The 50 Countries [Worth] of America

The 50 Countries [Worth] of America

It can sometimes be hard to understand just how large the U.S. economy is compared with the other countries of the world. You’ve probably read that California alone, if it were an independent country, would have the world’s fifth largest economy. But what about the rest of the states?

How To Invest in Rental Real Estate

How To Invest in Rental Real Estate

Kevin Gormley CFP, CPA® discusses the five most important steps you should consider when it comes to investing in rental real estate. No matter how ‘easy’ you may have heard owning rental property is, you could find yourself in real financial trouble without a good process to analyze the property, the local area, cash flow, and the tax implications of your rental property.

Who Pays in the Tariff Wars?

Who Pays in the Tariff Wars?

Many taxpayers seem to be confused about how tariffs work.  The President has said that American tariffs on Chinese products are bringing in unspecified “billions” to the U.S. government.  That may be true, but the source of those “billions” is not China or Chinese companies.  Importers pay the import taxes when the items they’ve purchased overseas cross the U.S. border.  With import taxes as high as 25%, it is all-but-guaranteed that the price of these items will be higher when sold to American consumers.  

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).