NEW ELECTRONICS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR “MOST WANTED” LIST
I talk with Anthony Mongeluzo, President of PCS, an IT services and solutions company. We discuss the new iPhones and Watches from Apple. Many of the products offer advancements that are particularly useful for older adults. The new Apple Watch features auto work-out detection, heart monitoring functions, the ability to perform an EKG, and the ability to detect a fall with automatic notification of emergency services.
Program Length: 14 minutes
HOW MUCH WILL YOU SPEND EACH YEAR IN RETIREMENT?
The biggest fear many retirees have is running out of money. To address this major concern, I analyze a new study published in the Wall Street Journal which helps determine how much money you may need each year of your retirement. I also discuss why it's necessary to go beyond the numbers to best understand what is really important to you in your retired years.
Program Length 21 minutes
A CONVERSATION WITH P. J. O’ROURKE
I traveled to an event at the CATO Institute in New York City and had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite authors, P. J. O’Rourke. He’s a political satirist, journalist, and the author of 19 books, including his latest “None of My Business: P. J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You.” During our wide-ranging discussion we cover his book, his assessment of the Trump economy, his take on millennials, and the true value of a college education.
Program Length: 21 minutes
HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
A recent behavioral survey of self-made millionaires identifies several similar habits. Join me to learn the practical benefits of these lifestyle habits.
Program Length: 13 minutes
PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEKS TO IMPROVE RETIREMENT SECURITY FOR ALL AMERICAN WORKERS
President Trump has issued an executive order to relax some rules that govern retirement accounts and minimum required distributions in the near future. His stated goal is to strengthen retirement security for American workers and expand access to workplace retirement savings plans. He wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer retirement plans which may be only available to employees of larger companies. To discuss the intended result of President Trump’s order, I’m joined by Jim Tate and Tim Joseph, both CPAs, Wealth Advisors and Tax Specialists at Cordasco Financial Network.
Program Length: 19 minutes
AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE SKYROCKETING COSTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Higher education is essential in preparing young people for bright futures. The rapidly increasing cost of a college education is a growing concern. Some students will take on large amounts of debt. Many parents and grandparents will help pay for a college education, but often to the detriment of their own future financial security. There are other options, such as a military path to pay for higher education. In this extended interview, I speak with Retired Army Major General Walter T. Lord, South Philadelphia native and President of Valley Forge Military Academy and College, located in Radnor, PA. We discuss General Lord’s own personal story of higher education at VFMAC and detail the personal and professional benefits of a military education, which include scholarships to help cover education costs.
Program Length: 29 minutes
ANNUITIES: INVESTMENT OR INSURANCE?
I’m joined by Cordasco Financial Network’s Ryan Flurer. Ryan, a CFN Financial Planner, has extensive knowledge after years of experience in the insurance space. We discuss fixed, variable, immediate, deferred and indexed annuities to help determine what type may be appropriate for you.
Program Length: 12 minutes
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ECONOMIC WARFARE
Throughout history tariffs have been used as an effective economic tool to protect American workers and business owners, but in many cases were short-lived. Political columnist and author, Michael Walsh, joins me to discuss President Trump’s use of tariffs in economic warfare to strategically pursue American interests.
Program Length: 15:29
NEW TAXES ON VACATION HOME RENTALS IN NEW JERSEY
I’m joined by Cordasco Financial Network in-house CPAs Jim Tate and Tim Joseph. We explain new taxes that directly impact vacation property owners and renters who use websites to connect for short-term seasonal rentals. Starting in October these new taxes, totaling more than 11%, will be paid by the renters.
Program Length 25 minutes
Tariffs and threats of a global trade war impact the health of our economy. I’m joined by Dennis Jablonoski, Financial Planner and Retirement Plan Specialist with Cordasco Financial Network. We discuss how recent economic news may affect asset allocation.
MAKE MEMORIES: TRAVEL WITH FAMILY
A recent survey found that the number one reason Americans are saving today isn’t for college, a home purchase, or even for retirement. Most Americans are saving for a vacation! I discuss family vacation options and how family vacations create a lifetime of memories.
Program Length: 14 minutes
COVERING THE COST OF PARENTAL LEAVE
Some D.C. politicians have cooked up a new idea on how to fund the cost of parental leave for employees that won’t create another taxpayer funded entitlement. I will fill you in on the details of the plan that includes early use of your social security money and a later retirement age.
Program Length: 6:18
THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AND YOUR MONEY: IS THERE A DIRECT LINK?
As the mid-term elections approach, I’ve received a number of questions inquiring about what a shift in the political winds might mean for your investments. In this segment, I look at how past elections and political turmoil have impacted the markets and our economy.
Program Length 13:51
Steve visited Mike Carter, Founder, President and CEO of BizEquity, at his office
s in Center City Philadelphia. They took a deep dive into the the process of how BizEquity determines the value of a business, and discussed the importance of knowing the value. To listen now to
Program Length 15:12
FIVE AREAS TO WATCH AS ECONOMIC GROWTH CONTINUES: MID YEAR REVIEW
The first half of 2018 is now in the history books. Steve talks with Brad Long from our investment team as they review economic and investment strategies and take a look ahead in this extended two segment discussion.
Program Length: 23:37
EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS
Steve and CFN Relationship Advisor Brian Hillsberg talk about exchange traded funds, how they work and the reasons for their growth in popularity among investors.
Meet The Cordasco Financial Network Team
Tim Joseph, CPA and Financial Advisor, details the importance of proper tax planning when creating a comprehensive financial plan. Tim discusses CFN’s team approach to identifying and addressing potential problems before they occur, and talks about implications of the new tax laws for 2018.
Program Length: 13:52
MEET THE CORDASCO FINANCIAL NETWORK TEAM
Dennis Jablonoski, Financial Planner and Retirement Specialist, discusses ways to engage and fully understand an individual’s needs to properly plan for their financial future. It’s more than just numbers, its a deeper understanding and growth of a relationship with their advisor that helps CFN clients live their best lives.
Program Length: 15:02
YOUR LIFE YOUR WEALTH - LEISURE EDITION:
THE BOOKS OF SUMMER
Steve talks to Mark Rotella, executive editor of Publishers Weekly, about the summer book scene. They discuss the business of books and what’s new in areas like self-help, breezy fiction for the beach, and more.
Program Length: 14:06
PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN CONSIDERING AN EARLY RETIREMENT
Steve discusses the dangers of simple solutions and rules of thumb for those who want to retire early.
Program Length 12:26
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS: KNOW THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU OWN
Learn what every business owner needs to know about the value of their company. Steve talks with Michael Carter, President and CEO of BizEquity, the world's largest provider of business valuations.
Program Length 15:38
WEALTH IS NOT GROWN WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Learn the simple and practical principles that represent the keys to financial success
Program Length 14:59
THE TRIPLE TAX BENEFITS OF HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
Steve explains how this often overlooked option can be an excellent vehicle for retirement savings
Program Length 13:17
THE INVESTMENT FEE TAX BREAK BIDS FAREWELL
The tax benefits associated with the costs of obtaining financial advice have been eliminated. Steve takes a close look at this provision of the new tax code, and how it impacts investors and financial professionals. The politicians in Washington deserve the blame, but there might be a viable work-around.
Program length: 19:10