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Dan Crimmins, co-founder of Crimmins Wealth Management, is a financial coach and financial planner. Have a financial question? ASK DAN
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Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

We Didn’t Start the Fire

Maureen and I were able to attend the on-going concert series with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in NYC with our friends.  Billy has been playing once a month at MSG for over a year and will continue to perform as long as the shows continue to sell-out.  It will probably be awhile if […]

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Investors and the Marshmallow Test

Have you heard of the marshmallow test given to small children? The test is used to determine children’s patience and the overall impact that patience may have on their lives.  How does that relate to us as investors?  Quite a bit – it turns out. The marshmallow test, as it was later referred, was conducted by a […]

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Living with Volatility, Again

Volatility is back. Just as many people were starting to think markets only ever move in one direction, the pendulum has swung the other way. Anxiety is a completely natural response to these events. Acting on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good. There are a number of tidy-sounding theories […]

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Protect Yourself from Your Aging Brain

Old age should come with a  caution label. As we have often discussed on this blog, most of us should be expecting to live longer than our parents or grandparents. And while this longevity can be beneficial, it also comes with some difficulties. We’ve addressed the major difficulty of making sure that your income can keep pace with […]

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Saving strategies for 401k plans

Save More Tomorrow: 401 (k) Strategies

Even when employees are lucky enough to have a 401 (k) plan offered by their employer, they are not saving enough to have sufficient funds in their savings account to maintain their lifestyles after they retire.  This sobering fact is from the Center of Retirement Research for the Wall Street Journal using data compiled by […]

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Working with Clients Focused on the Long Term

At Crimmins Wealth Management, we work with individuals to focus on their long-term goals by helping clarify what they are trying to achieve in their life.  This discussion covers the long term goals such as maintaining a lifestyle in retirement and possible legacy issues.  To drive home this message we thought what better way than with some humor. […]

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Last Year’s Stock Market Winner

The large publicly owned U.S. companies earned 1st place among the asset classes with excellent returns for 2014, as indicated by the S&P 500 index.  The S&P index tracks the largest U.S. companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The index rose 11.39% for the year, and the total return with reinvested dividends was […]

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Using the Treadmill to Financial Success

Our central philosophy on investing is that the most important determinant of one’s lifetime investment returns is one’s own behavior.  However, when most people hear that I am a retirement income planner or financial planner, they begin to discuss how the current markets are doing or ask my opinion on a particular stock or mutual […]

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Retirement, Risk and Return

If investors could take no risk and still maintain the lifestyle in retirement, why wouldn’t all investors just invest in T-Bills?   David Booth, CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) That is because investors understand the risk of purchasing power. The Risk of Purchasing Power deals with the declining value that money has – or […]

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collective knowledge of stock market participants are similar to everyone guessing how many jelly beans are in the jar.

How Are Stock Prices Determined?

  This is a video post created by our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). As a NJ DFA advisor, we are strong believers in the DFA investment philosophy and wrote about the reasons in this post:   In this 2-1/2 minute video, DFA explains how security prices are set—and change—based on the collective knowledge of buyers […]

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