SECURE Act 2.0 An Overview

January 18, 2023By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®, CLU®

In the final days of 2022, Congress passed a new set of retirement rules designed to make it easier to contribute to retirement plans and access those funds earmarked for retirement. The law is called SECURE 2.0, and it’s a follow-up to the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, passed in 2019. Read the full article…

Quarterly Client Letter – Q3 2021

November 12, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®, CLU®

In this quarter’s letter, I keep thinking about the difference between familiar and normal. In so many areas of our lives, the normal has given way to the familiar. What was once not normal has become familiar, ie. wearing masks, schools and restaurants closing, hand-washing stations. Also, the opposite is true that what was once normal Read the full article…

Quarterly Client Letter – Q2 2021

July 29, 2021By Phil Clark, CPWA®,CFP®, CLU®

The three horsemen of the retirement apocalypse. Dramatic, yes.  Accurate, yes. Scary, maybe. I consider the most significant risks to a healthy and well-planned retirement: Low-Interest Rates Inflation Healthcare Costs The 2nd quarter of 2021 was marked with expansive growth in both GDP and, more importantly, inflation.  As communicated in the Quarterly Economic Update, “According Read the full article…

CalSavers Program Information

February 1, 2021By KrostWealth

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 the full article…

Facts About Medicare Open Enrollment

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

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 the full article…

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

October 28, 2020By KrostWealth

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 the full article…