September 2010
Issue: 85
Sound, visionary stewardship

Welcome
 
Greetings!

Supporting young entrepreneurs continues to be a theme in our lives.

A year ago, Bill was visiting a friend, who owns a business, and had an interesting chat with his son.

Luke had just gotten his first baby chicks. He had read everything he could get his hands on that related to raising chicks. We sent him his first egg scale.
 
Today, Luke is 12 and has a thriving business. Actually, it's so good he has had to get more hens. They will be laying eggs soon.

Luke's a natural marketer. He has created fliers talking about the different types of chickens and the variety of colored eggs they produce. He sells a dozen for $3.50 or half a dozen for $1.90.  He will deliver them to his customers. There is even a local chef that is going to put them on the menu "Luke's Farm Fresh Eggs from Cotuit".
 
It's nice to see the entrepreneurial spirit live on in the youth of this great country.

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From Bill's Corner...

The Dodd-Frank Act. Is it real reform?

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the 2,319-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The provisions of the law are designed to help prevent the problems that led to the 2008 financial crisis from recurring. The stated aim of the legislation is noble.  Its intent is to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system; to end "too big to fail;" to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts; to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes.

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In This Issue
Time to Share. Create a Buzz.
6 outrageously overpriced products
46 days to live: What's your plan?
Ten money moves that will always pay off
Why you can't always trust art dealers
How to get lucky.
About us
Time to Share. Create a Buzz.

Always wanted to know how to make homemade mozzarella in 30 minutes? You next chance is on November 4 in Duxbury. Info & sign-up.

Marketing guru and author, John Jantsch, will be keynoting Teaching Your Business To Market Itself on Tuesday, October 5 from 4:00-7:00. Each participant will receive John's latest book The Referral Engine. Info & sign-up. This is a "don't miss" event!
6 outrageously overpriced products

Some of these items are required (college textbooks); others just seem like they are (popcorn at the movies). The markups are astronomical.

46 days to live: What's your plan?

If you were dying, what would you not want to worry about? A brother's estate planning got him past mundane money issues to focus on what mattered most.

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Ten money moves that will always pay off

Few things in life are guaranteed. When it comes to money, even fewer.

But these are nervous times. The stock market is swaying like a drunk debutante. The economy is wobbly. Who can trust anything any more? Most people are hard-pressed, nervous and unsure of what to do.

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Why you can't always trust art dealers

Art buyers have long been wary of the prices dealers charge in a notoriously opaque market. Sellers of art also are increasingly becoming suspicious.

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How to get lucky

Scientific proof that you make your own breaks.

For centuries, people have recognized the power of luck and have done whatever they could to try seizing it. Take knocking on wood, thought to date back to pagan rituals aimed at eliciting help from powerful tree gods. We still do it today, though few, if any, of us worship tree gods. So why do we pass this and other superstitions down from generation to generation? The answer lies in the power of luck.

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About us

WH Cornerstone Investments, LLC provides wealth management services to a select group of clients. Regardless of their background or future vision, all of our clients commit to a plan that targets their long-term financial growth and stability. While some of our clients concentrate on one part of their investment strategy, others opt for a more holistic approach.

WH Cornerstone clients demand customized objective, expert advice, which they know can come only from a firm that is truly independent-a firm not tied to financial institutions. As an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm, we are fee-only and therefore free from any outside institutional influence.

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Paula Harris and Bill Harris, CFP
WH Cornerstone Investments
781.934.9154
www.whcornerstone.com

Sound, visionary stewardship