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Episode # 237 – Positioning Yourself For a Quicker Financial Recovery

May 8, 2020

Many businesses are still closed, the nation’s jobless numbers continue to grow, and the equity markets remain volatile. There are still many unknowns about the future of our economy. CFN’s John Walker discusses several creative financial planning ideas for you to consider that may put additional dollars in your wallet and help you better position yourself for when more favorable economic conditions return. John also shares recent comments on the economy made by legendary investor Warren Buffet.

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Episode # 236 – Protecting Your Life and Wealth In A Crisis: Your Estate Plan is Now More Important Than Ever

May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have forced us to seriously consider our own mortality and recognize the many considerations our families will face when we die. For many of us, we want a say in how those important decisions are made including: health care directives, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and more. I’m joined by Kathleen Bilderback, Estate Planning Attorney with the Affinity Law Group and board member at the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

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Episode # 235 – Your Guide to the Most Up-to-Date Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Business

April 24, 2020

Bob Simpson, CPA and partner, and Kristen McCabe, CPA manager, from the accounting firm of Brinker Simpson, return to discuss the latest information on the federal government’s financial relief options made available to business owners and employees. We provide clarity on the available programs and help you better understand the recent changes. CFN Financial Planner Dennis Jablonoski also joins us to share several specific questions we’ve received from business owners we help.

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Episode # 234 – When Crisis Strikes, Is Your Family Protected?

April 17, 2020

It’s difficult not to think about the possibility that family members you provide for may need financial protection should you die during this or any health crisis. If you were gone, how would your spouse pay the mortgage? How would your children’s education be funded? John Walker is joined by fellow CFN team members Desiree Reil and Ryan Flurer to discuss life insurance and other guaranteed benefit investment options that should be considered, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Episode #180 – Jags to Jail Cells

April 12, 2020

Operation Varsity Blues is back in the news this week. Several high-profile wealthy parents pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges for trying to bribe their children's way into college. Those who didn’t plead guilty saw their charges increased from mail fraud to the more serious charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud. Philadelphia Attorney Ian Comisky, Partner with the firm Fox Rothschild, joins me to discuss the scandal along with other legal issues in the news this week.

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Episode # 233 – Your Investment Survival Strategies for Managing the Covid-19 Economic Crisis

April 10, 2020

Today, a look under the hood at what Team Cordasco is doing day-to-day during the current economic crisis. I detail several of the timely investment strategies we’re currently executing including tax loss harvesting, portfolio rebalancing, managing the temporary suspension of required minimum distributions, IRA conversions, advanced estate planning and more.

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Episode # 232 – The Economic Crisis Continues: Your Questions Answered

April 6, 2020

I welcome back to the Your Life Your Wealth podcast, Joe Cortese, our CFN investment partner at DiMeo Schneider & Associates. Following our recent webcast on process and investment strategy amidst the ongoing Covid-19 battle, we answer your questions on a variety of issues including diversification, pension solvency, municipal bond investing, market volatility, precious metal investing and more.

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Episode # 231 – Will the CARES Act & Gov’t Programs Help Business Owners Like You?

April 3, 2020

As the covid-19 pandemic continues, the federal government has initiated significant financial assistance for business owners. I welcome Mike Gillen, CPA, Director of the Tax Accounting Group at the Philadelphia law firm of Duane Morris, to today’s podcast. We give clarity to and discuss specific details of the various programs of the CARES Act. We also review several new government programs designed to help business owners, sole proprietors and independent contractors survive the current economic crisis.

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Episode # 230 – Cordasco Cares Act: Your Financial Relief Guide for Employees & Business Owners

March 27, 2020

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.

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Episode # 229 – Steve Cordasco’s Strategy for Navigating an Economic Crisis

March 20, 2020

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.

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