December 2010
Issue: 88

Sound, visionary stewardship



Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Christmas time has always been a time filled with hope and anticipation for me. Maybe that was inspired by the arrival of Santa Clause.

And if it snows, oh, the joy and excitement is even greater! Life always seems a bit more pure when it snows, doesn't it?

There is something so special and miraculous about this time of year when people are a little kinder and filled with goodwill.

May your Holiday Season be filled with peace & joy, health & happiness.

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Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

-- Calvin Coolidge

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From Bill's Corner...

"There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold"
Robert W. Service- The Cremation of Sam McGee

During the Gold rush, the Arctic trails may have had their secret tales, but the lustful lure of gold never changes.  We are amidst another gold rush.  Turn on the radio or flip through a magazine and gold advertisements are everywhere.

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In This Issue
Time to Share. Create a Buzz.
Why women should stop relying on these 5 retirement crutches
Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's
Fabulous freebies
'Tis the season to be stupid
Holiday tipping is really holiday thanking
About us
Time to Share. Create a Buzz.

   Want to understand "the" Quantitative Easing (QE2)
   the Fed recently implemented?

   Then watch this video for an explanation. Straightforward. Direct.
   And, a bit irreverent.
Why women should stop relying on these 5 retirement crutches

When it comes to retirement, many women are losing confidence that they'll ever be able to afford it. Susan Hirshman, author of Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?, says in order to make retirement possible, women have to take a greater initiative and stop relying on anyone or anything beyond themselves.

Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is no ordinary grocery chain. It's an offbeat, fun discovery zone that elevates food shopping from a chore to a cultural experience.

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Fabulous freebies

It's been said that the best things in life are free. And we couldn't agree more! Here's Kiplinger's fourth annual list of favorite freebies.

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'Tis the season to be stupid: the financial mistakes people make when giving to charities--and how to avoid them

Want to do some good for the holidays? That's great. Just make sure you do it right.

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Holiday tipping is really holiday thanking

The holiday season is traditionally the time Americans choose to thank those who provide them with year-round services. In these tough economic times it's important to remember that holiday tipping is truly about saying thank you. With a little creativity you can accommodate everyone on your list this year without blowing your budget.

Here are some things to consider when you're deciding how to thank people, who you will spend money on, and how much you will spend.

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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.


Paula Harris and Bill Harris, CFP
WH Cornerstone Investments

Sound, visionary stewardship