Among the effects of the pandemic are adjustments many of us are experiencing at work. As workforce needs change, some employers are finding it necessary to reduce staff and are offering early exit packages to employees nearing retirement age. Cordasco Financial Network CPA’s Tim Joseph and Jim Tate co-host today’s podcast and discuss the many important financial and tax considerations necessary to properly evaluate an early retirement offer.
Listening Time: 15 minutes
As the federal government looks for ways to increase revenue, estate tax laws will soon change. Senator Bernie Sanders has formally proposed a bill, supported by President Biden, called “For The 99.5% Act.” The changes will significantly increase the amount of tax due, based on the value of your estate. Today, Steve presents a call-to-action. He discusses the proposal and several planning moves you should consider prior to the new tax laws taking effect.
Listening Time: 22 minutes
New Jersey recently enacted legislation that requires business owners, who do not offer employees a qualified retirement plan and who have 25 or more employees, to automatically enroll those employees in the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program. New Jersey is one of ten states to enact the legislation, more are sure to follow. Steve is joined by Retirement Plan Specialist, Dennis Jablonoski, CRPS, to discuss the merits of this mandatory program and some deficiencies both employers and employees may realize once these plans are operational.
Listening Time: 22 mins
If you’re a business owner or employee, changes in the labor and job market will continue to have a direct impact on your financial wellbeing. Steve is joined by Rick Grimaldi, author of FLEX: A Leader's Guide to Staying Nimble and Mastering Transformative Change in the American Workplace. Rick is an attorney and partner with the firm Fisher Phillips, a management side labor and employment law firm. Topics discussed include the growing gig economy, the minimum wage debate, how and why the latest trends in the labor market are closely tied to the economy, and more.
Listening Time: 31 minutes
It’s the surest sign that spring has arrived, baseball season is here. Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker and Dennis Jablonoski team up for a winning podcast teaching us the many financial lessons that can be learned from the game of baseball. From the risk reward comparison, to knowing that you don’t always come away with a win, to understanding that there’s always another day to play, there is much to learn from America’s greatest pastime.
Listening Time: 24 minutes