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Maureen Crimmins is co-founder of Crimmins Wealth Management and a fee-only independent financial advisor. Have a financial question? ASK MAUREEN
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5 Things to Help Detect an IRS Scam Phone Call

The phones rings and regardless of what you are doing, you are compelled to answer it. In the last few weeks, the calls have primarily been election calls which have been extremely annoying. However, it could be worse. There have been more incidents of aggressive telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the […]

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Student ID = Savings

Recently I wrote a post on the discounts that are available to AARP cardholders (click here for link to read the post – 50 and Fabulous). Well retirees (or at least those of us over age 50 who are eligible to join AARP) are not the only groups that are offered discounts. College students who have […]

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Work Hard. Live Long. Plan Right.

Retirement planning is an important process in determining how you will live your life after you stop working.  In trying to best describe in a succinct manner how best to plan for that future, we have three main principles which we address to guide you. Work hard. The premise has been instilled in us since we were […]

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Halloween and Diversification

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Yes I enjoyed dressing up in various costumes as a kid, but really…it was all about the candy. Everyone in my house loved candy, and this was the one day that you hit payday. All you needed was some stamina, a pillowcase and a group of friends. […]

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Working with Couples as a Couple

I guess you can say that Dan and I are unique in the financial advisor world. There are not many married couples who work together as financial advisors. Is being a married couple and financial advisors beneficial to our married clients?    The ability to communicate in a marriage is one of the most important […]

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Common Misconceptions about Retirement

Baby boomers who are currently in their 50’s and 60’s are beginning to view retirement differently than the previous generations and are redefining what it means to retire.  Which is a good thing as the old model for retirement no longer fits the new reality. In fact, many boomers will consider retirement as a new […]

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Finding Your Purpose in Life is Good for Your Health

It is sometimes difficult to think specifically about what your purpose in life is, but reminding yourself is good for your health. According to Victor Strecher, author of “On Purpose” and Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, It is important to have a purpose, a direction, in life, and it’s particularly […]

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WAZE…an app that saves you time and maybe tickets!

Before I discuss the benefits of the wonderful free app called Waze, I would like to make a disclaimer that I am a bit technologically challenged. I do not have many apps on my phone and find the concept to be a bit overwhelming. However, Waze is a wonderful tool to use when driving, especially […]

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Will Your Money Last As Long As You Do

Dan and I are happy to be contributing to a new magazine in Bergen County focusing on inspiring and informing members of the sixty-plus generation.  We will be writing our column on financial planning to help people focus on the things that matter to them and that they can control.  This issue we discuss how to […]

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The Certainty Principle

We live in a culture that is filled with information at our fingertips…literally. And we expect to be able to ascertain exactly what we should do with this given information. But are we sure? The path should be obvious with the media informing us their opinions on the market and when the appropriate time is […]

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