WH Cornerstone Investments Newsletter
Working with you to achieve a future that is greater than your past
The stock market over the past few weeks has had
some big swings. Here at WH Cornerstone we believe:
in being disciplined and patient investors; in
constructing balanced portfolios that, when left
alone, will meet your investment objectives and in
staying the course. We ignore “financial noise” such
as Jim Cramer’s Mad Money. He doesn’t know anything
about you; we do.
And, oh yeah. Women’s Business has
Harris as a Top
10 in Financial Services in
the Boston area.
Time to Share. Create a Buzz. The cows have
arrived! Returning to its historical and pastoral
roots, Boston’s parks, plazas and streets are filled
with life-size cows. The CowParade
Boston will take place this summer
when over 100 life-size, painted cows will be on
display. At the conclusion of the public display,
the cows will be rounded up and sold to the highest
bidders in October 2006 benefiting
Fund. Just moovalous!
Cheers—Paula and Bill Harris
Leverage donations with a giving circle
by Paula Harris from the June issue of Women's Business
You’ve tried the book club, but the guilt of not
finishing the book was too much. Ladies Night Out
was a great idea but all the small talk just didn’t
do it for you. Volunteering in the community has
been great but you don’t always have the time
commitment and you would like to make a greater
What about a “giving circle?”
12 financial tips for women
Smart moves to make
While neither gender has an exclusive lock on money
management skills, the financial deck is stacked
against women. They earn about three-quarters of
what men make. In a divorce, they get less of the
assets and more of the children.
Conquer the compulsive shopping blues
Are you a compulsive shopper? If so, here are some tips to help you conquer and overcome this hard-habit-to-break.
According to the experts, compulsive spending is a
knee-jerk, often subconscious pattern of chronic
purchasing that usually manifests itself as a way to
deal with feelings of negativity or low self-esteem.
While it's caused in part by mental anxiety and
stress, rampant over-spending may also be a logical
result of our consumer-driven society, where we're
constantly fed messages through the media,
commercials and other outlets that tell us we need
to have the best to be the best.
Retire rich: Keep out the taxman
The right plan can help business owners protect their cash from the IRS.
For five years, Richard Greene didn't give much
thought to saving for retirement. He was more
concerned with getting his new business off the ground.
Sure, Greene socked away the maximum $3,000 or
$4,000 in his personal IRA every year. But this
year, after his 40th birthday, he asked his
accountant about more aggressive retirement plans.
Retirement outlook? Poor
Younger workers will be worse off than elders: study
Generation Xers will be worse off even than the baby
boomers when retirement looms unless they make
inroads into retirement savings by working longer
and saving more, according to a new report.
5 Tips: Getting your home ready for hurricane season may be the most important housework you do.
Preparing our houses for the worst may be the best
investment we can make.
We're going to tell you what you can do to keep your
home safe from the ravaging forces of hurricanes.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only
coin you have, and only you can determine how it
will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people
spend it for you.” —Carl Sandburg