Roots of Wealth

Welcome to Roots of Wealth!

Welcome to the Roots of Wealth Blog!  We are New Jersey based fee-only independent Financial Advisors.   We started this financial planning blog to help people concentrate on the things that matter and the things that they can control.  The most important thing one can control is his or her own behavior.  We will help […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day by honoring the Fallen Military

Memorial Day is the official start of the summer season and usually includes a barbecue and the opening of the swimming pool!  We are all looking forward to warm weather after the tough winter that we had to endure here in the Northeast. But the main celebration of Memorial Day is to take time to […]

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Patient Trading – DFA Video

We have discussed the many reasons on why we use the mutual fund company Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) for our clients and ourselves. (See this post for other reasons:  Why DFA) One of the hidden advantages is how they trade their portfolios both for their stock portfolios and bond (fixed income) portfolios.  They manage the portfolios […]

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Selling of Louisville Slugger

Well the baseball season is finally underway.  And the Crimmins household is hoping the New York Mets finally break their long cycle of losing on the backs of their young pitching staff.  It’s been a while since Maureen and I attended game seven of the 1986 World Series to see our beloved Mets win the […]

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College Planning Using 529 Plans

The time of year has arrived for graduation season…graduating from college, high school, middle school and yes even preschool are times of celebration. It is a time to reflect on all of the achievements of your child and how time seems to have flown by. The amount of preparation that has occurred is plentiful and […]

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Financial Fire Drill

A couple of years ago, my family persuaded Maureen to take a cruise trip from Bayonne, New Jersey to Bermuda.  As we knew that she gets seasick, we thought that this would be a calm route for which to venture. Well, not so much. While we had a great time overall, the Atlantic Ocean caused some […]

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To Buy or Not to Buy a house?

Timing is everything.  This expression has been around for quite some time and can pertain to many different moments in life.  But life is not always timed out perfectly and with good reason.  Life would not be nearly as exciting if we knew exactly when or how things would evolve. There seems to be a […]

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Webinar and Seminar from Crimmins Wealth Management

In order to promote and educate people on various financial topics and concerns as well as highlight our own services as a fee-only financial advisor, we are offering a couple of events in the next couple of months. To hopefully reach others in need, we are planning a couple of educational events and want to extend an invitation […]

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Invest…Like a Girl!

What does it mean to do something “like a girl”? There is a new ad campaign that addresses this question. And in the past, the statement made it seem like doing something “like a girl” is a bad thing. Click here for the ad: Like A Girl As most of you already know, our household is […]

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Come On Get Happy!

My favorite cartoon character when I was young was Snoopy. So much so that my bedroom was filled with Snoopy. Snoopy dolls, Snoopy quotes and even Snoopy curtains. I even learned how to draw Snoopy on top of his dog house and spent many hours in art class perfecting this skill. And my favorite quotes […]

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5 Ways to Build Your Wealth

Let’s start at the very beginning…..  A very good place to start…..  When you read you begin with A- B -C when you sing you begin with Do Re Mi……   The Sound of Music Beginning can be difficult especially if you feel like the task at hand is confusing.  But beginning to build your […]

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