Large and small non-essential businesses remain closed as the spread of coronavirus continues. This dire health crisis has created an economic crisis and the federal government has stepped in with a massive stimulus package to help us navigate these uncharted waters. On today’s Your Life Your Wealth podcast, I’m joined by Bob Simpson, CPA and partner, along with Kristen McCabe, CPA manager, from the accounting firm of Brinker Simpson. We’ll help you gain clarity on the financial relief available to business owners and employees under the CARES Act. We discuss the Paycheck Protection Program from the SBA, the extended unemployment program for displaced workers, direct payment stimulus for individual taxpayers and much more.
*Podcast # 230 was recorded using cellular technology to abide by CDC social distancing guidelines.
Program Length: 22 minutes
I discuss the current economic crisis resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic, and illustrate the important differences between today’s economic conditions and difficult times we’ve experienced previously. The collapse of 2008 was a financial crisis. Today we’re experiencing an economic crisis. Each has distinct characteristics, so I detail strategies needed to overcome the hardships that result. Plus, I share my buy, sell or hold recommendations and the benefits of a financial plan, especially now.
Program Length: 25 minutes
Significant volatility in the stock market continues amid the growing threat of coronavirus. Today, a laser-focused conversation to help individual investors gain perspective on current market conditions. CFN’s John Walker is joined by Psychologist, Dr. Frank Murtha, Ph.D., specialist in the field of behavioral finance. He’s the author of MarketPsych: How to Overcome Fear and Build Your Investor Identity, and co-founder of MarketPsych, a consulting firm to the financial industry specializing in analysis of investor psychology. Dr. Murtha, who has been featured on CNBC, National Public Radio, and The Nightly Business Report, joins us to discuss effective ways to calm anxiety and allay the fears most individual investors are currently experiencing due to the stock market’s extreme volatility.
Program Length: 25 minutes
During this special edition of the Your Life Your Wealth podcast, Cordasco Financial Network notes International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We do so with a focus on the work of a distinguished woman with a significant connection to the Philadelphia region. CFN’s John Walker and Dennis Jablonoski speak with Lisa Ertz Director of the Safety Alliance at the High School Football program at “Defend Your Head,” and mother to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. Lisa also has three other sons: a college baseball pitcher, a recent graduate of Cal-Berkeley, and a son whose college playing career was cut short by multiple concussions. As a mother possessing first-hand experience with the risks and rewards of playing football, Lisa has a unique and valuable perspective on the issues associated with the sport and the importance of making it safe for everyone who plays. John and Dennis spoke with Lisa during their recent visit to the 27th Annual Emerald Asset Management Ground Hog Day Investment Forum in Philadelphia.
Program Length: 14 minutes
During yet another volatile week on Wall Street, due in large part to the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus, another story has garnered significant news coverage and has impacted the market almost as much. It was the political twists and turns surrounding the Democratic presidential primary both before and after this week’s so-called Super Tuesday. We’ve focused recent podcasts on the impact of the coronavirus on the stock market. This time, CFN’s John Walker discusses the impact elections, and the political party in power, have had on stock market performance. John’s historical look yields some interesting results you may not have expected.
Program Length: 17 minutes