November 22nd, 2017

Today’s Hot Topics

Ways to Cut Your Car Costs

From car sharing, to refinancing and shopping around for auto insurance, there are a number of different ways to reduce the $8,700 average annual cost of owning a vehicle. Cornerstone can help you with both auto refinancing and auto insurance. By lowering the interest rate you pay on your auto...

Tips for Holiday Budgeting

Lots of people take it as a given that after a holiday season of gift-giving and entertaining, they’ll start the new year in the red. But a happier scenario is just a few common sense guidelines away. Here’s how you can start. Draw up a budget To avoid spending money...

Scams and Identity Theft Cost Consumers Billions

In all likelihood, either you or someone you know has fallen victim to some kind of scam that has either resulted in the loss of money, or even worse, identify theft. While there is no way to put an end to the attempts of criminals to take advantage of consumers,...

What is EMV?

EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa and it is the global standard for credit cards equipped with chips, as well as the technology used by merchants to authenticate a transaction when a chip card is used.  As a result of a number of large-scale security breaches and increasing credit...

Money woes impact productivity

According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management, worries over money are affecting both employee savings plans and worker productivity.  Money worries create general stress,  increase absenteeism, and cause morale issues – all leading to reduced productivity which costs companies and their employees in a big...

Don't be a victim of fraud.

When it comes to fraud and scams, you can always assume that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Anyone can become a victim of fraud but taking precautions can make a big difference.  Here are a few tips to avoid falling victim to several common...

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