Wealth From Wisdom January 2018

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January 2018

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD A FEWWORDS FROM THE CORNERSTONE WEALTH TEAM 2017 was an incredible year for all of us at Cornerstone Wealth Group. We want to share a few of our

To all of our wonderful clients, thank you! Thank you for placing your trust in us and helping us make 2017 such an amazing year.

We’re deep into that phase of life where most of our free time revolves around our children’s activities. Ian turned 15, and Lauren will be 12 in early January. Yes, say a prayer for me, as she has started middle school, and I will be soon be dealing with the challenges of a teenage daughter! It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been in our new home for four years now. We really enjoy living in the country. This past spring and summer, we completed some hardscaping and landscaping projects around the house — things that we wanted to do when we built our home, but had to table for a later date. We went to Myrtle Beach in April for a family wedding and to Hilton Head, South Carolina, in July for family vacation week. Things are busy but fun. I hope all of you had a nice 2017, too. Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our firm and in me. Cheers to a peaceful and prosperous 2018!

individual accomplishments and memories with you this month!

For me, 2017 was the year of the garden, which I mentioned in our last edition. I haven’t had a garden since I was a kid. Back then, I hated gardening, probably because my dad made me pull all the weeds. I’m happy to report that our bees made it through the year, as well. Now we’re working to get them through the winter. My wife, Angie, wrapped up her last season as volleyball coach at Hagerstown Community College. Coaching and volleyball have been among her biggest passions. She loved to coach her team, but she decided it was time to take a break and try new things, like volunteering with local charities. Lakin, my daughter, is currently working at First Data in Hagerstown. Last year, she completed the paperwork to return to Hagerstown Community College. My son, Jacob, got out of the Army in March 2017 after serving several deployments. Now he’s working with Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer and energy company.

during their winter break. (Let’s just hope that any snow this winter comes while our shovelers are home!)

Erica Shaw, Director of First Impressions:

2017 was another great year for the Shaw family. My husband, Brian, and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in June. We were able to spend a glorious week in July at Myrtle Beach, our favorite place to be with our family and friends. Our daughter, Ragan, is now a third-year student at Shenandoah University in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. She has completed her classroom studies and, beginning in late January, will start the first of two full-time clinical rotations. Upon successful completion of her rotations, she will graduate in August! She chose this career plan in her junior year of high school, 2008. To see the finish line in sight is truly amazing. We could not be prouder. My little man, Rocky the Yorkie, is doing great and is now 16 years old. Thankfully, his health is good, and he is as spunky as ever.

John Saunders, Wealth Advisor:

A new chapter opened in 2017 for my wife, Stephanne, and I. We became the proverbial

Scott Toms, Wealth Advisor:

empty nesters. Both of our sons are full-time college students living away from home, and I must say, that has been a big change. A very wise friend told me, “You and Stephanne will date again!” And he was right! We have managed to embrace the change — small grocery bills, less laundry, fewer miles on the cars, etc. But we are also very excited to have both Nathan and Logan home for a month

Happy New Year! 2017 proved to be

another exciting year for the Toms family.

Stacey and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to NYC in early September. We enjoyed the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows and a few days in mid-town Manhattan.

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