Here's your source for thoughts and observations on all things financial (and otherwise). Topics can range from tips on your personal well being to the well being of your investments. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback.
Disclaimer: Our blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not to be considered investment, tax, or financial advice. Cornerstone does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any information presented in our blog posts regarding your individual circumstances. Please review your personal situation with your tax and/or financial advisor.
It is nearly impossible these days to avoid all the bad news out there about COVID 19 as well as its effect on the economy. Even if you don’t watch any news programs, every TV commercial and newspaper ad reminds us of “these trying times”. Uncertainty about many things – such as how long we’ll be staying at home or out of work, or the long-term effect on the economy – is high in our minds. Uncertainty can lead to fear, and fear can lead to action based on emotions instead of rationale.Read More
The flurry of constant commentary, information, and recommendations is exhausting for many of us. Life is more stressful on many levels and constitutionally, we may feel less grounded, and in general “burned-out”.Read More
In this unusual economic environment, Cornerstone understands that many individuals have questions and concerns about their financial situation.Read More
A question we’ve received lately relates to the ability to postpone distributions from employer sponsored retirement accounts (401k, 403b, etc.) if one remains working at the company beyond age 72.Read More
Ever heard that “compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe”? Compared to other forces like instinct or imagination, I’m not so sure… but it certainly rings true in personal finance.Read More
I recently worked with a young couple in their 30’s who have been married less than one year. I noticed that they keep separate bank accounts.Read More
Yesterday Michelle and I attended the Maine Women's Lobby Education Fund's #MaineToo Summit on Economic Security, and were moved by the stories we heard, and learned a lot about both the personal and economic impacts of sexual harassment and abuse in Maine. We managed to snag a photo with the keynote speaker, founder of the MeToo movement Tarana Burke, and were proud to have donated to support…Read More
The Wall Street Journal reported today that more than half of the top advisors for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles team are female!Read More
Michelle recently attended Maine Farmland Trust's dinner at Bumbleroot Farms. Read on for Michelle's take on this fantastic event!Read More
On June 11th and 12th, Mackenzie and Christina attended a two-day conference in Boston hosted by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).Read More