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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Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors in the United States

We are proud to announce that Dan Crimmins of Crimmins Wealth Management have been again named among BrightScope’s Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors in the United States. The list recognizes the top advisors with significant online influence.  Dan is one of seven New Jersey based advisors named and is listed at #85 nationwide. The […]

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3 Essential Questions for Retirement Income Planning

What does it mean when we state that we are retirement income planners? For us it’s ensuring that all of our clients can answer the following question:  Are you going to outlive your money or is your money going to outlive you? If the answer to that question is that you are not sure (which […]

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How to Contribute to Your Grandchild's Financial Future

How to Contribute to Your Grandchild’s Financial Future

Maureen’s article in this quarter’s edition of Autumn Year’s is now available. She addresses three key strategies for contributing to your grandchild’s financial future.  The right choice depends on how much you intend to give, as well as on your grandchild’s stage of life and the goal of the financial gift. This Bergen Country NJ […]

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"Inside Out" and Your Emotional Investing

“Inside Out” and Your Emotional Investing

The new movie from Pixar “Inside Out” is a wonderful film for all ages.  The story line focuses on the many emotions that play a part in one’s life. The story focuses on the turmoil of growing up for 11 year old Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a […]

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I, Pencil – a video on the hidden benefits of free markets

This post contains a video called “I, Pencil”.  The video shows how the world that we live has evolved into the amazing place it is due to all of us working towards our own self interest.  By working  for our own self interest, we have created an incredible world where we all get to choose our […]

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What Investors Can Learn from NFL Point Spreads

Watching NFL football was never the same after one particular season in which my wife Maureen won the annual competition based on the friendly weekly competition to pick which football team would beat the other team by the published Las Vegas point spread. You can see these point spreads every day in the sports section. Ideally, the point […]

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Retirees Nemesis: Inflation

I had a newspaper delivery route when I was 10 years old delivering the “Long Island Press” – a now defunct newspaper. I had a sting ray bike with baseball cards in the spokes and because I delivered everyday without fail, the kickstand wore out. So as I pedaled, my pedal would constantly hit the […]

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Celebrate Your Financial Achievements

Everybody loves to celebrate a milestone, whether it is a big birthday, a wedding or a graduation.  The emotions of the day are joyous and the ability to relish the wonderful moment is shared by many. This summer had a number of celebrations for our family.  A new beginning for our oldest daughter as she […]

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September – A Great Time to Organize Your Finances

I always loved the beginning of the new school year.  It is a time to start new….new clothes, new sneakers, new books and new classes.  If you have children, then you know that the push is on to get everyone settled for the new school year. It seems to be more of a beginning than […]

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Not the Traditional David Letterman “Top Ten” List

This guest post is written by Jim Parker who works for our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia. Jim has created a Top 10 list of excuses that we have all fallen victim to at some point while investing. Unfortunately, this list is not as funny as David’s nightly list used to be, but […]

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