COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on business operations. The restaurant industry continues to be particularly hard hit as requirements for social distancing and outright bans on indoor dining have taken a toll. Joining me today is Pete Ciarrocchi, owner of the legendary Chickie’s & Pete’s. We discuss ways the pandemic has impacted his company and the restaurant business in general. Pete shares his key strategies for success that even apply under the most adverse business conditions. Learn how drive and a positive attitude can guide anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit to success.
Program Length: 22 minutes
Did you know that working from home could cost you money on your taxes? Our CEO, Steve Cordasco, is joined by Bob Brinker, Founder and Managing Partner of accounting firm Brinker Simpson to discuss this hot topic. Learn more about how you could be impacted by the “Convenience Rule.”
Program Length: 9 minutes
On today’s podcast, Steve covers Main Street Lending, a new federal program created to help businesses recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He speaks with Bob Simpson, CPA with the accounting firm of Brinker Simpson. They discuss details of the Main Street program and note the differences between this and previous government efforts to help small and midsize businesses through the current economic strain.
Program Length: 27 minutes
The real estate market is a bright spot in the current pandemic economy. In response to several listener questions, I talk with Tommy LePera of the LaPera Team at Berkshire Hathaway - Fox Roach Realtors in Brigantine, NJ, about the strength of the current real estate market along the New Jersey coast. We look at a very real paradigm shift in how buyers and sellers view today’s market, and why some part-time vacation homes in resort communities are becoming full-time family homes.
Program Length: 27 minutes
Today we focus on taxes and enforcement with my friend and frequent guest, Ian Comisky, attorney and partner at Fox Rothschild. Ian has more than 35 years of experience representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal tax litigation. We discuss and clarify the just-released U.S. Supreme Court rulings involving President Trump’s efforts to keep his personal and business tax returns away from congressional and other governmental investigations. Ian also shares details of a new IRS data analytics unit and the agency’s latest digital surveillance efforts, including their use of Facebook, spy cams and cell phone records to find tax cheats.
Program Length: 20 minutes
This week we’re addressing a listener’s question about one of the many recently publicized doom and gloom predictions concerning the equity market’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. One often quoted pundit says he sees a “1930’s-like market decline.” To help us sort through the dire predictions we so often hear, is Joe Cortese. Joe is a principal and senior consultant at DiMeo Schneider and Associates, and a member of our investment team at CFN.
Program Length: 26 minutes
Many have been asking about how the outcome of November’s presidential and congressional elections will impact the future of our economy and the markets, and how recent government stimulus dollars will impact future tax policy. To get some answers, I’m joined by Chris Edwards, economist and director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute. We discuss how the upcoming election results will impact our financial future.
Program Length: 25 minutes