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March 2015; Issue: 140
 


"In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb"

by Lorie Hill

 

March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out 

Like a lamb so dear.

 

 

 

This poem really sums up the month of March, don't you think? To get in the mood for spring, my friend Donna and I participated in Art in Bloom at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury last weekend. We interpreted a piece by Peter Van Digstee entitled Albie Blitz. (Donna continues to be the creative inspiration of our duo!) This collaboration happens with the Community Garden Club of Duxbury and the Duxbury Art Association. It was a terrific show and all who saw it can't wait to see those spring flowers "in bloom".



As we head into the home stretch of tax season, it is a great time to reflect on your financial goals while you have all your paperwork at your finger tips. Where do you want your life to be in three years? What's preventing you from reaching your goals? What's going right and you need to do more of? These are just a few of the questions we explore with folks when they come to see us. Is there anything we can assist you with? Let us know.

In the meantime, enjoy the longer, warmer days!

Cheers,
Paula Signature
p.s. I completed the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge that I spoke of last month and loved it. Anyone else try it? Let me know what you thought.

From Bill's Corner...

For many, this time of year is difficult. More people die in the beginning of the year than other months.

 

Did you know the average age of widowhood is 55 and that typically it's the husband who dies first?
Sadly, this is true.

 

On average, women will be on their own financially for one-third of their adult lives. It's important to stay abreast of your finances - the traumatic time of widowhood is not the time to scramble to catch up on your financial knowledge.

 

A large part of our practice focuses on working with widows and helping them rebuild their lives after the loss of their partners. They often come to us in a haze. Able to put one foot in front of the other and keep the day-to-day rolling but that's about it. Many of them came from "traditional" marriages, where their spouse handled the family finances even though they may have paid the bills. Their comfort level with investment portfolios is often not very high.

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WH Cornerstone's principal's are tapped by the media to write for and contribute to a variety of publications. Here are our latest contributions.

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