises $15 Minimum For All City Workers

Mayor de Blasio Promises $15 Minimum For All City Workers

Mayor’s announcement guarantees 50,000 city employees will make $15/hour by end of 2018    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $15 minimum wage for all City government employees and employees who provide contracted work for the City at […]