KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: January 2021

January 25, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Stocks closed the year with a solid rally, fueled by the rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccines and the signing of a new fiscal relief bill. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, January 2021 U.S. Markets A tumultuous year ended on a positive note as stocks rose in December, spurred by the rollout of … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: December 2020

December 7, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Stock prices powered higher and energized investors thanks to a month-long succession of positive news events.Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, December 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices powered higher and emboldened investors in November thanks to a series of positive news events. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has lagged much of the … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: November 2020

November 11, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

In this month’s recap: Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on stock prices in October. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, November 2020 U.S. Markets Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on stock prices in … Read More

Quarterly Client Letter – Q3 2020

October 30, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

Happy campaign season!  I hope everyone is as tired of political ads as I am, and if you are not, good news, there’s one more week! I rarely and with good reason, discuss politics in these letters. However, I recently wrote a piece comparing the two tax plans from the major presidential nominees and the … Read More

Are Women Saving Enough?

October 28, 2020By KROST

Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, September 2020 Are women saving and investing enough today? How about you? Do you feel financially prepared for the future? Taking control of your financial future is so important, and it starts with saving and investing actively. Here are some of the reasons this is crucial. The earnings gap. Men … Read More

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

October 28, 2020By KROST

A practical financial checklist for the future. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, September 2020 When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. The Social Security Administration estimates that today’s average 65-year-old woman will live to age 86½. Given these projections, it … Read More

The Impact of the 2020 Election on Wealth and Taxes

October 22, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

At KROST Wealth and our associated tax and account firm, KROST, our goal is to provide you with timely news and insights. As we venture into the next presidential election, it is important to note the differences between the two candidates’ tax proposals as we look toward the next four years. As one may suspect, … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: October 2020

October 12, 2020By KROST

In this month’s recap: Stocks dropped during the month as investors worried about stalled fiscal stimulus talks in Washington, the upcoming election, and new coronavirus cases in Europe.Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, October 2020 U.S. Markets Stocks dropped in September as investors worried about stalled fiscal stimulus talks in Washington, the upcoming election, and new … Read More

“Backdoor” Roth IRAs

September 22, 2020By KROST

If you make too much money to open a Roth IRA, you could create one this way. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, September 2020 You can sum up the appeal of a Roth IRA in three words: federal tax benefit. Potential earnings in a Roth IRA grow tax free as long as the owner abides … Read More

KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: September 2020

September 10, 2020By KROST

In this month’s recap: Stocks prices surged in August as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long succession of upbeat economic data.Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, September 2020 U.S. Markets Stock prices surged in August as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long … Read More