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Episode # 247 – New IRS Surveillance Using Facebook, Spy Cams & Cell Phone Records & the Recent Ruling on the President’s Tax Returns
July 12, 2020
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.Listen Here
Episode # 246 – Facts: Your Antidote to Wild Economic Predictions
July 9, 2020
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.Listen Here
Episode # 245 – How Will November’s Elections Affect Your Financial Future?
July 2, 2020
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 willimpact our financial future.Listen Here
Episode # 244 – 3 Key Strategies Missed by the Do-It-Yourself Investor
June 26, 2020
Steve Cordasco is joined today by CFN’s John Walker to discuss findings released by Vanguard that make a solid case for the added value of working with a financial advisor when compared to do-it-yourself investing. We discuss the three primary quantifiable benefits you can realize by engaging the services of a professional. These key planning strategies can make a significant difference in the growth of your portfolio.Listen Here
Episode # 243 – How will the Pandemic’s Long-Term Impact on our Economy Effect You?
June 19, 2020
Nearly all investors have felt the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the equity and credit markets over the past several months. Today, CFN’s Dennis Jablonoski hosts and is joined by Eric Green, Certified Financial Analyst and Senior Managing Partner at Penn Capital. They look ahead to the long-term impact of federal stimulus dollars on our economy and what the Federal Reserve’s recent moves have done to effect the markets. Also, with the November elections just a few months away, they discuss what role political results might have on economic conditions in the months ahead.Listen Here
Episode # 242- Helping You Find Financial Certainty in an Uncertain World
June 12, 2020
Markets are volatile, social unrest is prevalent and concerns about the pandemic continue. We’re living in uncertain times and many investors are searching for certainty and stability. I’m joined today by CFN Financial Planner Ryan Flurer to discuss annuities. We detail the pros and cons of various types of annuities, the associated costs, ways they’re marketed and what role they can play in your overall financial plan.Listen Here
Episode # 241 – Couples and Money: Helping You Find Common Ground
June 5, 2020
Disagreements involving financial issues are a problem for many couples. Even in normal times, these issues are difficult to resolve. Today with layoffs, pay cuts, and general financial uncertainty finding common ground and an agreeable way to handle personal finances has become more challenging. Joining me to discuss the skills for achieving real financial teamwork that can lead to better joint decisions about your money is Megan McCoy, Ph.D., professor of Financial Therapy at Kansas State University. We focus on the importance of understanding the benefits of a holistic approach to finances and ways you can reach financial harmony.Listen Here
Episode #240 – Helping You Meet the Challenges of the Rapidly Advancing Technology Changing Our Lives
May 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had numerous effects on all of us and has been a catalyst for change in many areas. One significant impact is in the rapidly changing world of technology. It’s changed where and how we work, how our children learn, how we shop and spend, how we make financial transactions, and even how we consume medical services. CFN’s John Walker talks with computing technology professional Jason Perlow to discuss several recent advancements and what impact the accelerated rate of technological change has had on our lives.Listen Here
Episode # 239 – Will Your Spending Power be Impacted by Inflation?
May 22, 2020
With the federal government pumping trillions of dollars of stimulus into our system to keep the economy moving, will we inevitably enter an inflationary period following this self-imposed economic shutdown? Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from many of you with questions about inflation. Joining me is Brad Long, a member of our investment team at DiMeo Schneider & Associates to discuss the prospects for inflation, and how to better position your investments going forward. We also discuss ways to strike the right balance between short term economic concerns and long term expectations for the economy.Listen Here
Episode # 238 – Your Cost of Life Insurance Solutions Are Likely Going Up. Is Now the Time to Buy?
May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 health crisis, as well as our current low interest rate environment, has triggered changes in the availability and cost of life insurance. Some changes on the near-term horizon may make it even more difficult for you to find an affordable insurance solution for the coverage you need. Now may be the best time to look at your coverage and make sure you and your family are sufficiently protected. CFN’s John Walker talks with Mike Sapyta, Vice President, Advanced Planning at Highland Capital Brokerage. Mike is an expert in the life insurance field that we at CFN often turn to for additional guidance.Listen Here