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What should investors do about Greece?

Weston Wellington of our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) offers useful perspectives on the financial crisis in Greece. What should you being doing as an investor?  History teaches us many lessons which Weston highlights in this useful video. Click on the 3 minute video named ‘Greece’ below: Greece If you enjoyed this article,  CLICK HERE to subscribe […]

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How we can help you as a behavioral financial advisor

I have worked as a financial advisor since 1996. But because the term financial advisor is widely used throughout the financial services industry including life insurance salespeople and stock brokers, most people who I talked to don’t fully understand what I do for my clients. There are two numbers that sum up what we do for […]

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How to Survive This and Future Droughts

We are once again in a rain drought in New Jersey – an annual event. Thankfully, we have not had a “drought” in the stock market for several years. For each of these occurrences, planning is needed. This helps investors be prepared rather than have to repair their portfolios. As retirement income planners, one of our […]

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Seven Ways to Fool Yourself

This article was written by Jim Parker who is a Vice President with Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia. Crimmins Wealth Management, LLC is a DFA NJ advisor. The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said that nothing is as difficult for people as not deceiving themselves. But while most self-delusions are relatively costless, those relating to […]

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Planning to retire later in life? What you need to know

When will you retire? It is a question that most of us begin to think about by the time we are 50 years old.  Having a marker of when you expect to retire is an essential piece of information that you need in order to plan for your retirement income needs. When we first discuss […]

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Beware of “Free” Wi-Fi

  As we all travel this summer season, a warning on connecting to any “free” Wi-Fi that your cell phone can connect to.  I was cautioned about this growing threat to capture your personal data for the benefit of criminals. Check the link below for a great TV report by NBC News (only 2 minutes […]

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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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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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What Happened to the Good Old Days of Pensions?

My father worked very successfully for 30+ years at one company –  MetLife Insurance Company – as was common for many of his generation.  My mother now receives a monthly pension check from MetLife due to my Dad’s productive working years and she will receive a pension check for the rest of her life.   However, the […]

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