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Your Life Your Wealth Network

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 14, 2019

Giving Back to Those Who've Served: A Conversation with Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch (USN Ret.) 

My broadcast from the 26th Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum continues.  I’m joined by Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch (USN Ret.) along with Joe Besecker, Founder, Chairman, and President of Emerald Asset Management.  We discuss Admiral Lynch’s long and distinguished military and business career and his current work managing the nation’s leading VA mortgage company. Joe joins the conversation and discusses his personal and professional association with Admiral Lynch.  Plus, we’ll revisit an entertaining encounter I had with Adm. Lynch, Roger Staubach, Joe Besecker, and my son Vincent, years back at an Army/Navy game. 

Program Length: 22 minutes

Feb 8, 2019
Giving Back to Those Who Serve
 
 
I’m joined by Cal Quinn, Naval Academy graduate and service-wounded veteran who participated in Operation Enduring Freedom just after the 9/11 attacks.  Cal, who also works in the financial industry, and I discuss his military service and the importance of helping veterans by teaching skills that will serve them throughout their careers.  Our conversation was recorded at the 26th annual Groundhog Day Investment Forum hosted in Philadelphia by Emerald Asset Management.
 
 
Program Length: 40 minutes
Feb 1, 2019

Preparing for the Inevitable (Not Death!)

Ben Franklin famously said: “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” I’ll leave the death discussion for another day. For now, tax season is here and Cordasco Financial Network CPA Tim Joseph joins me for a review of several new tax laws that will impact your filing this year.

Program Length: 15 minutes

 

Jan 25, 2019

Where Science Meets Money

How old are you? It may no longer be just a simple question. I share new scientific data about chronological vs. biological age, and how it may someday be used to more accurately develop the wealth part of your financial plan.

Program Length: 15 minutes

Jan 18, 2019

This past week Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, died at the age of 89.  I pay tribute to this giant in the investment world who will be best remembered for his passion regarding low-cost, uncomplicated long-term mutual fund investing. 

Program Length: 20 minutes

Jan 11, 2019

Portfolio Rebalance: Why, When & How

Taking the practice of rebalancing to a deeper level.  I describe how rebalancing is needed to keep you on track, but can take on very different characteristics based on your risk tolerance, goals and stage of life.  

Program Length: 20 minutes

Jan 8, 2019

Last year's market activity included sell-offs and wild swings.  It's time to analyze the “why's.”  Why did the markets behave that way?  Why did you sell or perhaps why didn’t you buy more aggressively on the dips?  I discuss how a better understanding of the “why's” creates clarity and can help take the emotion out of investing.  I’ll also outline some of the specific reasons market volatility has increased and some lessons we can all learn from TV’s “America Pickers."

Jan 4, 2019

Your 401(k): As Seen On TV

The “set it and forget it” approach may have been fine for the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Oven so many of us saw advertised on television back in the day, however it’s not a sound strategy for managing your 401(k) plan today.  I’ll describe specific things you should consider doing with your 401(k) to take full advantage of current market conditions.

Program Length: 11 minutes

Dec 21, 2018

At Cordasco Financial Network, we receive lots of listener emails each week, and it’s time to address a few on this program.  I answer questions on the characteristics of bull and bear markets, recent activity by the Federal Reserve, and give you an inside look at what we do at CFN during the type of market conditions we are currently experiencing.

Program Length: 20 minutes

Dec 17, 2018

At a time of continued volatility for domestic markets, I take a look at the potential opportunities from adding emerging markets and other overseas investments to the growth portion of a portfolio. To listen to this 14 minute podcast, click below.

Program Length: 14 minutes

 

 

 

 

Dec 14, 2018

Current volatile market conditions may call for adjustments to be made within your investment portfolio. I'll explain how one of the options, dividend paying stocks, has come back into focus for investors.

Program Length: 9 minutes 

Dec 11, 2018

Did the recent wild swings in the markets cause you to rethink your investment strategy? Healthy markets move up and down, and often evoke emotional responses from investors.  I’ll explore the reasons for these swings, look at them historically, and tell you why I believe that an unemotional assessment of current conditions show that our economy is fundamentally sound. 

Program Length: 15 minutes

Dec 7, 2018

Managing Expectations for the Long Term

Market conditions aren't within our control.  As we continue to experience large swings, I discuss the ways to help investors cope and manage expectations through a low-return period.

Program Length: 17 minutes

Dec 4, 2018

Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, has made bold predictions about the markets for the next ten years. He offers a pessimistic outlook about returns on stock and bonds.  I don't simply accept or reject his predictions, instead I analyze them in order to gain proper perspective, and I share my thoughts.  

Program Length: 24 minutes

Nov 30, 2018
A Holiday Gift That Keeps On Giving 
 
Want to jump-start the financial future of a young person this holiday season?  There’s a unique gift you may want to consider, a Roth IRA. There are just a few restrictions, but the money will grow tax-free for decades and could even be used for a first-time home purchase.
 
Program Length:20 minutes
Nov 26, 2018

I discuss how wealth comes in many forms and means different things to different people. I then talk about the various professions within the world of money management to help you determine the most suitable professional for your individual situation.

Program Length: 15 minutes

Nov 20, 2018

A Tax Saving Twist

New tax law ended deductions on advisory fees. I discuss how you can get tax savings from a long-held qualified retirement account rule allowing you to pay your financial advisor’s fee out of your IRA account with no tax or penalty, but there are some restrictions you should consider.  

Program Length: 6 minutes

Nov 16, 2018

Coping with Market Volatility

Today, we focus the entire program on recent market volatility with Joe Cortese of the Cordasco Financial Network Investment Team.  We discuss the factors driving volatility, and how to best position investments for today’s market conditions.  We focus on strategies covering stock and bond investing and offer guidance in determining the right mix of domestic and international investments for a well diversified portfolio. 

Program Length: 43 minutes

Nov 13, 2018

Retirement Account Update

CPA Tim Joseph of the Cordasco Financial Network team joins me for a discussion on IRA’s and 401 K’s, and the increase in contribution amounts for 2019.  

Program Length: 19 minutes 

Nov 9, 2018

Post Election Economy

The midterm elections are over and I begin with a look at how the results will impact our nation's economy.  Then, I’m joined once again by nationally syndicated talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, heard weekday mornings on NewsTalk 990, WNTP in Philadelphia.  A few weeks back Hugh joined me with his midterm predictions, now he returns to assess the political landscape with a divided House and Senate.

Program Length: 14 minutes

Nov 2, 2018

Election Day is just around the corner.  At last week's Midterm Talkers Tour event, I sat down with nationally syndicated talk show hosts Hugh Hewitt and Mike Gallagher. Both made predictions and weighed in on the potential ramifications of Tuesday’s election. 

Program Length 15 minutes

Nov 2, 2018

Cordasco Financial Network Relationship Advisor John Walker is with me to discuss ways to deal with the anxiety some investors experience in a volatile market.  We discuss the importance of education, clarity, and direction necessary to weather any market condition.   

Program Length:19 minutes

Nov 2, 2018

Midterms & The Markets

Joe Cortese of the Cordasco Financial Network investment team joins me.  We discuss the potential results of the midterm elections, and how those results, combined with the tone of media coverage, could effect our already volatile markets.  

Program Length: 15 minutes

Oct 30, 2018
Ryan Flurer of the Cordasco Financial Network team joins me to discuss the staggering cost of late life care and the importance of early planning.  We discuss several investment and insurance options designed to address this looming financial burden.
 
Program Length: 29 minutes
Oct 26, 2018
Protecting Our Nation’s Security
 
I speak with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and author of Why We Fight: Defeating America's Enemies With No Apologies.  Our conversation took place at our recent "Midterm Battleground Talkers Tour” event.  We discuss his book about some of the biggest concerns regarding our national security including ongoing economic threats from China.
 
Program Length: 13 minutes
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