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“Once sufficient investment assets have been accumulated to maintain the desired standard of living, your money will be working for you, instead of you working for your money,” says author John Vento, a Staten Island, N.Y.-based CPA and Certified Financial Planner™.

John Vento, CPA and Certified Financial Planner™, will address audiences in New York and venues as distant as Miami Beach, Los Angeles and Hawaii

 STATEN ISLAND. N.Y. (March 22, 2013) – Are you living within your means? For some, this could be a difficult question to answer.

 “Once sufficient investment assets have been accumulated to maintain the desired standard of living, your money will be working for you, instead of you working for your money,” says author John Vento, a Staten Island, N.Y.-based CPA and Certified Financial Planner™.

“Once sufficient investment assets have been accumulated to maintain the desired standard of living, your money will be working for you, instead of you working for your money,” says author John Vento, a Staten Island, N.Y.-based CPA and Certified Financial Planner™.

In an effort to help Americans better understand this question and other key issues of financial literacy, John J. Vento, a Staten Island, N.Y.-based certified public accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner™, is traveling nationwide with his latest educational seminars in tow.  Headquartered in the Island community of New Dorp, Vento has owned the firms of John J. Vento, CPA, PC and Comprehensive Wealth Management Ltd. since 1987.

Many people “do not understand what ‘living within your means, actually implies,” reads Vento’s soon-to-be-released book.

 “The single most important step any individual must take to become financially independent is to commit to living within his or her means,” writes Vento in the pages of “Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): An Advisor’s Guide to Comprehensive Wealth Management” (Wiley, 2013).

 “This sounds obvious; this sounds easy,” he adds, “But believe me, it is not!”

 In his book, scheduled for release on March 26, Vento identifies the 10 key wealth-management issues people face, and offers priceless advice and guidance on dealing with each on the road to financial independence – including how to live within your means.

 “Once sufficient investment assets have been accumulated to maintain the desired standard of living, your money will be working for you, instead of you working for your money,”* Vento writes. “When this occurs, “you’ve made it to Point X. My book shows you how to get there.”

 The book’s details are at the core of Vento’s personal mission to share the tenets of financial literacy with others across the nation.

 APPEARANCES ACROSS THE U.S.     

 In response to his campaign to promote financial literacy, Vento has been invited to appear in the coming weeks before audiences in New York and elsewhere to explain the basics of proper budgeting and other steps needed to secure financial independence. The busy schedule includes such distant venues as Miami Beach, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Closer to home, Vento will present a combined lecture and book-signing event on April 24 at Wagner College, in the Staten Island community of Grymes Hill. The audience, mostly comprised of business and finance majors, will hear about the importance of financial literacy and responsibility, and learn what it takes to succeed. Students in attendance will receive signed copies of Vento’s book free of charge.

 NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vento’s financial literacy seminars will take him throughout the five boroughs under the umbrella of the New York City Public Library system (NYPL). On April 26, he will be a guest speaker at the NYPL’s annual Financial Empowerment Day. The event, which will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave., Manhattan, is a financial-education fair sponsored in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of New York.

During the day, classes will be held on a variety of money matters, ranging from mortgages to starting your own business to retirement planning, and much more. In addition, financial information will be available from organizations such as the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration, SCORE and the Better Business Bureau.

Just a few days later, on May 4, Vento will conduct a seminar at the Public Library’s New Dorp branch at 309 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island.

The presentation will share the title of Vento’s book: “Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): An Advisor’s Guide to Comprehensive Wealth Management.”

 For additional information about Vento’s seminars, his office may be reached at 718-980-9000, or via e-mail at www.ventocpa.com.

About John J. Vento

John J. Vento has owned the firms of John J. Vento, CPA, PC and Comprehensive Wealth Management Ltd. in New York since 1987. He graduated Pace University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in public accounting, and continued on to earn an MBA in taxation from St. John’s University. Vento is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner™.

John J. Vento, CPA, PC and Comprehensive Wealth Management Ltd. are not a registered broker/dealer or independent investment advisory firm. Securities are offered through H.D. Vest Investment ServicesSM, Member: SIPC; Advisory services are offered through H.D. Vest Advisory ServicesSM.

For additional information about John J. Vento, log onto www.ventocpa.com, call 718-980-9000, or visit his headquarters at: 95 New Dorp Lane; Staten Island, NY 10306.

*Investments are subject to market risks including the potential loss of principal invested.

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