CalSavers Program Information

February 1, 2021By KROST

On September 29, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1234, also known as CalSavers. CalSavers mandates that all California employers must offer either a retirement plan for their employees or join the CalSavers program as an alternative. The program defines employees as anyone over the age of 18 who are paid by … Read More

Facts About Medicare Open Enrollment

November 27, 2020By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®

How much do you know about the different coverage options? Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, November 2020 Medicare’s open enrollment period runs through December 7. If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time, you will discover that it is much more complex than an employer-sponsored group health plan.1 When you are enrolled in Medicare, … 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

The Major Retirement Planning Mistakes

February 15, 2020By KROST

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 More

A Retirement Fact Sheet

January 21, 2020By KROST

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 More

A Retirement Gender Gap

October 14, 2019By KROST

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 More

Wise Money Moves Young Women Can Make

October 14, 2019By KROST

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 More

What Women Shouldn’t Retire Without

October 8, 2019By KROST

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 More

Keep Your Life Insurance When You Retire

August 16, 2019By KROST

Some good reasons to retain it. Do you need a life insurance policy in retirement? One school of thought says no. The kids are grown, and the need to financially insulate the household against the loss of a breadwinner has passed. If you are thinking about dropping your coverage for either or both of those … Read More

Retirees, Check Your Withholding

April 10, 2019By KROST

It may need to be adjusted due to the 2017 federal tax reforms. The Internal Revenue Service has a message for you. You may need to adjust the amount withheld from your paycheck or the size of your estimated tax payments because the agency is using new withholding tables this year. Should you underpay your … Read More