Recession Preparedness – 3 Things NOT To Do!

Recession Preparedness – 3 Things NOT To Do!

We don’t know when the next economic recession will come, but we are confident it WILL happen, sooner or later. Have you tested your financial plan to see if you are ready? Just as military and airline pilots routinely train to be prepared for emergency situations, we take a similar approach to ensure our clients are ready for the next downturn.

2018 Second Quarter Review by Kevin Gormley (VIDEO)

2018 Second Quarter Review by Kevin Gormley (VIDEO)

2nd Quarter Market numbers paint an interesting picture of the varied market reactions to interest rates, currency and policy changes. Different asset classes (investments) had very different returns. Small and large companies didn’t move together with small companies having higher returns. After multiple positive quarters, foreign developed and emerging markets underperformed across the board probably due to the strength of the US dollar. Finally, as bad as the returns were in Q1 for REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that asset class had fantastic returns in Q2- proving that patience and discipline may be rewarded.

High income Series:  How to Go From High Income to High Wealth (VIDEO 1)

High income Series: How to Go From High Income to High Wealth (VIDEO 1)

There is a misconception that earning a high income equates to being “rich”. However, as you may be painfully aware, wealth does not come automatically. Building wealth takes discipline and an intentional investment strategy. Many factors come into play: cost of living, lifestyle creep, current taxation, diversification of assets and having your financial affairs in order.

Southwest Airlines Profit Sharing – Explained

Southwest Airlines Profit Sharing – Explained

Southwest Airlines distributes their annual Profit Sharing on March 15th. Do you understand how those monies are paid out?

There is a widespread misperception that all of the profit sharing money is paid directly to you. In fact, profit sharing is distributed based on a number of factors: current year 401k contributions, income in excess of $270,000 (for 2017) as well as elections you selected in October 2017. Here is a quick breakdown of things you need to know.

Kevin Gormley

Kevin specializes in working with high-income earners who need assistance in managing company incentive plans, maximizing their investments, and minimizing taxes. He also specializes in cash flow planning for pre-retirees and retirees, and helping them make planning decisions regarding their Social Security benefits. Kevin holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) professional designations. Kevin is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Tennessee. In addition to Leading Edge Financial Planning, Kevin was an Adjunct Professor and taught a Personal Finance class at Maryville College for the J term in January, 2016 and January, 2017. Kevin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and is a Board member on the East Tennessee Financial Planning Association (FPA).