W4CY 6-1-2023 and W4VET -6-4-2023

Anthony F. Bruce, CPAAnthony F. Bruce, CPA, is our guest today and our expert on “Let’s Just Talk.” Today he discusses how he started his successful CPA business and how to start your own business, the important steps to make it successful, Sole Proprietorship, Partnerships, A Business Plan to be successful, Business Taxation, Individual Taxation, and Financial Forecasting. His Specialties are Tax Planning, Advisory and Management, and Financial Management, including CFO and Accounting.

Mr. Bruce started his business at 20, creating his own PC business and helping small businesses automate accounting and finance. He always loved the idea that he could make or create something of value for someone in return if they paid him. After finishing a Computer Science degree (he also loves tech & software engineering) at Temple, he attended Rutgers and obtained an MBA in Finance. Mr. Bruce says, “We are more than “just” accountants- stressing an experience that fuels your growth. “As you grow, you will require a resource to help manage cash flow, reduce taxes, and integrate the financial resources of your network.” It’s so important that you hire someone who truly knows your business. For more information, go to www.afbrcpa.com or contact Mr. Bruce at afb@afbcpa.com

Jamie Hess, Health and fitness leaderOur second guest today is Wellness Lifestyle Expert Jamie Hess. She will share tips and recommendations for a healthier daily routine, keeping your body and mind fit, making “me” time, and focusing on your health, fitness, and wellness. Some examples of helping you manage stress come from the latest news and advancements in self-care, rest & recovery, the building blocks of wellness.  These will help keep colds and allergies at bay and manage stress.

Jamie Hess is a wellness lifestyle expert and the co-creator of @NYCfitfam. Named “one of the seven fittest couples on Instagram” by Women’s Health magazine, Jamie and her family have been featured on Dr. Oz, The Daily Burn, Refinery29, The New York Post, The Observer, Mindbody Green, and more. She focuses on fitness, nutrition, wellness hacks, and conscious parenting. For more information, visit her website, swoontalent.com.

Dr. Ian GiammancoOur last guest is Dr. Ian Giammanco, Lead Research Meteorologist at Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.  Dr. Giammanco discusses today the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins on June 1st and runs through November 30th. He explains how years of insights from the IBHS field and lab research can be translated into a series of projects designed to be tackled ahead of the season, as well as last-minute actions to take when a storm nears. He will also explain why it’s important for homeowners to focus on the roof and large openings like garage doors to help reduce property damage. Residents in hurricane-prone areas are encouraged to take a few vital steps to ensure they are prepared for what could be another active season. A combination of wind and wind-driven rain from a hurricane can cause major damage to a home. Much of the property damage associated with hurricanes occurs after the windstorm when rain enters structures through broken windows, doors, or openings in the roof.

Michael Richmond-CrumJoining Dr. Ian Giammanco is  Mike Richmond-Crum, Director, Personal Lines and Counsel, with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Mike is an expert in property, fraud, and natural catastrophe-related insurance issues. Today he discusses the importance of reviewing and updating your insurance coverage to keep pace with high inflation and increased building costs.   With the increased demand for skilled labor or construction materials following unprecedented natural disasters in recent years has contributed to a significant increase in the cost of rebuilding homes and businesses.  Many homeowners who have not updated their insurance policy recently may find they do not have enough coverage to repair or rebuild their home after a hurricane strikes, which is why it is critical for homeowners to talk to their insurer or agent to verify they have the right amount and right types of insurance coverage. He will also provide tips on what homeowners should talk to their insurers about to ensure they have the right amount and the right types of insurance coverage. For more information, please visit: www.apci.org/hurricane or www.disastersafety.org

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