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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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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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Are You Prepared for Your Harvest?

Don’t you wish positive times could go on forever? I asked Maureen this upon returning from our recent vacation, after we had enjoyed the warm climate and sunshine. And while we all wish that we could always be in times of harvest, the times and seasons are constantly changing. It is during these changing times when we […]

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The Lightly Reported African story

The economic growth from the continent of Africa will be the big news over the next two decades. Unfortunately, last year the Ebola epidemic on the western side of Africa and terrorism in Nigeria and other parts of Africa continuing this year have dominated the news. While tragic, as is typical with the news cycles, these tragedies dominated […]

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