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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 […]

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
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AARP Celebrates Generation X as it Turned 50 this Year

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2015 /USNewswire/ — As 2015 comes to a close, AARP celebrates the first of America’s 62 million Generation Xers who hit a milestone and turned 50 this year by exploring what is important to them as they […]

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 […]

NYC Gen-Xodus: African American Gen Xers and Boomers Financially Stressed

NYC Gen-Xodus: African American Gen Xers and Boomers Financially Stressed

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A staggering 70% of African American Gen Xers say they may leave New York City when they retire, saying high debt, housing expenses and healthcare are hampering their ability to save, according to […]

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
Free Money Brunch Financial Fitness Day with CPAs on October 24

Free Money Brunch Financial Fitness Day with CPAs on October 24

Get Money Smart: Make more, Better manage Everyone knows that the initial embarrassment of bouncing a check, or getting an “Insufficient Funds” message from an ATM, fades.  However, the cost of continued financial ignorance is lasting. Many people don’t have a firm grasp […]

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Financial Focus: ‘Vampire’ ATM Fees

Financial Focus: When did a $5 lunch become $13? The Sad Cost of ATM Fees By Anthony C Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Responding to several hundred constituent phone calls to his office about skyrocketing ATM fees, New York Senator Charles Schumer this […]

Financial Focus: Can Donald Trump’s Income Tax Plan Save America? (Part 1)

Financial Focus: Can Donald Trump’s Income Tax Plan Save America? (Part 1)

Financial Focus: Can Donald Trump’s Income Tax Plan Save America? (Part 1) by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA   As the leading GOP candidate for president, real estate developer and reality TV star Donald Trump must show how he would lead […]

by · October 1, 2015 · Business, Personal Finance
Financial Focus: Will U.S. Job Growth Pick Higher Interest Rates and a New President?

Financial Focus: Will U.S. Job Growth Pick Higher Interest Rates and a New President?

Financial Focus: Will US Job Growth pick Higher Interest Rates and a New President? By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA,PFA U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated as the Federal […]