When Philip and his wife moved to Northern Virginia in 2007, the couple encountered many of the financial problems that come from credit card debt, student loans and a high cost of living area. These financial pressures quickly gave the newlyweds a lot of stress and anxiety. To overcome their previous mistakes, the couple made a pact to get out of debt and start building wealth. Through communication, discipline and perseverance, they became debt free in 2010. Out of their experience, Kennedy Financial was born.
John is a graduate of William & Mary, and he has an extensive background in public, forensic and corporate accounting. As a student of the Austrian School of Economics, Mr. Kennedy possesses a strong desire to help clients manage their personal finances with sound money. John serves KF as Director of Communications and Marketing while the organization continues its steady growth.
Philip has been working with individuals to address personal finance issues since 2011. He is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) candidate. Philip also has over fourteen years of audit, forensic accounting and fraud investigation experience in the public and private sectors. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland and Virginia, and he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Philip holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from George Washington University and a certificate as a Certified Fraud Examiner from the ACFE. He is a student of Austrian Economics and a member of the Mises Institute.