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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

With all of the storm and stress of the year 2020, you’d be forgiven if you momentarily forgot that we’re due for another national election in November. Many states will be selecting governors, representatives, and...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Lately, it can feel like each day brings a new headline about fluctuating market behavior. But amid the ups and downs of 2020, there may be some potential good news on the horizon. On July 16, 2020, the interest rate for a 30-year...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This year has had no shortage of changes to the normal course of business.In March, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that they extended the federal income tax filing and payment deadline until July 15...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

With the economy and financial markets flashing mixed signals, it’s no wonder that lawmakers are deadlocked on whether to pass a Phase 4 of the CARES Act.More than $3 trillion in stimulus has been pushed into the economy since...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Americans who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may now be able to access retirement accounts to help cover daily expenses, penalty-free.Now, in addition to those who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

An “eye-popping” $2 trillion in cash has been stashed in deposit accounts at U.S. banks since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in January.1 This surge of money into banks has no precedent in history. Several...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As states cautiously begin the process of relaxing their COVID-19 restrictions, some are wondering, “Why is the stock market doing so well when the economy is doing so poorly?” It’s a great question, and fortunately,...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

As I’m sure you know, the $2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (“CARES”) Act was recently signed into law. The CARES Act is designed to help those most impacted by the COVID-19...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Even in “normal” times, the news can be depressing. But these days, it can seem like there’s an awful lot to worry about. Here’s a sampling of the types of headlines I’ve seen recently: Why US hospitals...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, flying is down, driving is down, and the price of fuel is way, way down. On April 20, U.S. crude oil dropped to its lowest level in more than 30 years, due to a slump in demand. That day, West Texas Intermediate...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up nearly every aspect of American life. To say it’s been a difficult time would be an understatement. However, difficult times may open doors to new possibilities. Businesses are changing their...

Monday, April 13, 2020

February and March were certainly months that most of us will never forget. Almost no one living today was alive during the 1918 Flu Pandemic (Spanish Flu), which was one of the worst pandemics from a mortality standpoint in our...

Friday, April 10, 2020

May your day be filled with peace and gratitude. Sincerely, Cornerstone Financial Group

Friday, April 3, 2020

These are difficult times, not only from an economic and investment standpoint, but a community one as well. This societal strains and uncertainty over depth and timeframe of the current pandemic adds to the volatility in financial...

Monday, March 30, 2020

Cornerstone Financial Group is pleased to welcome Klaus Steinke to the firm. Klaus, a Certified Financial Planner™ - CFP® has come on board as part of the growth and evolution of our financial services practice. He has been...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The beginning of 2020 has been quite a ride so far. I wanted to let you know that I’m still here for you during this difficult time. Even if my office is closed for a while, I’ll still be working from my home and just as...

Friday, March 20, 2020

As the markets attempt to find sense in what’s going on with the COVID-19 virus and what it means for the economy, investors are understandably concerned and often unsure what to do. Earlier this week, many of our models made...

Friday, March 6, 2020

This week marks the 11th anniversary of the S&P 500’s SPX bottom during the global financial crisis (GFC), which seems like quite the coincidence as we currently find ourselves in the midst of one of the most volatile periods the...

Friday, February 28, 2020

I’m always a little amazed when we see large market pullbacks at how calm our clients are during those drops. Although I know there are concerns – that’s human nature – we’ve not fielded one call from a...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We welcome you to visit us at www.cfgiowa.com This new website offers you many new visual features and easy access to information designed to enhance your financial...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

How much do you know about the different coverage options? Medicare's open enrollment period runs through December 7. If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time, you will discover that it is much more complex than an...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Protecting yourself from potential calamity. Cybercrime affects both large corporations and private individuals. You've likely read about the large data breaches in the business world. These crimes are both expensive and on the rise....

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

How to check for problems. Americans aged 45 to 54, who have credit card balances, carry an average debt of $9,096 per individual.1 The wise use of credit is a critical skill in today's world. Used unwisely, however, credit can rapidly...