Financial Focus

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Financial Focus: Will unionization come to home-based self-employed workers?

In the 1980s, the world was introduced to the word ” entrepreneurship.” In simple terms, it is self-employment. By the 1990s, many entered the world of entrepreneurship, believing that self employment would be better than working for corporate America. Before […]

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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Financial Focus: Coronavirus is about to kill our economy

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA Well, now the financial numbers are starting to come in: Employment claims in last 2 weeks: 10 million Stock market: ( Jan- March) -25% 80% of Americans are on stay at home orders Ready […]

by · April 3, 2020 · Financial Focus
Financial Focus: Coronavirus and what you should do for your financial health

Financial Focus: Coronavirus and what you should do for your financial health

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA In this sad state of affairs that we now see ourselves in because of the coronavirus, we will not comment on the health concerns, except to say, please be safe and careful. But while […]

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 […]

U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Yellen stands after testifying during a confirmation hearing on her nomination to be the next chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

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 […]