KROST Wealth Monthly Economic Update: September 2020

September 10, 2020By KrostWealth

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 the full article…

Quarterly Client Letter – Q2 2020

August 17, 2020By KrostWealth

This last quarter saw violent fluctuations in the capital markets, which have shaken the very core of retail investing for private clients as well as created massive stimulus actions by the federal government. Good thing we didn’t have anything else going on at the time! Oh, wait. COVID-19 has blanketed our country for a second Read the full article…

Countdown to College

July 7, 2020By KrostWealth

As a parent, of course you want to give your child the best opportunity for success, and for many, attending the “right” university or college is that opportunity. Unfortunately, being accepted to the college of one’s choice may not be as easy as it once was. Additionally, the earlier you consider how you expect to Read the full article…

Insurance Needs for Empty Nesters and Retirees

June 7, 2020By KrostWealth

Thinking about coverage as you enter a new phase. Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, June 2020 With the children now out of the house, financial priorities become more focused on preparing for retirement. At this stage, you may very likely be at the height of your earning power and fast approaching peak savings as you Read the full article…

Financial Steps to Take Before a Divorce

May 1, 2020By KrostWealth

Wise moves to make before things are finalized. Provided by Philip Clark, CFP® Before your divorce goes through, it would be wise to check up on financial matters. It would be better to assess the state of your financial life before the split rather than after. Find out where you stand financially. Beyond your salary Read the full article…

Quarterly Client Letter – Q1 2020

April 16, 2020By KrostWealth

A computer programmer named David Cook started a company in Dallas, Texas in 1985. After two years, Cook sold the company Blockbuster for $18.5 million, missing one of the most impractical run-ups in history. By 1992, this once small retail shop was sold again for $8.4 billion. By the late 90s, Cook’s bright idea for Read the full article…

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

April 14, 2020By KrostWealth

The hows and whys of college savings.  Provided by Philip Clark, CFP® The American family with a child born today can expect to spend about $233,610 to raise that child to the age of 18. And if you’ve already traded that supercharged convertible dream for a minivan, you can expect your little one’s college education Read the full article…

The Major Retirement Planning Mistakes

February 15, 2020By KrostWealth

Why are they made again and again? Providedby Philip Clark, CFP® Much is out there about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations, and charities. Aside from these blunders, some classic financial missteps plague retirees. Calling them “mistakes” may be a bit harsh, as not all of them represent errors in judgment. Read the full article…

A Retirement Fact Sheet

January 21, 2020By KrostWealth

Some specifics about the “second act.” Provided by Philip Clark, CFP® Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are some noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you. Up to 85% of a retiree’s Social Security income can be taxed. Some retirees are taken aback when they Read the full article…

Wise Money Moves Young Women Can Make

October 14, 2019By KrostWealth

In support of breast cancer awareness month, we are focusing the next few articles on wealth issues impacting women. This article will cover retirement must-haves. We encourage you to donate to charitable organizations of your choosing. Not only it is a great tax saving strategy, it also just makes you feel good. If you would Read the full article…