Financial Focus

President-elect Donald J. Trump won a stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday November 8.

Financial Focus: Donald Trump Is A Tax Genius

Financial Focus: Donald Trump has not paid taxes in 3 decades; He’s a genius! Just like personal itemized tax deductions and credits — all designed to lower our income and allowing us to pay less or, in some cases, no […]

Financial Focus: Interest rates are going up. What should you do?

Financial Focus: Interest rates are going up. What should you do?

Interest Rates Are Going Up. What Do You Do? By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Will they or won’t they? Last week, interest-rate watchers and the investing public saw The Fed say, “No change.” Well, at least, for the next 30 days. […]

Financial Focus: Trump vs Clinton — Their Tax Plan (Part 3)

Financial Focus: Trump vs Clinton — Their Tax Plan (Part 3)

Trump vs Clinton: Their Tax Plan, Our Economy, Your pocketbook. Who wins? Who loses? (Part 3) By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA If you followed the first two parts of our story, let’s remember some of the simple but most important things we […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Financial Focus, Personal Finance
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Financial Focus: Trump vs Clinton: Their tax plan and our Economy: Who wins, who loses!

Trump vs Clinton: Their Tax Plans and our Economy — Who wins, who loses!  (Part 2 of 3) Anthony Rivieccio, MBA For this discussion it will be helpful to think of our economy as working on four buckets of ” […]

Financial Focus: Trump vs Clinton And Your Pocketbook

Financial Focus: Trump vs Clinton And Your Pocketbook

Trump vs Clinton Who’s right for your (and America’s)  pocketbook? (Part 1 of 3) Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA If the fight for the presidency comes down to economics (and pocketbook issues) this election day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are offering two […]

Financial Focus: June Economic Report Says Consumer Spending Is Up

Financial Focus: June Economic Report Says Consumer Spending Is Up

Financial Focus: Consumer spending up 0.4% Do Consumers Rule? Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Let’s remember one important thing ! In our country, the consumer rules. Over 70 percent of Gross Domestic Product is determined by consumer spending. Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.2 […]

Financial Focus: Amending Your Tax Return With Form 1040X

Financial Focus: Amending Your Tax Return With Form 1040X

Financial Focus: How do I fix my taxes and get MY EXTRA TAX MONEY BACK? By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Mistakes happen. And sometimes, no matter how careful you are, those mistakes happen on a federal income tax return. You […]

Financial Focus: Brexit Vote Wins, Is America Bullish On Britain?

Financial Focus: Brexit Vote Wins, Is America Bullish On Britain?

Financial Focus: Britain votes Independence! Is America about to buy Britain? by Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA Boy, what a last three weeks it has been for the world’s financial markets and the US economy. Three weeks ago, Great Britain, the second […]

Financial Focus: Will I Outlive My Pension and Savings

Financial Focus: Will I Outlive My Pension and Savings

Financial Focus: Will my money outlive me? By Anthony Rivieccio. MBA, PFA Today, retirement is funded by many sources including: pension income, Social Security income, and personal savings.  So do you know how long you’re going to live after retirement at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Financial Focus: Beware IRS Tax Scams

Financial Focus: Beware IRS Tax Scams

Financial Focus: Hello, I am calling from the IRS! By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA, PFA So, have you received a call saying you owe a lot of money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Yes, It is a tax scam. The IRS […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Financial Focus
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. […]

Financial Focus: Is there a time bomb in Donald Trump’s tax returns

Financial Focus: Is there a time bomb in Donald Trump’s tax returns

Is there a time bomb in Donald Trump’s tax returns Since the first day the Donald announced that he was running for President, he said he would release his financial information. When Mr. Trump says he’ll release his financial information, he […]

by · February 25, 2016 · Financial Focus, Politics