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Dan Crimmins, co-founder of Crimmins Wealth Management, is a financial coach and fee only financial planner. Have a financial question? ASK DAN
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How many brand names does P&G have?

How could understanding the incredible amount of strong brands owned by one of the largest companies help us be better investors?  I thought of that last Sunday morning as I was doing my traditional Sunday morning routine of looking over the Sunday Bergen Record.   One of the best conveniences is having the local Bergen County newspaper delivered to […]

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What Uber can teach us about India?

By now nearly everyone has heard of the car delivery service Uber and its competitor Lyft.  Maureen and I have begun to use the services of both companies and are amazed how advanced technology has made this service possible.  We are also a little sad that we didn’t think of it before them! For those […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

Sunday March 12th, 2017 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour ahead…..finally.  The feeling of spring will soon be in the air and the arrival of warm sunshine and longer days. With the change of the clocks, the customary change of your smoke detector batteries […]

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Should you continue to own International companies?

It’s been a common question that we’ve been getting lately Should I continue to own International Companies? The question is understandable because international stock markets in aggregate have under-performed their United States counterparts for several years.  These trends are commonplace when you look back through the history of the global stock markets with the U.S. […]

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2 Similar Commercials – Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker

What do these two commercials from Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker that recently aired in New Jersey have in common?  One promotes the ability for people to gamble from their homes as if they were at one of the failing Atlantic City casinos, and the other commercial promotes the ability for individual to actively trade stocks […]

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How the Washing Machine Changed the World

This video post deals with the ever-improving world as told in a TED talk by Hans Rosling.  We posted this piece by Hans in 2014, and wanted to run it again to honor Hans as he passed away this month.  Hans Rosling was a Swedish doctor who transformed himself into a pop-star statistician by converting dry numbers into […]

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Our Longevity and Purchasing Power

Our Longevity and Purchasing Power

In ancient Roman times, there was an elder by the name of Cato who said:  Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses  This applies today even more so than it did back then. Even if you were a member of the wealthy class during Roman times, the average life expectancy was age […]

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Enjoy the Benefits of Financial Planning: Live Younger Next Year

You need to plan for a 3+ decade retirement.  This generally comes as a surprise to most people the first time they hear it, but modern medicine continues to extend people’s lives well beyond what their parents experienced.   As a reminder, the average non-smoking man and woman retiring at the U.S. average retirement age of […]

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2016 Stock Market Review

In 2016, the US stock market reached new highs and stocks in a majority of developed and emerging market countries delivered positive returns. The year began with anxiety over China’s stock market and economy, falling oil prices, a potential US recession, and negative interest rates in Japan. US equity markets were in steep decline and […]

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It’s Always Something … with market worries

Forever, investors have had to endure the latest headlines on how the stock market was going to go down because of whatever the crisis of the day was. Do you remember a year ago that the U.S. stock market as indicated by S&P 500 Index fell 8% over the first 10 trading sessions of 2016 […]

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