WH Cornerstone Investments
November 2012 
Issue: 112
Sound, visionary stewardship

Welcome 

Greetings!

Earlier this month I attended a weekend workshop "Playing the Matrix" at Kripalu--the yoga institute in the Berkshires. As the year draws to a close, I wanted to reflect and plan for 2013 to ensure it is going to be my "best year yet". I didn't know much about the workshop leader, Mike Dooley, but I quickly realized that the 130+ other attendees did! Almost the entire room have been receiving his "Notes from the Universe" and believe his message of "thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" . It was a fantastic and uplifting weekend spent with a highly motivated group of people. I have begun to lay the foundation for what I want to achieve in 2013 and the years ahead. I am excited!

So, as you gather with your friends and family for Thanksgiving. Take some time to reflect on what you are grateful for in your life. We will. And, then think about how you are going to make 2013 your best year yet. If we can assist you, please reach out. Also, we'd love to hear your gratitude stories. Happy Thanksgiving!

Woo hoo!    

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From Bill's corner... 

 

The fall is yard-sale season, and the Fed is participating. Imagine if you received a notice that an elite dealer would be in the area buying your tag-sale stuff - all of it, no questions asked and at any price. Sound like a fairy tale? For financial institutions, it's not far from the truth; it's called Quantitative Easing 3 (QE3).

 

Here are some other QE3 analogies.

 

"The Fed is basically shaking a giant bottle of monetary ketchup over the dinner plate of the American economy." - Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan

 

"It's like you are trying to keep a drug addict high. And every time the drug wears off, if you want him to stay high, you have to give him more. But he's not going to get healthy if you keep him on drugs." - Peter Schiff, economist and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital  

 

"Quantitative easing is like patching a leaking pipe by pumping in more water." - author unknown

 

While these analogies don't sound good, let's review the central bank's latest policy move.


Read on...

 

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In This Issue
Tips for snowbirds before they take flight
Ready to cut the financial cord?
8 reasons you need a Roth IRA
A nanny who's always on vacation
Black Friday guide: 8 changes
About us
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Tips for snowbirds before they take flight

 

Maintaining two geographically separate lives presents many logistical and financial challenges.

 

Ready to cut the financial cord?

 

Baby boomers appear to be having a problem taking their adult children off the payroll. Experts weigh in on how to ease them into financial independence.

 

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8 reasons you need a Roth IRA

 

The retirement account offers tax and withdrawal advantages and greater flexibility than a 401k. It can even help you buy a house.

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A nanny who's always on vacation      

 

A travel nanny can parachute into a family trip and turn it into an actual vacation for parents, too

 

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Black Friday guide: 8 changes               

 

Retailers are already ramping up for Nov. 23. Here's what you need to know to get the best deals this holiday season.

 

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About us

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We have several decades of broad financial and business expertise that enables us to knowledgeably advise on a wide range of financial and business affairs and to help our clients navigate the sea of complexity with confidence.

 

We are strong believers in the power of near-term, actionable planning and disciplined focus on forward-facing goals.

 

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Cheers
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Paula Harris and Bill Harris, CFP
WH Cornerstone Investments
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Sound, visionary stewardship