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News Articles and Interviews

We are happy to share with you the following articles and interviews featuring financial advisor and Certified Public Accountant John J. Vento.

John J. Vento is also available for speaking engagements. Please watch some of his past seminar presentations below.


News Buzz Surrounding John’s Book, Financial Independence (Getting to Point X)


'Think you're going to win Powerball? Five tips to invest your winnings' (Staten Island Advance, 1/7/16)

'Middle class hammered by income tax trap; Staten Island families pay hefty price' (Staten Island Advance, 2/6/15)

'De Blasio proposes tax reform for small business owners' (Staten Island Advance, 1/12/15)

'Millennials: A generation drowning in debt' (Staten Island Advance, 6/22/14)

‘Leaving a Collection to Your Heirs’ (Kiplinger, April 2014)

‘Hey Baby, What’s Your Credit Score?’ (Staten Island Advance, April 1, 2014)

Financial Independence: Getting to Point X (LCF on Personal Finance 6/24/2013)

How to Get-- and Keep-- Financial Independence in Retirement (posted on 5/30/2013)

IRS Audits: Your Odds and Best Strategies (posted on 4/16/2013)

New Personal Finance Books See Room for Self Improvement (printed in the New York Times 4/6/2013)

Last Minute Tax-Filing Tips for Parents (posted on Parenting 4/1/2013)

Staten Island Expert to Speak on Financial Literacy (printed in the Staten Island Advance 3/21/2013)

Tax-Free Coverdell Savings Accounts Saved By Congress (posted on Reuters on 2/13/2013)

Staten Island’s Small Business Owners Hold Off On Plans for Expansion (printed in the Staten Island Advance on 11/4/2012)

Staten Island Investment Advisor is Honored (printed in the Staten Island Advance on 9/14/2012)

When Real Estate Agents Make Referrals (printed in the NY Times on 9/11/2011)

Co-Signing on the Dotted Line (printed in the NY Times on 8/7/2011)


What Trump's Tax Plan Means for Your Finances (NY1, 1/27/17)

Singles Have Harder Time Saving for Retirement (aired on HLN 10/18/14)

Senior's Student Debt Crisis (aired on Fox Business, The Willis Report 9/11/14)

Making your money work harder in this low-rate environment (Fox Business, The Willis Report 8/4/14)

Government wants to tax you if you exit bonds? (aired on Fox Business, The Willis Report 7/14/14) 

General Motors Lawsuit and Effect on Business (aired on ANHQ 6/21/14)



Los Angeles Dental Meeting Presentation (9/2013) 'What Is Financial Independence?' (9/7/2012) 'Committing to Living Within Your Means' (9/7/2012)


'Understanding Taxes' (9/7/2012)                    'Determining Your Financial Position' (9/7/2012)   'Managing Debt' (9/7/2012)

'What about insurance?' (9/7/2012)

Financial Aspects of Establishing a Successful Business (KeyNote speaker for Small Business Administration (SBA) and the IRS on 11/3/2010)