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February 27, 2024

The College Payoff: 5 Key Strategies to Reduce Student Debt

With your degree in hand, you’re ready to take on the world. But managing the student debt you take with you can feel overwhelming. With strategic planning and disciplined efforts, you can lessen the burden and get to that last payment faster. In this article, we'll explore five actionable ways to reduce student debt effectively and put you back in control of your financial future.


February 22, 2024

The ABCs of RMDs: Your 10-step Guide to Required Minimum Distributions

As retirees enter their 70s, one key consideration looms large: required minimum distributions (RMDs). These mandatory withdrawals from traditional IRAs and other retirement accounts are a vital component of post-retirement planning, and understanding their nuances can help you make informed decisions about your financial future. Let's take a look at the essentials of RMDs and what they mean for your retirement journey.


January 11, 2024

It’s Financial Wellness Month: Here are 5 Tips to Improve your Fiscal Fitness

Did you know January is Financial Wellness Month? It's the perfect time to think about your financial situation and make some positive changes. Financial wellness means being in a state in which you can effectively manage your money. Whether it's setting goals, dialing in a budget, or just making sure you have some savings for the unexpected, now's the time to do it. Check out these five tips to give your financial wellness a boost in the new year.


November 29, 2023

New Year, New Financial You: 5 Smart Money Goals for 2024

As 2023 comes to an end and we reflect on our challenges and successes, we at Cobblestone are looking ahead to help make sure the new year is your most financially responsible yet. With that in mind, here are five ways to help you manage your money wisely throughout 2024 and beyond.


November 1, 2023

Financial Wisdom for Startups: 6 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success

The advantages of starting your own business are many. But without the right plan, things can go off the rails quickly. To keep things on track, budding business owners must know how to build and apply sound financial strategies. In this article, we'll explore six essential tips entrepreneurs can use to start successfully and stay that way.


October 1, 2023

Building a Stronger Future: 5 Steps to a Solid Financial Plan

With so many principles to understand and options to consider, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to managing your money. But taking control of your financial future doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the guidance of financial experts like ours, you can pave the way to a more secure and prosperous future. In this article, we’ll explore the five essential steps to building a solid financial plan that can help you navigate life’s challenges and achieve your goals.


September 5, 2023

7 Tips for a Better Budget

Setting a budget might not seem like something you want or need to do, but trust us – whether you're aiming for big goals or simply looking to make the most of your money, a budget is your secret weapon. And they’re not just for people with limited funds – they’re for everyone who wants to take control of their finances and turn their dreams into reality. In this article, we're going to explore seven ways to create a budget that fits your life and paves the way to a brighter financial future.


August 27, 2023

5 Ways to Develop a Healthier Money Mindset

Ever thought about what makes some people successful with money while others struggle? Well, it isn’t always about IQ or advanced math skills. It's more about how you act around money – kind of like your money personality. We call it your “money mindset” – a way of thinking about how to save, spend, and handle your cash. In this article, we're going to explore five simple ways to develop a better money mindset. These tips can help you change your thinking about money, get rid of negative beliefs, and make your financial life healthier.


July 26, 2023

How to Make Your Money Work Harder, a.k.a. the Power of Compound Interest

Financial security is built slowly – days, weeks, and years at a time – and one of the most powerful forces in the world of finance is compounding. But what exactly is compound interest and how can it help you? Understanding its fundamental principles can unlock the potential to multiply your wealth over time. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of compound interest and find helpful tips to maximize its effect on your financial journey.


June 27, 2023

Fortify Your Digital Defenses – 7 Tips for a Safer Online Experience

Cybersecurity is a critical aspect of our daily lives, and staying informed about the best ways to secure your data is essential. In this article, we will explore seven important cybersecurity tips you can implement to help fortify your online defenses, keep you safe from various cyber threats and proactively protect yourself in an increasingly interconnected world.