Personal Finance

Financial Focus: Should you take that part time job?

Financial Focus: Should you take that part time job?

So, you had a good full time job? Good pay? Liked hanging out in the office? Then COVID-19 took all that away.So while your looking for another full time job ( or hope you still have one), freelance gigs are […]

Financial Focus: Are you ready to live comfortably in your retirement years?

Financial Focus: Are you ready to live comfortably in your retirement years?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA By the time you read this, college classes are underway with many now virtually. At CUNY this semester, I am teaching “Retirement Planning.” In our “new world,” it should be a very interesting topic […]

Financial Focus: The Joe Biden Economic Tax Plan

Financial Focus: The Joe Biden Economic Tax Plan

Now that the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventons are over, we can not forget what the next President, whomever he is, will face: The treasury is going to need increased revenues while trying to assist lower paying workers with […]

Financial Focus: So, the federal PPP program helped Trump’s pals, eh?

Financial Focus: So, the federal PPP program helped Trump’s pals, eh?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA When the pandamic first hit in March and Congress was trying to find ways to help “small business,” it created the Paycheck Protection Program, or as we know it, the PPP. It was designed […]

Financial Focus: How to get a higher tax refund in 2021

Financial Focus: How to get a higher tax refund in 2021

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA Tax Planning is learning and applying the tax rules to your lifestyle. After keeping all ofyour tax deduction-related and business-related receipts, you apply them to your tax filing in the following year. Can you […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's NY PAUSE stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus has crippled the state's economy. Credit: Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Financial Focus: So how many jobs have we really lost?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA If you heard the Jobs report and the stock market last Friday, you would have thought we were just about all the way back!. President Trump held a press conference shortly thereafter and said […]

Financial Focus: The coronavirus has bankrupted some of our 20th Century economy’s icons

Financial Focus: The coronavirus has bankrupted some of our 20th Century economy’s icons

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA Well, pretty soon, I’ll be making a choice on Social Security. Yes, I’m getting old. I will be 60 soon and I’m okay with it. I have an adopted sibling who calls me, “Uncle […]

The CARES ACT, a $2 trillion stimulus package was passed by Congress to provide direct payments of up to $1,200 for Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Focus: The New Normal — The Coronavirus Investment Fund

My job as a financial advisor today is most interesting. The questions are abound? ” What should I do about the stock market”? Why is my 401k down? How can I get my account to go up? If I could […]

Financial Focus: A New Job for the Kids: Housing Assistant

Financial Focus: A New Job for the Kids: Housing Assistant

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA With the kids under stay-at-ome orders and doing remote-learning during the day, what are they doing at night? I would presume many kids would want to play. I would presume many parents would want […]

Since January 1, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a publicly-held entertainment company, lost 40 percent of its stock price. Pictured: WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan (Credit: WWE)

Financial Focus: What WWE can teach us about the coronavirus economy, your job & you

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a public-held wrestling and entertainment company, has lost 40 percent of its stock value from Jan 1 through March 11 (the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic). The Dow Jones […]

Financial Focus: Unemployment Blues

Financial Focus: Unemployment Blues

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA When one got laid off in a few years ago, you didn’t have to stand in any lines at the unemployment office. The unemployment office was in cyberspace. Today, State Departments of Labor offer […]

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Personal Finance Community Assembly Tonight, 2/18

Tonight is congressional candidate (NY-15) Julio Pabon’s second community forum. This one focuses on personal finance. Pabon says his campaign is focused on economic fairness and development. “We need to start going beyond just talk,” he tweeted recently. The community […]

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

DiNapoli: Read the Fine Print on Your New Gift Card

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Holidays, News, Personal Finance
Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Tuesday, January 16th. 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 the […]

PA Candidate Polanco Seeks Credit Reporting Overhaul

PA Candidate Polanco Seeks Credit Reporting Overhaul

Public Advocate Candidate J.C. Polanco Proposes Overhaul of Credit Reporting and Proposes Strict Liability for Credit Reporting Agencies Bronx, NY – Candidate for New York City Public Advocate J.C. Polanco announces plan to overhaul credit reporting requirements for New York […]

by · October 13, 2017 · News, Personal Finance