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The Your Life, Your Wealth Network Podcast

Steve Cordasco, CEO of Cordasco Financial Network brings you LIVE exclusive interviews, the nation's best guests and expert insights on the latest news in the world of personal finance, global markets and politics every week! Gain comfort and clarity for your retirement by listening to the Your Life, Your Wealth podcast today!
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Feb 16, 2018
First up, Steve is still basking in the glory of the Eagles Super Bowl win as he discusses the risk-reward scenario played out during the game, and during the career of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.  You'll hear clips of a recent Nick Foles TV interview as Steve directly relates the ups and downs of Foles career with the often turbulent seas of investing for retirement.  There's the potential of adversity in everything we do, it's how we react that makes the difference.   
 
Next, Steve talks about how writers, reporters, and anchors the news media are still largely preoccupied with negative financial news. Often their take is politically motivated.  Steve takes a broader and more reasoned view that helps put things in perspective.
 
Then, Steve is joined by Altan Wuliji, Consultant with CFN's investment team at DiMeo Schneider & Associates. They discuss how the market numbers of the last few weeks likely impacted your portfolio. They also talk about how the fundamentals of our economy are sound and why it's important to keep fears and anxieties in check.
 
And finally, Steve talks more about how to determine what Your Best Life actually is.  He offers encouragement for the underdog.  With a good plan, even the underdog can come out a winner.
Feb 9, 2018

First, Steve talks with Altan Wuliji, Consultant with CFN’s investment team at DiMeo Schneider & Associates.  They take a look at the causes of this past week’s market volatility.  The key word to remember is...perspective.  How the numbers actually impacted your portfolio and what can be done to manage your anxiety. 

 

Next, Steve takes an even deeper dive into stock and bond markets volatility.  The news media seems preoccupied with negative financial news.  Often market moves are presented as a disaster in the making.  Steve tamps down the hysteria with a clear and rational look at the facts to counteract investors’ fears.

 

Last, find out how to pick a financial advisor and organize the priorities that are important to you. You won’t want to miss Steve’s checklist on how to find the right advisor for you.

 

 

 

Feb 2, 2018

To start the show, Steve is joined by former football player for the Philadelphia Eagles Dennis Franks. Dennis will open up about the difficult transition out of football to business, and how he reinvented himself. Learn how he found his own success and how his insight can help you and your retirement planning. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive Eagles forecast for the big game this weekend!

Last, what is the best measurement system when it comes to your investment returns? Steve will walk you through how to create your own personal benchmark to help reduce your investment performance stress.  

Jan 26, 2018

Former Eagles player Vince Papale joins the show to debut his new book “The Last Laugh: Vision to Victory.”

Also, Steve will talk about the buzz around the billionaire in office, President Donald Trump. Hear Steve’s take on President Trump’s policies and advice for investors.

Lastly, as a head’s up to next week’s show, former Eagles player Dennis Franks (teammate of Vince Papale and co-author of the “The Last Laugh: Vision to Victory”) will join the show—you won’t want to miss this.

Jan 19, 2018
  • The markets closed at a record high this year and maybe you are wondering why you didn’t do as well as the market, or others in the market. Find out why it’s important for you to have a portfolio that matches YOUR unique needs, not everyone else’s.
  • Is the stock market a bubble that will burst? That’s one of the most popular questions Steve gets from his listeners. Hear Steve’s thoughts on the matter.
  • Last, find out why listening to “rules of thumb”, when it comes to your financial planning, will only get you frustrated!
Jan 12, 2018

1.) Do you know what a Required Minimum Distribution is? Well, if you are about to retire, you should! Find out more about this rule is and why it’s vital to a successful retirement.

 

2.)Next, Steve will give you tips on how to talk to your family about money and why it’s a vital conversation to have for a secure retirement!

 

3.) Last, find out what you need to know to consider before collecting for social security. Steve will list the top five most important issues you need to know. You won’t want to miss it.

Jan 5, 2018

New Year Resolution: Joe Cortese, Senior Consultant from DiMeo Schneider & Associates, will give us an analysis on how well the economy did in 2017. Listen to this exclusive back-to-back segment with Steve and Joe as they recap the year and give you their forecast for the new year!

 

Are Your Children Spoiled? Do you worry that your children, or even your adult children, are spoiled? Most Americans do, and still they continue to give to their adult children which can hurt their own retirement. Find out in this exclusive segment on what techniques to use to help get your children out of the nest!

Dec 29, 2017

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Find out what the most pressing issues are with the tax act and what you can do before the year ends.

Year End Market Recap: Senior Consultant Nicholas Breit, from CFN’s expert investment team at Dimeo & Schneider, will join the show to discuss the markets! Find out how the markets ended the year and what opportunities lay ahead for 2018.

Charitable Giving: How will your charitable giving change in the year 2018? Listen to this exclusive coverage of the tax reform by CFN expert Chris Gibbons, CFP®, CAP®, CLU®, FIC.

Dec 22, 2017

 Charitable Giving: How will your charitable giving change in the year 2018? Listen to this exclusive coverage of the tax reform by CFN expert Chris Gibbons, CFP®, CAP®, CLU®, FIC.

 What to do before 2018: Now that tax reform is here, find out the six things you need to do before the end of the year. Find out what is changing and what you need to do about it.

Bond Market Bust: Lastly, learn about the new changes that will create turmoil in the bond market, and what it means to you.

Dec 14, 2017

Veteran broadcaster Steve Cordasco was LIVE for drive time, last Wednesday (12/13) at 4pm on WNTP! Useful year-end content, special guests, and open phones! One hour only—don’t miss it! Topics include:

  • Bitcoin for Baby Boomers- Does the bitcoin frenzy mean anything to you? How can you navigate this complicated world of crypto-currency? Find out Steve's take on it- and call in with your questions!
  • Trump's Tax Reform Plan- Find out what this tax reform plan means to you, your money, and business. We want to hear from you!
Dec 8, 2017
  • Lessons Learned from Bad Organizations: What can you learn from bad organizations? Find out what former CIA director John Brennan observed during his decade long battle against terror networks.  Steve and Leah Mele from Cordasco Financial Network will cover Brennan’s findings in depth.
  • Social Security Sign-Up: Find out what you need to consider before signing up for social security. Steve will list the top five most important issues you need to know. You won’t want to miss it.
  • Lessons Learned for Late-Life Planning: Last, Chris Gibbons CFP®, CAP®, CLU®, FIC will join the show to discuss what he learned from his own personal experience about the importance of late-life planning. Find out what CFN does about this heavy emotional topic and how it can help your retirement.
Nov 24, 2017

Technology Terrors: Why did Steve Jobs and Bill Gates limit screen time for their children while they grew up? Are the ways we educate children on technology and the world of money wrong? Find out in this segment the overlap and what can be done about it. 

 

Stocks for Students: Next, CFN team member Dennis Jablonoski will join the show! Steve will discuss financial literacy in the U.S and the best ways to teach children about the complicated world of money.

 

Financial Fog: Last, financial activist Barbara Stanny will join the show and discuss the importance of financial literacy. Find out how the daughter of H&R Block founder lost all of her inheritance money but made a comeback. 

Nov 10, 2017

Retirement Coach: First, Steve will talk to Yosaif August, certified Life Coach who helps Baby Boomers in Philadelphia who are retired rediscover their purpose!

 

Major Tax Recap: Next, Steve will discuss the major tax legislation working its way through the House and Senate and what it means to you.

 

ABC’s of Bonds: Last, Steve will review municipal bonds, what they are, how they operate, and the different types! Plus, Steve will share with you recent news that Republicans are willing to do away with private activity bonds. Find out what it means to you!

Nov 3, 2017

Retirement Boost or Bust? A Nobel Prize was awarded to Economist Richard Thaler, who created an automatic 401k enrollment program that has saved retiree’s billions. Steve is skeptical whether this is really good for everyone’s wallet and is as great as it is hyped up to be. Stay tuned.

Retiring Early: Steve will cover the topic of retiring early and how to use your own judgement to navigate through the numbers. Steve will explain why an age or a number isn’t the best way to plan for your future.

Trump’s Tax Proposal: In the news, there has been a lot of negative reviews about President Trump’s tax proposal but Steve will give you his take on it and ways it can boost the U.S economy.

Oct 27, 2017

Trump’s Tax Proposal: Given the recent media attention on President Trump’s Tax Proposal, tune in to hear Steve’s take on the proposal. What is in the proposal? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to business owners? Stay tuned to find out.

Technology Terrors:  Did you hear about the tractor trailer that drove down the Atlantic City Boardwalk? Steve will talk about the impact of technology during these changing times.

Travel Dreams: Last, Steve is going to discuss traveling during your retirement. Do you have a travel bucket list? Does traveling abroad cause excitement or fear in you?

Oct 17, 2017
  • First, Altan Wuliji, MS, CFP®, Investment Consultant from our investment team at DiMeo Schneider & Associates, and Steve will discuss the latest market insights! Find out what does better, bonds or stocks? What about real assets? How about real estate? You won’t want to miss this!

 

  • Also, Ken Berman founder of Gorilla Trades will join the show today to discuss stocks! You won’t want to miss this informative segment.
Oct 13, 2017

Whealthcare Planning: Doctor turned financial advisor, Carolyn McClanahan, created the software tool “Whealthcare Planning” which we use here at Cordasco Financial Network. Dr. Carolyn McClanahan is the co-founder of Whealthcare Planning LLC and founder and director of financial planning at Life Planning Partners, Inc. Steve will get into this software tool and why it’s important for you to use during your retirement!

 

Breaking Money Taboo’s: Last, Steve will conclude the show with a groundbreaking study on financial literacy in the U.S and why it’s important to SPEAK UP when it comes to your money.

Oct 6, 2017

Charitable Giving: Steve will welcome new CFN team member Chris Gibbons CFP ®, CAP ®, CLU ®, FIC to the show to discuss how retirees can get involved with donating to the things they love! Listen to how Chris and Steve dive into this topic and why it can be a new found passion for Baby Boomers in their retirement years.

Better Decisions, Sunnier Days:  Are you considering buying a beach home? Many Baby Boomers do! Listen to how Steve advised a couple on this important decision that many consider during their retirement years! You won’t want to miss it.

 

Estate Planning: Certified Elder Law Attorney, Nancy Rice of Rice Elder Law, will give insight into late life planning and the variety of options and choices out there for you.

Sep 29, 2017

Your Life Your Wealth LIVE with Steve Cordasco

  • Amazon’s search for a second North American headquarters: will it be Philadelphia or Camden? What would be the upsides and challenges for our local economy and businesses?
  • The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy joins the show to discuss healthcare, and an epidemic that’s manifesting in our city and nation!
Sep 22, 2017

Hurricane Season for Retiree’s: Paul Murray of Murray Insurance Agency, will join the show to discuss helpful advice for retirees in this horrific hurricane season. If you are a someone who likes to spend your winters in Florida, this is a must hear if you have property there.

Retirement Made Easy: Steve will review a great retirement blog post he wrote  to help prepare you for retirement both financially and emotionally!

Steve’s LIVE Show: Steve has a special announcement, he will be LIVE next week on News Talk 990 AM WNTP on Wednesday September 27th from 6:00-7:00pm EST. Steve will talk about this special feature on News Talk 990 and his history in radio!

Sep 15, 2017
  • Equifax Quick Facts: IT tech expert and President of PCS, Anthony Mongeluzo, will discuss the Equifax Data Breach. Find out how to protect yourself in this uncertain time from the worst data breach in history. You won’t want to miss this.

 

  • Apple Analysis:, Anthony Monegeluzo and Steve will also discuss the latest I-phone. Is it as fantastic as everyone thinks it is? Or is the thousand-dollar phone a rip-off?

 

  • Better Decisions, Sunnier Days:  Are you considering buying a beach home? Many Baby Boomers do! Listen to how Steve advised a couple on this important decision that many consider during their retirement years! You won’t want to miss it.
Sep 8, 2017
  • ‘Tis the Season to Prepare for Flooding!: Paul Murray, President of Murray Insurance Agency, will join the show today to discuss why everyone lives in a flood zone! Learn about what you need to know when a storm hits your property!

 

  • The Race Against the Clock: Tim Joseph, CPA, will break down social security with Steve. Learn about why there isn’t black and white social security advice, and why you might need a unique approach!

 

  • Estate Planning: Certified Elder Law Attorney, Nancy Rice of Rice Elder Law, will give insight into late life planning and the variety of options and choices out there for you.
Aug 25, 2017

The Best Of Your Life Your Wealth:

College Crisis: Were you stressed about sending your child off to college this year? Did you struggle to explain what the price tag of tuition implies to your child’s future? Check out how CFN’s very own Tim Joseph helped a client give their daughter life-changing advice on making her college decision.

Overcoming Gender Barriers to Retirement: Mary Beth Franklin, a contributing editor for Investment News, will join the show today to discuss the obstacles women face during retirement. Steve and Mary Beth will also give advice on how to overcome these obstacles!

The Best in Investments: Chad Tisher, investment expert from DiMeo Schneider & Associates, will join the show today! Steve and Chad will discuss the positive market environment, the global economy and how to build a strong diversified portfolio.

Aug 18, 2017

Insurance Insight for Retiree’s: Steve will bring on an insurance expert, Paul Murray, CEO of Brigantine Insurance Group, to discuss helpful advice for retirees who might be making the move to Florida!

 

North Korea Recap: Steve will report live from News Talk 990 AM WNTP headquarters to discuss North Korea and why you shouldn’t fear the future! Steve will also cover Elon Musk’s thoughts on the matter.

 

The Fed Minutes for Baby Boomers: What is soft-inflation and why should a Baby Boomer need to hear Steve discuss the July Fed minutes? Tune-in to hear why the July fed report is a must-hear for this weekend.

Aug 11, 2017

North Korea and Your Money:

Joe Cortese, investment expert from DiMeo Schneider & Associates will join the show to discuss the latest news regarding North Korea. Steve and Joe will talk about how the markets have reacted in previous conflicts and what a retiree should do!

What Do You Want to be When You Retire?

Your Life Your Wealth producer Leah Mele will join the show to discuss with Steve the letter a nine-year old wrote to NASA which went viral this week. You’ll hear why this little boy’s dream job relates to your retirement years!

Hollywood’s Spin on Finance: Steve is also going to cover the popular Netflix show Ozark and the portrayal of financial advisors on the show!

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