Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA

This upcoming income tax season will be a special one. We celebrate 25 years of ” Financial Focus“, our current financial byline

But a short story. It never was!. Financial Focus started out, in 1997 as ” The Problem Solver” a Client only ” newsletter” , from our firm. 

In 1998, a few New York City local newspapers picked it up and asked to use it as a  Financial “article“. 

In 1999, we expanded ” The Problem Solver” into Client only Personal Finance “workbooks“. 

By 2001, our ” article” expanded into NYC metro newspapers as well as Financial Magazines , even Business Radio.

So by 2007, one of our newspaper relationship’s says, ” you should change the byline”?.

 Personally,I  loved,  ” The Problem Solver”. However, my other  3 partners , along with the suggestion of the newspaper Editor in Chief, agreed it should be renamed, Financial Focus 

Yes, I was outvoted, and 14 years, later, were still here , and expanding, to now, the 21st century of financial education. 

Starting , December 1st , our firm has created what we call: a Financial Focus nucleas of digital tools;

 TV, School & Webinars.

We call it: Financial Focus Learning Center. And our Launch is NOW! And our first personal finance focus: The upcoming Income Tax Season, 2021.

TV: We are creating a pre- recorded studio of weekly news broadcasts for financial information, tips & strategies , ” how to” video briefs on personal finance and wonderful 3rd party correspondence from Bloomberg & CNBC . We call it Financial Focus TV!. Some recordings include

  • Tax planning vs Tax Preparation
  • How to Learn your itemized deductions
  • What is the new Child Care Credit? 
  • 2021 Tax Credits 

School- Our new ” Financial Focus University” is an educational palace of pre-recorded audio , video– or LIVE classes on the tenats of personal finance; from budgeting, savings, debt, insurance, taxes, education, investment, retirement & estate planning. Starting this week, we will be offering different classes on ” Income Tax Planning”. 

Webinars- Starting in January, We will be holding weekly , ” Party of 4″ LIVE webinars on Personal Finance. Starting in January, we talk taxes!. You must RSVP to attend. Coming soon; our First Webinar: 

  • “How to Legally pay 0 in Taxes”

Others during tax season include:

  • Tax Strategies for Renters
  • Tax Strategies for Home Based businesses

And how do you get all this information? No , not a website!. No not social media!. Have email? That’s where it all starts! 

Since 2007, I guess I must say I’m wrong! The name Financial Focus is working out fine. For 24 years now, starting as a ” newsletter” going into “workbooks“,  rebranding into an ” article” and now a learning center, right in your own email, that can provide you TV, Classes & Webinars!. We are proud! 

If you want to learn more and receive a FREE brochure and sample of our new Financial Focus Learning Center-– just email me below and request a brochure. 

Professor Anthony Rivieccio, MBA PFA, is the founder of The Financial Advisors Group, celebrating its 25th year as a full service financial planning & investment firm . Anthony is also owner of Rivieccio Financial Advisors, a virtual only financial advisory firm, opened in 2021. 

Mr. Rivieccio, a recognized financial expert since 1986, has been featured by many national and local media including: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The New York Post, News 12 The Bronx, Bloomberg News Radio, BronxNet Television, the Norwood News, The West Side Manhattan Gazette, Labor Press Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine, WINS 1010 Radio, The Co-Op City News, The New York Parrot, The Bronx News, ,  The Bronx Chronicle & The Parkchester Times. Mr.  Rivieccio also pens a financial article called “Money Talk”. 

Anthony is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Business, Finance & Accounting for both, City University of New York & Monroe College, a Private University. For financial assistance, Anthony can be reached at (347) 575-5045. Have Facebook? My email is My personal page is

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