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Monday, March 30, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt in all areas of our society. Fortunately, we have some of the best minds in healthcare leading our medical and social response. Additionally, we’ve had unprecedented monetary...

Friday, March 20, 2020

If you’re divorced or separated, money management will become an important part of your life. While it may be true that money can’t buy or ensure happiness, your ability to manage your finances can play a large role in your...

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Uncertainty of Coronavirus continues as does the uncertainty in the financial world. You’ve heard this a few times now, control what you can control. Stay home when you can, social distance, wash your hands, drink plenty of...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

We wanted to give you a quick update on activity related to the coronavirus. Thank you to those who are “checking on us”. We are fine and remaining calm in spite of the off and on panic you may be seeing on your favorite...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In a crisis, the market goes through phases of denial, realization and exaggerated responses. The question about the current Coronavirus crisis is, "Is this a temporary phenomenon or is it creating a structural change in the global...

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

First, we want to thank our clients for not panicking about the current situation related to the coronavirus. That tells us that you understand the nature of events that can have short term effects on the markets. It also tells us that...

Friday, February 21, 2020

If you happened to be a senior citizen you may be wondering, how can “sudden wealth” possibly happen to me? Unfortunately, sudden wealth typically happens to senior citizens by the death of their beloved spouse. Now you...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

In 2007 we had a broad range of pursuits as we started Quartz Financial. The goal of changing the status quo of financial advice and providing comprehensive guidance, eventually morphed into writing books about sudden wealth and the...

Friday, February 14, 2020

As business owners, we understand the analogy that our company is our “baby”. So much time and care goes into the creation and growth of a company that the “time commitment” feels very much like raising a child....

Friday, February 7, 2020

Anytime we mention we are sudden wealth specialists, we always hear, “I can’t wait until I get my sudden wealth”… Well be careful what you wish for because sometimes sudden wealth can occur as the result of a...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

David Rust, ChFC®, AIF®, AAMS®, CRPS® of Quartz Financial has earned the designation Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) The AIF designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and...

Friday, January 24, 2020

Were your parents’ spenders or savers? Maybe one was a saver and the other a spender? These family dynamics typically transfer from the previous generation.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Today’s #SuddenWealthSaturday article is from Julie Clark, owner of Julia Clark CPA and Associates. She is a member of AICPA and the Society of Certified Public Accountants. Many sudden wealth recipients are surprised at the tax...

Friday, January 10, 2020

Dear Friends of Quartz, Can you spare a couple of minutes? Time, although scarce, is something you have graciously given us for over 12 years, and we appreciate it! 2020 is finally here and we are excited to start our 5th decade in the...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

If advertisements and commercials are beginning to feature scenes of happy families, clad in brightly colored sweaters, gathered by a fire, surrounded by an assortment of presents, then the countdown to the holidays has begun. Although...

Friday, August 30, 2019

Dear Quartz Family Members and Friends, September 4th marks the 12-year anniversary of Quartz Financial. My how time flies! Thanks to all of you, the journey has been successful and enjoyable. We thank our clients, professional...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

According to Wikipedia, the prisoner’s dilemma is a paradox in decision analysis in which two individuals acting in their own self-interests do not produce the optimal outcome. It is one of the most well-known concepts in modern...

Monday, July 8, 2019

Winning the Tour de France is the consummate team sport. Every July, thousands of people travel to France to cheer on their favorite cyclist or team to victory. Before you think, "Doesn’t only one cyclist win the race?”,...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Approximately 700,000 women lose their husbands each year. Of all married women, 75% will be widowed at least once in their lives. Despite common beliefs that becoming a widow is the sentence of older women, the average age of a woman...

Monday, April 29, 2019

The recession is coming! The recession is coming! It's a certainty, right? It must be, because all of the financial news networks are talking about it non-stop every day. This month's popular topic is the inversion of the yield curve....

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Retirement has taken a different meaning for many people of traditional retirement age. Motivated by the idea of spending more time with family and maintaining their career at a part time level allows them to have the best of both...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Consider the case of Jack and Nina. Together they worked side by side to build a company that supported their family for years. Through much effort and sacrifice, their company, a beacon of the community, became attractive to larger...

Monday, November 27, 2017

You’re enjoying retirement after a long successful career. You don’t want surprises, so you need a team of professionals to take care of your financial health- a family office. Consider the case of Steve, a recently retired...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Many affluent parents worry that their wealth will create children of entitlement. The children of sudden wealth especially can experience a significant change in their living environment at very impressionable ages. Consider the case...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Your required return is based on data and analysis of your financial plan. It is the return needed, taking into account your time horizon, asset base, liquidity needs, savings behavior, tax sensitivity and risk tolerance amo

Friday, June 3, 2016

In the death of a spouse, it is not uncommon for financial management to be a new burden that may have been previously handled by the spouse who passed away. Add to the loss of a spouse, the responsibility for any insurance payouts or other

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quartz Financial specializes in sudden wealth because they care about the people who have the unique experience of suddenly being responsible for considerably more money than ever before. They know that it takes a different set of

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The sale of a business is often the end of a major accomplishment, and the start of a new challenge. In exchange for financial security, some former business owners experience a loss of identity. The emotional challenges in these types of s