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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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Nov 17, 2016

Trust in Kin: Donald Trump has assigned his children the task of running his businesses. Steve discussed the idea of mixing family and business and why it's important to you!


Wall Street Workover: Leland Faust joined Steve to discuss his new book “A Capitalist’s Lament.” They talked about the deceptions of Wall Street and what a Trump presidency means to the big banks!

Piecing Together: Steve also covered the enormity of Trump's blind trust. Find out how what the president-elect's finances have in common with yours!

Nov 10, 2016

Donald Trumps All: On the heels of Trump's improbable presidential win Steve laid out what Trump's first 100 days in office mean to you and your wallet! 

The Market's Wild Ride: Steve explored the markets in depth with Michael Shamosh of the West Shore Fund and Anthony Novara from DiMeo Schneider and Associates! They brought all the details of how the markets handled Trump's shakeup and what you should expect going forward!

Nov 3, 2016

Media Influence: Donald Trump has been criticizing the media constantly, but the most important network in the election is his own! Steve had Callum Borchers from the Washington Post on the show to talk about how Trump TV has impacted Trump the candidate!
 
Unstable Foundation:  Steve vented on his biggest frustrations with the Clinton Foundation and how their corruption has impacted the foundations that do good work.
 
Presidential Pricing: It’s common knowledge that the markets move with the presidential election, but is it true? Steve gave the answer!

Oct 27, 2016

So This is Normal? The Fed has announced that a stagnant GDP and low interest rates are the new normal. Is this the case? If so, how do you grow your investments? Steve had Joe Cortese of DiMeo Schneider and Associates on the show to explain!

JFK and Reagan: The Same. CNBC's Larry Kudlow joined the show! He explained how Reagan's legacy is due, in part, to a Democrat! Mr. Kudlow also gave his take on the upcoming election!

Health-Careless: Obamacare has begun to hit rock bottom. Steve broke down why and explained how you could be impacted by it throughout your retirement!    

Oct 20, 2016

Big Stage, Bigger Whiff: Steve broke down the third Presidential debate and explained why Trump missed plenty of chances to take it to Hillary!

Know Like the Pros: Donald Trump continues to take heat over his taxes. Steve explained how you can get the same type of breaks that he did!

Creative Destruction: Joe Carlen, author of “A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers who Shaped History” talked about some of the greatest business innovators of all time.

Start Me Up: Archna Sahay of StartupPHL called into the show to discuss the booming entrepreneurial scene in Philadelphia! What makes a qualified entrepreneur? How should you or a loved one prepare your startup ideas? The answers are ahead!

Oct 13, 2016


Coffers and Caskets: A study found that the number one fear of investors worldwide is outliving their money. Susan Tillery, who conducted the study, joined Steve to discuss the important questions! Should baby boomers really be concerned? Should they make riskier investments? Are people being misled by advisors? Download the show to get the answers!

Monster or Mouse?: Steve will explain where all of the fear-inducing noise is coming from, how to get to the root of your retirement fears, and then how to conquer them in 3 easy steps!

Reality Check: A study found that investors and financial advisors have wildly different expectations for annual returns! David Goodsell, a member of the research team, explained why this is so common. He'll also explain how your own emotions can be cutting your retirement savings! 

Oct 6, 2016

Hillary's Trumping Up Taxes: Hillary Clinton wants to increase the estate tax to 65%. It's what everyone's talking about, but how much will it actually help? Evan Powers of SeekingAlpha.com joined the show to break it down!

Could Russia Hack the Polls?: A study has found that Pennsylvania is the state most likely to have its voting booths hacked! Cyber Security expert Rob D'Ovidio spoke with Steve and broke down whether or not you should be afraid to go to the polls!

Campaign-Breaking Development?: Donald Trump’s massive tax break has been all over the news this week. Steve had Rick Newman of Yahoo Finance on the program to find out if there’s anything you can take away from Trump’s tax filings that can save you some money!

The Economy Class: Steve got into how Trump made a mistake with his businesses that led to his massive tax refund! Maybe it should never have been that bad!

Sep 29, 2016

A Taxing Debate: Richard Rubin, a tax policy writer for the Wall Street Journal, will join Steve to break down Trump and Hillary's very different tax plans! How will they affect you? Listen in to find out! 

Settle Down Now?: People across the country have been struggling with a worrisome trend….they’re retiring with debt. Steve will explain why it’s been happening and what you can do about it!

The A-B-C's of 1-2-3's: Heather Long will be a part of the program today! She’s a senior markets and economy writer for CNN Money and they’ll talk about the sad state of financial literacy in the United States.

Simple Spending: A new type of bank account could help limit bad spending habits. Steve will have the details ahead! 

Sep 22, 2016

Take a Hike, Hikes: Michael Shamosh of the West Shore Fund was on the show! He spoke with Steve about the Fed not raising rates, Trump, international markets and more!

Expert Amateurs: In case you missed it, Spencer Jakab joined Steve to discuss his new book “Heads I win, Tails I Win.” Steve will ask him how even experts make mistakes in investing and how you can be successful by being CHEAP and LAZY!
 
N-Y-C ya later: Steve will tell you why if you’re taking a trip to New York city, you’d better be careful!

Sep 14, 2016

PA IRA: Erin Arvedlund of the Philadelphia Inquirer will join the program. She'll talk with Steve about a new law that could cost you your retirement account!

Not So Wells Fargo: Aaron Back from The Wall Street Journal will be joining the show! He’ll talk to Steve about Wells Fargo and the practice of cross selling!

Shadow Courts: Haley Sweetland Edwards of Time will join Steve to discuss her book about secret courts that affect international trade. Does it mean anything for Donald Trump? Steve will find out! 

Sep 9, 2016

America's Backbone: Karen Mills, an adviser to Hillary Clinton, will join Steve to discuss Hillary's plan for small businesses. Does Hillary really care about the little guy? Listen in to find out!

None of Our Business: Cynthia Burton of the Philadelphia Inquirer will join the show to break down the Philadelphia Business Tax. Steve will find out what's wrong with it and who's reaping the benefits! 
 
Burning Bridges: Tim Joseph, a CPA at Cordasco Financial Network, will sit down with Steve to talk about Chris Christie ending Jersey’s tax agreement with Pennsylvania! How much could it cost you? Steve will find out!
 
Investors vs Traders: There’s fear creeping out into the marketplace. Steve will explain what investors are frightened about and what it means to you!

Sep 6, 2016

 

Steve Cordasco brings you the latest insights on what’s happening in the world of personal finance, politics, and current events that matter to you. Here’s what’s in-store for today’s program:

Reconsider Retirement?: Terry Hurley joins the show! He'll talk with Steve about the stigma surrounding retirement and what you can do in your next phase of life!

Sharing is Caring: A new study shows that couples make a HUGE mistake when it comes to retirement. Steve will tell you what it is and how to fix it!

Bored Member: Professor Hui Zheng of The Ohio State University will join the show to talk about mental health and your job. Find out how watching the clock can make you kooky!

Apple, Sliced: Apple's been hit with a $14.5 billion dollar tax charge. Where will the money go and how does it hurt the US taxpayer? Steve will let you know!

Aug 26, 2016

Steve Cordasco brings you the latest insights on what's happening in the world of personal finance, politics, and current events that matter to you. Here's what's in-store for today's program:

Edward Jones's Diary: Nir Kaissar of Bloomberg will join the show to talk about how the big brokerage firms are reacting to the fiduciary rule. Are investors in trouble? Steve will find out!

Potent POTUS: There’s plenty of people concerned about the markets when it comes to a Hillary Clinton Presidency. Michael Shamosh of the West Shore Fund explains how much the presidency actually impacts the markets and how you should handle it.

Honestly, is it the Best Policy?: Cordasco Financial network’s Steve Mangine will speak with Steve about life insurance. Why are less and less people buying it? Can you trust the agents to look out for your best interests? Those answers and more ahead!

Temperate Tantrums: Steve will give you his thoughts on how financial risk should be managed with emotional stability!

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Aug 19, 2016

Steve Cordasco brings you the latest insights on what's happening in the world of personal finance, politics, and current events that matter to you. Here's what's in-store for this week's podcast:

Obama Cares?: Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times will join Steve to discuss why he believes insurance companies are "whining" about the Affordable Care Act. Steve will also take some time to give you his thoughts on the situation!

Honestly, is it the Best Policy?: Cordasco Financial network's Steve Mangine will speak with Steve about life insurance. Why are less and less people buying it? Can you trust the agents to look out for your best interests? Those answers and more ahead!

Caring Warriors: Motivational speaker TJ Jones will talk with Steve about the battlefield of business and the best way to conquer it.

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Aug 12, 2016

We have an awesome show for you this week!

Paper or Plastic: Avni Shah from the University of Toronto will join the show to talk about paying with cash versus paying with a card. How does each one affect our spending habits? Steve will find out!


Trumpenomics: Professor Jeffrey Miron of Harvard University and the Cato Institute will join Steve to discuss Trump's big speech from Detroit on Monday. How will Trump fix the tax code? What details has he given on trade? The answers are on the way. 

Sorry, Wrong Number: President Obama and the Bureau of Labor Statistics were completely wrong about wage growth. How off were they? Steve will discuss the staggering numbers!

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Aug 5, 2016

Scratch and Whiff?: Kent Grote, an assistant professor of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, will join the show to discuss the importance of state lotteries. How important are they for states and where does the money go? Steve will get the answers!

No Manors: The Treasury Department is amending the estate tax. Steve will break down what Trump thinks, what Hillary thinks, and why it matters to you!

Expert Amateurs: Spencer Jakab will join the show. He’s the author of a new book "Heads I win, Tails I Win” He’ll explain how even experts make mistakes in investing and how you can be successful by being CHEAP and LAZY!

Two-Bit Coins: Steve will explain how Bitcoin being hacked for $65 million dollars can be a good lesson for this election season!

Jul 29, 2016

This week on  the "Your Life, Your Wealth" Network, Steve Cordasco brought you the latest insights on what's happening in the world of personal finance, politics, and current events that matter to you. Here's what's in-store in the downloadable podcast:

Labor Love: Attorney Rick Grimaldi joined the show to discuss the relationship between the Democrats and labor. What is the TPP and why do they find it so important? How could union rules change under Hillary Clinton? All that and more ahead!

Faithful Feeling Berned: Bernie Sanders' speech was an important moment for the DNC. It also showed Steve that Bernie is a fraud. He explains why AND gives his take on Michelle Obama's controversial speech.

A New Bill?: Leon Lazaroff, deputy managing editor of TheStreet.com, joined Steve to discuss Hillary Clinton's economic policy. What are her stances on minimum wage? Will she regulate Wall Street? Would this be Bill Clinton's presidency all over again? Steve got the answers!

Pokemon? NO!: Pokemon GO has become a national sensation, but investors in the game made a grave mistake. Steve explained what that mistake was and tells you how to avoid it!

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Jul 8, 2016

This week on  the "Your Life, Your Wealth" Network, Steve Cordasco brings you the latest insights on what's happening in the world of personal finance, politics, and current events that matter to you. Here's what's in-store in the downloadable podcast:

The "Write" Choice: Presidential candidate Laurence Kotlikoff joined the show to discuss why social security is broken, how to fix it, and why he deserves your vote in 2016!

Broken Bonds: Michael Shamosh of the West Shore Fund explains why global bond yields are trending at all time lows, and what it means for your portfolio.

HC, AC, and the GOP: Brent Johnson of NJ.com joined the show to talk about Hillary Clinton's speech in Atlantic City. How did she attack Trump? Did she address the e-mails? He also gave insight into VP candidates Cory Booker (D) and Chris Christie (R).

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Jul 1, 2016

This week on  the "Your Life, Your Wealth" program, Steve Cordasco brings you the latest insights on what's happening in the world of personal finance, politics, and current events that matter to you. Here's what's in-store for this week's episode:

UK, OK?: Steve was joined by author and economist Jim Rickards to discuss the economic impact of Brexit. Is the worst over? Is the American dollar holding up? How will the Fed respond? Steve get's the answers!

Retirement Rates Revisited: Bill Bengen, independent researcher and contributor to Financial Adviser Magazine, joined the program to discuss the retirements of previous generations. Are retirements today more secure than those in the past? How are those who retired in 2000 and 2008 fairing? Stay tuned!

Movers and Shakers: Steve broke down some of the major player's thoughts on Brexit. He also explained why remembering the pain of Brexit is important for your wallet and more!

Summer Vacation Blues: Plenty of people make a big, COSTLY mistake when it comes to paying for summer vacations. Don't be a victim. Details ahead!

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Jun 24, 2016

Welcome to the program! Steve has a wonderful show for you this week.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Whether you know the term or not, Matchmakers continue to play a bigger role in our lives. Author Richard Schmalensee will join Steve to explain what a matchmaker is, how stable they are as investments, and their seemingly limitless potential.

Working for Yourself is...a Bad Thing?: Steve Tobak of Forbes and Fox Business will join the show to discuss how the growing "gig economy" has impacted the nation. Also, why is the number of contractors growing and who is responsible? We'll have the answers soon!

Microsoft is Buying Into LinkedIn, You Should Too!: Wayne Breitbarth, author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, joins the show! Steve will find out how you can improve your profile, how to handle connection requests from strangers, and other important questions!

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Jun 17, 2016

This week, we have a jam-packed show for you!

The Fiduciary, Stranded: The new fiduciary rules are on hold due to impending lawsuits. Steve will bring Mark Schoeff Jr. (@markschoeff) of Investment News onto the program to find out who's opposing the rule and explain why it's a disservice to American investors everywhere. 

Transitions and Cash Flow: Steve will give you his take on how to navigate transitioning towards retirement while maintaining financial security. The answer is simpler than you think.

Fudging the Rules: Steve Wendel (@sawendel), head behavioral scientist at Morningstar, joins the program! He believes that everyone cheats themselves out of money--even with a great plan in place! Is that possible? Steve's on the case! 

Brexit Breakdown: Steve will have Joe Cortese of DiMeo Schneider & Associates on the program to discuss England's looming EU vote. Why are American investors so concerned? That and more ahead!

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Jun 10, 2016

Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen was in Philadelphia this week. Steve spoke with her prior to her big speech downtown, and he shares the highlights of her speech, the personal conversation they had, and what is all means for you and your money.

Senior Vice President at 1st Colonial Bank, Jerry Silvi joins the show to talk about co-signed loans, reverse mortgages and the latest trends in banking that may affect you.

Michael Shamosh, Portfolio Manager for the West Shore Funds joins Steve to discuss the recent bump in commodities as well as some hidden ways the government taxes your investments without you being fully aware of the consequences.

All of this and more is in-store for you on this episode of Your Life, Your Wealth! If you haven't already, please consider giving our show a rating and review on your podcast player of choice.

Jun 3, 2016

Welcome once again to the "Your Life, Your Wealth" program! Steve has a great program for you today, and we're excited to bring it to you.

There is a lot of talk about the resurgence of the housing market, and fears that another real estate bubble may be developing. Steve brings in one of the foremost real estate experts, Bryan Crabtree (@bryancrabtree) - host of the radio program "Real Estate with Bryan and Mackenzie" on AM920 in Atlanta, GA to discuss the current state of the American housing market and what it may mean for your own property values.

Keeping with a theme Steve's been discussing recently, he brings in the "Father of the 401k", Ted Brenna! Ted and Steve discuss the genesis of the 401k plan, it's current level of effectiveness, and some potential changes that may be coming. If you're number one retirement savings vehicle is your 401k, then you'll want to hear what the father of the plan has to say.

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May 27, 2016

The Your Life, Your Wealth program may be new, but that hasn't stopped Steve Cordasco from bringing you some of the most interesting and educational guests and topics for your financial life. 

In this episode, we recall the "best of" the Your Life, Your Wealth program.

First up, Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) joins Steve from the prestigious Union League to discuss the Donald Trump, the November election and how Bill Clinton may be brought in as the new "Economy Czar".

Next, is a stock market crash imminent? Yale Professor Will Goetzmann joins the program to discuss the possibility of a crash and how you can prepare your portfolio for it.

We all mourned the passing of Prince, but the estate planning failures are also tragic. Danielle Mayoras (@daniellemayoras) from "Trial & Heirs" joins the program to discuss how you can make sure your final affairs are in order.

Finally, Steve shares a recent piece he was featured in from USA Today, helping provide retirement planning strategies specific to those individuals who are facing their retirement as "singles". You can read the article by clicking here.

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May 20, 2016

Steve has an excellent show for you today!

Are We in a Recession

Steve discusses the latest viral interview with Rich Zeoli on 1210 WPHT that has been getting a lot of traction. When asked about the current state of the economy, Steve explains why he believes we are actually in a recession. He dives into the details of this recent article and explains his view of the US economy today, and where it's going in the future.

 

"Sell in May and Go Away

Jake Summers, Investment Analyst from Cordasco Financial Network joins the program to discuss this old investment axiom and share his thoughts on the concepts of market timing. Jake and Steve break down some of the most popular stock market myths and help you understand how to navigate this environment.

 

Hugh Hewitt Joins Steve from the Union League

Syndicated radio show host, Hugh Hewitt joins Steve from a joint News Talk 990AM event at the Union League. From investments to politics, Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, Steve and Hugh cover a number of topics that are making headlines today.

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