The Power of Independence
This month, our country turned 243 years old. Over the years, the United States of America has seen its struggles as well as successes, but many of its core values have been founded on the simple idea of independence. Over the course of July, we will be celebrating this fact in our blogs, social media, and other communications. In this day in age, financial planning services can be accessed through a number of distribution channels. National banks and brokerage houses dot every main street from sea to shining sea, and their messages infiltrate just about every communications medium available. Our founder, Joe Rocco, decided a long time ago to choose a different path. At Rocco & Associates, we work independently, which allows our team to truly put every client’s best interests first and provide a partner to help navigate your financial future. So while we all will celebrate our country’s independence all month long, let us also not forget the power of working with an independent financial planner like Rocco & Associates!
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This year, Rocco & Associates will return as the presenting sponsor for the Second Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5k Race Presented by Rocco & Associates. All the proceeds from the event will go to support two town agencies that are integral to our community: the Friends of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities and the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund. The festivities will start at 6:00 p.m. and we will be offering a traditional 5k race, a one-mile fun walk, and a Kids & Cops scamper. This summer spectacular will include food trucks featuring Colony Grill, Taco Loco, Sierra Nevada Beer for anyone 21 and over, activities for kids, entertainment, and family fun. For more information on the race and to register, please check out fpdcops.com/5k. Hope to see you all there!
Welcome Our Summer Interns
Srihita Mediboina – Financial Operations Intern
Srihita is from Fairfield and has just finished her first year at Stony Brook University where she is majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics. Since attending Stony Brook, Srihita has joined I'm that Girl, a club that focuses on discussing women's issues as well as fundraising. She has also made the Dean's List her first two semesters at Stony Brook. Her interest in finance began in middle school when working on a project that simulated investing in stocks. Since then, Srihita has pursued to research projects focusing on stock options using machine learning. In her free time, Srihita enjoys listening to podcasts about politics and reading poetry.
Jason Hsieh – Business Development Intern
Jason Hsieh is a rising junior at Hamilton College, majoring in economics. Jason is a member of the Hamilton College varsity golf team. A Dean’s List member, Jason was selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic Team. Prior to attending Hamilton, Jason attended Fairfield Ludlowe High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the golf team. Jason has always been interested in the financial services industry. He started a free educational website that promotes business law and financial literacy for students and consumers
Dan Maffucci – Financial Operations Intern
Dan is a Finance major attending Elon University. Prior to Elon he attended Fairfield Ludlowe High School where he was a member of the National Honors Society and Italian Language National Honors Society, as well as Captain of the Varsity Tennis Team.
Dan has many interests, which include listening to his favorite artists: Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, Pink Floyd, and Boy Pablo. When he’s not plugged in, Dan enjoys spending time with his close group of friends from high school, as well as spending large amounts of time at South Pine Creek Beach. While at university, Dan is an avid member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and gives back to the community through his chapter’s philanthropy, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.