Personal Finance

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 […]

Financial Focus: Don’t check your 401(k) account. It’s falling.

Financial Focus: Don’t check your 401(k) account. It’s falling.

Don’t check your 401(k) account. It’s falling. By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA,PFA We will not dub this past Monday as, “Black Monday” but as a short piece on economic history. In financial terms, a correction is the reverse of at least […]

Today’s Verdict: Controlling Your Assets From Beyond The Grave

Today’s Verdict: Controlling Your Assets From Beyond The Grave

CONTROLLING YOUR ASSETS FROM THE GRAVE by David Lesch, Esq. Last week, it was reported that a wealthy landlord in Manhattan left twenty million dollars to his two daughters with one caveat, they can only collect if they abide by […]

Financial Focus: Congratulations, you’ve graduated! Ready to pay your student loan?

Financial Focus: Congratulations, you’ve graduated! Ready to pay your student loan?

Congratulations, you’ve graduated! Ready to pay your student loan? By Anthony Rivieccio, MBA,PFA Has your son or daughter graduated college? Are you a Grad? How about your friends? Graduation is an exciting time where all your hard work and hours […]

Financial Focus: Do You Know How Much You Are Worth?

Financial Focus: Do You Know How Much You Are Worth?

Financial Focus: Do you know how much you are worth? How To Create a Personal Balance Sheet Do you know what your net worth is? How about your worth when you are dead? Do you know how much you are […]

No new taxes is good tax news

No new taxes is good tax news

No tax news is good news, for now E.J. McMahon One of the best things about New York’s newly adopted state budget for fiscal 2016 is something that’s not in it (yet): a costly new state subsidy of homeowners’ local property taxes. […]

by · April 1, 2015 · Op Ed, Personal Finance
Financial Focus: Wealth and Taxes

Financial Focus: Wealth and Taxes

Accumulate wealth and  reduce your tax burden Have a savings account? Own investment mutual funds?  Guess what, your taxes are going UP! Improving economic and market conditions are leading to an increase in capital gain value for savers and investors. Based […]