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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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What is your part to play?

Maureen and I were late to the game with the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”  This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family’s Edwardian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey’s future in jeopardy. The highly acclaimed […]

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Belling the Cat – Using research to time markets

 Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice.  This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a possible insight on the direction of the stock market.  Many […]

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Spousal Financial Feuds

Spousal Financial Feuds

Solving Financial Problems with your Partner Peacefully Will you fight with your spouse over money? I’m afraid so. The trick is to get the battles over quickly so you can kiss and make up. Yet, studies have established that money-related matters are among the most common causes for divorce. How do you prevent that from […]

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Unused 529 Plans

Unused 529 Plans – What to Do When Plans for Paying for College Change

  529 plans are an excellent method to save for a college education. They are state-operated investment accounts that allow anyone to contribute after-tax dollars toward your child’s education. Earnings build up tax free, and remain so if they are used for qualified educational purposes. However, if funds are withdrawn for non-educational purposes, the earnings […]

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DFA Portfolio Design

Ken French is a member of the Board of Directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (DFA), and provides consulting services to the firm.  In this conversation with DFA Chairman  and Co-Chief Executive Officer  David Booth,  Ken provides insight on how Dimensional designs their various investment portfolios.  The portfolio design delivers the specific market exposure while reducing […]

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The Incredible Power of the Capital Markets

The power of free capital markets can be hard to understand.  Often,  people believe incorrectly that there needs to be a central governing power in order to overcome the human challenges as they occur. However, when people (and their capital markets) are able to work to improve their own lives, they are able to overcome the challenges […]

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The Wealth Solution

The Wealth Solution

Do you like magic? I have always been fascinated with magic tricks. The ability to move objects from one spot to another and retrieve it from the oddest places has always intrigued me. How do they do it?  There is a part of me that is uninterested in learning the trick. I just like to watch and […]

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Investing Like a Bee

What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery. First, I hate bees. I’m highly allergic and after a life-threatening sting sent me to the hospital, I endured shots for the past seven years to insure that I can […]

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Retirement Planning Essentials

Retirement Guide; Getting from Here to There

Free Retirement Guide; Getting from Here to There Some day you and your spouse are going to retire — and when you do, you’re going to need money! How much money will you need to retire comfortably and not outlive your assets? More than you think. Studies have shown that on average, retirees need anywhere […]

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What is Old? – AARP Video

This is a video post which was produced by AARP  formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, which is a United States-based non-governmental organization and interest group, founded in 1958.  In this video, they ask Millennials “what age is old” and to my dismay I am consisted old. Then they ask the younger generation to show them how […]

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