Category Archives: Kudos!

Best cities in which to retire

Picking a place to retire to is a hard decision. You have to think about where you currently live, where you want to be, healthcare, and how far away you want to be away from your family. Milken Institute ranked the top 100 cities in America that mark the best opportunities for retirees and narrowed it down to the top 10 best places for those who are 65 years and older. Here are a few from the list. Madison, Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin is the number Read More +

Best Place to Retire in America

With the temperatures in most of the country still relatively cool, it’s easy to wish for warmer, sunnier weather to come faster. This is especially true if you’re retiring soon. If you’re approaching retirement and you’re looking for a place to retire that are a little warmer, these are the places for you. If you want sun 90% of the year, the city for you is Yuma, Arizona. Yuma is the sunniest place in the United States. According to the National Climatic Data Center, while Read More +

Phil Cannella’s Path to Crash Proof Retirement

Coming from a humble beginning, Phil Cannella spent years going door to door pioneering nursing home insurance-now known as long term care insurance.  Phil chose this profession after the untimely passing of his grandfather due to a stroke. During this time Phil Cannella was shocked to see the ensuing medical care and associated costs dwindle the family’s savings down to just about nothing. Phil himself was forced to drop out of college to help pay the mounting medical bills.  Inspired by the tragedy of his Read More +

Phil Cannella Crash Proofs the Retirement of Stephen and Sandy Desirey

The exclusive Crash Proof Retirement System, created by Phil Cannella, has helped Crash Proof the retirement nest-eggs of thousands of people in or near retirement and secure their retirement futures; Stephen and Sandy Desirey of Skippack, PA. are Crash Proof Consumers. Stephen Desirey is a retired chemical engineer, and his wife Sandy heard about the proprietary Crash Proof Retirement System back in 2010. Unhappy with the advisor they had at the time, the Desireys decided it was time for a change. Stephen and Sandy knew Read More +

Phil Cannella Says Get Off the Market

Phil Cannella repeats the age old adage of investing: “buy low & sell high.” Markets reached an all-time high a few months ago and investors, feeling bullish stayed on the market in the hopes of making even more and riding the wave only to see the markets tumble in just a few weeks by 10% – 20%. In the last week, markets have seen increased volatility with big drops in the Dow, S&P 500 & NASDAQ. Phil Cannella insists that now is the time to Read More +

Phil Cannella A Rare Headline Worth Sharing

Phil Cannella Crash Proof Buzz Given the nature of the firm and why we do what we do, I thought I would share with everyone this story.  Wall Street’s ‘Fabulous Fab’ heads to trial That’s right! Turns out our Nation’s regulators are in rare form this week as they actually have shown some effort in bring justice to some of the culprits that nearly tanked the economy in 2007 and cause millions of retirees to lose a substantial amount of their nest eggs due to Read More +

Improved Activity on the Buzz!

As I know, many of you read the buzz routinely and have been coming to love the character that Pete has made for himself. Although some of his posts may be fabrications, or useless information that none of us will ever use (especially Nick because nothing will ever help his golf game) I wanted to throw some kudos Pete’s way for his passion for our company blog. His words have at times been entertaining, and at times just downright confusing, but always admired for the Read More +

Stringer Wins

“I got the last bag of Skittles in the vending machine! I win!” – Mike “Who were you competing with?”- Kane Maryland “Everyone in the office.”- Mike   Kudos to Mike, he came up with a pretty big W today. And although none of us can taste the delicous flavors of the rainbow, at least we can all take a moment and check out this picture and wonder what it’s really like to Be-Like-Mike.

Phil Cannella Market Volatility is in Full Swing

Phil Cannella Crash Proof Buzz I am sure I am not the first one breaking this news to you, but the stock market has been up and down all month…. And mostly down at that. It is times like these that our hard work really pays off, when all of our protected clients can go to sleep with peace of mind knowing they will not take part in any coming upsets from the financial industry. Phil Cannella founded this firm so that it can be Read More +

Phil Cannella A Reminder Of Why We Do What We Do

Phil Cannella Crash Proof Buzz I wanted to write today to provide everyone with a quick reminder of why we do what we do here at the home of Crash Proof Retirement™. For those of you that have been following financial news lately, and I know that is a majority of you, you know that the stock market has been on a run lately. In fact, the market has gotten back to the highs seen in 2000 before the first Crash. Of course after 13 Read More +

Feedback from Another Happy Crash Proof™ Consumer

We just got yet another letter from someone who attended a Crash Proof Retirement™ Educational Event thanking Phil Cannella and Joann Small for the great presentation they put on: Here’s the text of the letter (with the consumers’ names blanked out to protect their privacy): Joann & Phil Just wanted to say Thank You for the dinner and presentation. [ ] and I had a good time and are sorting out our options. Will let you know when we’re ready to take the next step. Read More +

Crash Proof Retirement™ Event Photos: Springfield Country Club

We had some truly awesome events this week, so kudos to Joann Small, Phil Cannella and the Crash Proof™ Production Team for putting on a couple of great shows.  As always, I will share some of my favorite still photos from the events.  I’ll start with some photos from Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA on Tuesday.  Thanks to Mike for taking time out of his busy schedule to provide me with these great pictures every week!

Good Work Nick

Our very own sleuth has done some more good work in the past 2 months that will likely be fruitful and useful for our firm.   So kudos to you Nick, time and time again you have proven to be quite an asset to the Crash Proof Retirement™ family.          

First Senior Financial Group – Scheduling Peeps

We have had a lot of changes to Scheduling in the last few months due to hiring new personnel. And we miss Traci who is on maternity leave with her angel Lucas 🙂 We have met some very nice ladies and we currently have 3 great new additions who are all working very hard and do a good job! This is a shout out to Kaitlin, Marla and Niki! Ladies you are all appreciated! Kudos, and keep up the good work.      

Kudos to Phil Cannella and Joann Small for a fantastic lunch

Yesterday we held our weekly Crash Proof Retirement Educational Event at Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse in Princeton NJ. This was the nicest Ruth Chris I have seen in any of the 5 states I have been to! Following the educational even even though Phil had spent 2.5 hours standing and talking he and Joann made it a point to go around and invite all of the staff and educators to sit down and eat with them. We ate steaks, salmon, salads, sweet potatoes, french fries and Read More +

Mysterious Generosity Strikes Again!

For those of you who remember my post about Mysterious Generosity Within the Office, today I am happy to write the sequel. Once again someone has decorated our office break-room with a delicious treat, and once again this generous colleague acted out of altruism, as they have not taken any claim to this good deed. This time we have been graced with tasty lemonade cake. Although I have no idea what lemonade cake consist of, I cannot wait to bite in and find out.   I was trying Read More +

Phil Cannella and Joann Small in Profile Magazine

Nick passed this link along to me and I wanted to share it with the rest of you: A Sound Investment: First Senior Financial Group depends on integrity and transparency to communicate a better way to financially retire. That’s a profile of our own Phil Cannella and Joann Small in Profile Magazine. Kudos to our fearless leaders for getting more glowing coverage in the media. The article talks about Phil’s past and what got him into this business, as well as Joann’s enthusiasm for talking Read More +

Temple Professor Makes a Great Guest on this Week’s Show

Professor Bruce Rader of Temple University’s Fox School of Business gave a great interview this weekend on the Crash Proof Retirement Show®. While a strong supporter of free markets, he  agreed with Phil and Joann that the SEC has been ineffective in policing Wall Street crimes, and that those unpunished crimes could lead to another financial meltdown in the future. Kudos to Phil Cannella, Joann Small and the entire job Crash Proof™ team!

Pictures from Tuesday’s Crash Proof™ Educational Event at Adelphia

As always, Mike and the rest of the Crash Proof™ Production Team have provided me with some great stills from Tuesday’s Educational Event at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, New Jersey.  The pictures from this event came out great and there were lots of good ones of both Phil Cannella and Joann Small speaking to retirees about the challenges they will face moving into the Retirement Phase of their lives.   So thanks to the Crash Proof Retirement™ Production Crew for always giving me the best Read More +

Kudos to Phil Cannella for His Appearance on “Voice of Reason” with Larry Kane

I just wanted to say how proud we all are of Phil Cannella for his appearance as an expert panelist on “Voice of Reason” with Larry Kane. I know Phil was ecstatic about being invited on the show to speak with legendary journalist Larry Kane while discussing a topic that is near and dear to his heart. Phil did exceptionally well speaking with distinguished panelists like Ryan Sweet, Senior Economist with Moody’s Analytics, and Dr. Bruce Rader, Assistant Professor of Finance from Temple University’s Fox Read More +

Happy Birthday to Joann Small!

We have to congratulate our CEO Joann Small for reaching that all important milestone of life: she finally turned 30! That’s right, Joann Small celebrated her birthday yesterday, although there was no time to take a day off for the hard-working CEO of First Senior Financial Group. Joann celebrated in an understated fashion with the employees of First Senior Financial Group and Retirement Media, Inc. There were two lovely cakes, which the eager staff dug right into once the candles were blown out. So once Read More +

Phil Cannella and Joann Small Enrich Us All!

I’m sure we have all heard about the generous donation First Senior Financial Group offered to the Red Cross in light of the desperate need for recovery funding following the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Phil and Joann presented the donation in front of a crowd of nearly 200 in a room at Adelphia in Deptford, NJ, which was full of retirees eager to receive an exclusive retirement education that truly empowers them in their golden years. Unfortunately not everyone who works for First Senior Financial Read More +

Buzzing About the Buzz

Hey everyone, I just wanted to say it’s nice to see that we’re all starting to get involved with the office blog. It’s been keeping everyone throughout the company informed with what’s going on each week. And we’re learning new things along the way, like who would have guessed that Pete is a golfer? I always took him for the hopscotch type. And the media coming out of the Crash Proof Retirement™ production crew is quite impressive.   So if you don’t mind me sounding Read More +

A Special Thanks to Jen Cannella

I just wanted to share with you my experience with Jen Cannella. I had a partial delivery scheduled yesterday. The day before another contract for this delivery came in. Using logic I thought I would run past the design team, that if possible, I could swing by the office and pick up the additional contract. When I first approached the DT it was mentioned that Jen was the person in charge. However, the DT was very busy and probably will not be able to get the additional Read More +

Keith Crash Proofing™ Some Chairs

Lisa snapped this great photo from today’s event:   That’s our very own Keith of the Crash Proof Retirement™ Team lifting two chairs at once, proving once again that he is the world’s strongest man. Most people would struggle to lift even a single chair, but Keith is able to lift two at once, with the ease of a comic book superhero. So kudos to you Keith.

Kudos to Matt Brennen

The praises seem to be pouring in from Crash Proof™ clients who have been extremely pleased with the services coming from the design team. This week Phil Cannella received a letter from a client that had recently sat with Matthew Brennen for their annual review. As we all have come to learn, Matt is a hard worker and loves to see his work pay off by protecting consumers and helping them achieve a safe and comfortable Crash Proof Retirement™. It’s always appreciated when others take their time to acknowledge Read More +

Mysterious Generosity Within the Office

Someone decided to leave the office a treat in the break room this morning, which takes shape as a delicious tomato salad and some fresh bread to go along with it. They even left notes welcoming all to enjoy, but they did not take claim to their giving nature by signing off on the notes.   To whoever brought in this delightful treat, we applaud you for your altruism and generosity, and so do our taste buds. So kudos to you mystery chef!    

First Senior Financial Group’s Retirement Educators at Yesterday’s Crash Proof™ Event

  Here’s a great shot of our team of Retirement Educators, taken by our very own Lisa at yesterday’s Crash Proof Retirement™ Educational Event. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our educators for all the hard work they put in and all the great things they do for the retirees that work with First Senior Financial Group. Thanks again, for everything you do for us. Also you can see Mike lurking in the background there, so thanks to the Crash Proof Retirement™ Read More +

Photos from Day 2 of the Crash Proof Retirement™ Educational Event

Since demand for our educational events was so high in the Princeton, New Jersey area, we had to schedule another educational event just to catch the overflow from the last two events. Even so, the crowd is bigger than we could have hoped. Phil Cannella is so excited to be speaking to the retirees in this area and educating them about what they can expect in retirement. Here he is getting ready for the show:   Here you can see Phil Cannella supervising the setup Read More +

Photos from the Crash Proof™ Event at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

As John and Kean mentioned, we will be doing a double-header of events this week at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Princeton, NJ. While at the event, Kean snapped a few pictures for me, and I thought I’d post them here for posterity. Good luck to Phil Cannella, Joann Small and the entire Crash Proof Retirement™ Team at today’s event!       Good luck with the Crash Proof™ event today everyone, I’ll be holding down the fort here at the office 😉