Major Cities Crack Down on Airbnb

Cities cracking down on Airbnb and other home-sharing models are really just obstructing opportunities for people to serve the market demand and make some money. May 13, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP A little over four years ago, Ross Ulbricht was convicted of money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic fraudulent identity documents, […]

Gerrymandering & Rigging the System

When people say the system is rigged, they are referring to gerrymandering, cronyism, and favors for the few disguised as do-gooder programs. April 29, 2019 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I’m well past the idea of believing the US system is a “few reforms” away from being adequate. There’s no simple structure to elections. […]

Private Property Rights, Not Higher Taxes, Will Fix Housing Crises

There is a serious housing crisis happening in many cities around the world. But the solution is a respect for property rights, not higher taxes or more money. November 12, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP When I balk at taxes, the first line of defense is always something with the greatest utility like […]

Seizing Power and Property Leads to Destruction and Poverty

When populism leads to seizing power and property in defiance of market forces, you inevitably wind up with destruction and poverty. May 21, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The world is watching as supposed economic “underdogs” are seizing the means of production from their alleged oppressors. All I see is accelerated collapse. No […]

Property Is Your Ticket To Freedom

From getting out of your parents’ house to getting out of the nanny state: Property Is Freedom. March 5, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Property is the lynchpin of freedom. I’ve said it before in defense of the right to own property, and I’ll say it again. What I’m finding is, people don’t […]

It’s 2018: Have Your Personal Tax Strategies Evolved?

Many long-standing deductions and exemptions will be no more, which might require all new tax strategies. January 26, 2018 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com I normally write about tax strategies for business owners and real estate investors. There’s been plenty to write about with the 2018 Tax Cuts and Job Act. Today and tomorrow, though, […]

Big Changes for Bonus Depreciation

Bonus depreciation is changing in a big way, so it might be time to figure out how you take advantage of the new laws. January 17, 2018 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com The 2018 Tax Cuts and Job Act has three important differences regarding bonus depreciation: 1. The bonus depreciation will temporarily be 100%! 2. In order […]

Strategies for Your Mortgage Interest Deduction in 2018

The new tax plan has good news for vacation homes, but bad news for HELOCs when it comes to deductions on your mortgage(s) in 2018. January 10, 2018 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com A last minute change in the new tax plan caught me off guard. Let me clear that up first. It’s not “primary […]

Senseless Cronyism Has Dark Implications for Market Participants

The United States is riddled with cronyism that needlessly interferes in the market’s activities. December 4, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The cronyism is THICK in the United States and it is meddling with market trends that are better left alone. Three states caught my eye, all of which set a very dangerous […]

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Just Went on Sale in St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis have temporarily reduced the price for citizenship in an effort to rebuild after the hurricanes came through. November 3, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Unless you are living under a rock, you know the past few weeks have been exceptionally difficult for the Caribbean region. Many islands suffered unbelievable […]