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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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Has anybody here seen my old friend Harry?

Has anybody here seen my old friend Harry? He’s right here. As I am writing this, I am sad. Not a little sad, as in I am having a bad day, but overwhelmingly sad to say goodbye to my father. I have written in the past about the journey of saying goodbye to a parent, […]

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Between You and the Big Mistake

I remember when I was young and I loved school.  So much so that I would play school at home, pretending to have homework assignments, story time and of course recess.  I was quite fanatical about keeping all of my notebooks neat and organized.  I preferred writing with pencils because it you made a mistake, […]

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Two Investing Lessons from the U.K.

The following video is by Sensible Investing.TV based in the United Kingdom.  The video addresses two key lessons learned from academic investing research according to Professor Jens Hagendorff  from the University of Edinburgh.  The first lesson is that it pays to have a diversified portfolio, not only in asset classes but in geography (meaning investing in […]

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Helping Your Parents Manage Their Money

Getting older is hard. As you hit a certain stage of your life you realize that many of your friends are encountering the same issues. There is not a week that goes by that the discussion of how to care for aging parents doesn’t arise. The concerns range from healthcare and  housing to monetary and emotional issues. […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the Crimmins’ house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would  soon be there; The girls were all hanging out in their beds, With iPods loudly playing music in their heads. And all of […]

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Socially Conscious Screening

Socially responsible investing considers both financial return and social good. Many investors object to various businesses activities, and there are money managers and funds that let them invest according to their consciences. But just how do they go about screening out objectionable things? This investing strategy has early roots in this country and dates back to 1758, […]

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Sundays and Retirement

I was fortunate to begin my professional career working at MetLife in New York City.  The ability to secure a job after graduation was not easy and I was thrilled to be able to go into the city and begin my career. Now I won’t lie, I had visions of Mary Tyler Moore with a fashionable […]

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Spending Too Much? You’re Not Alone

There is a show on television called “Extreme Couponing” with the concept that if you clip coupons you can save an extreme amount of money.  When I say extreme, I mean almost free.  Most of the “couponers” have shelves full of food and groceries in the garage or pantry with savings amounting to thousands of […]

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The 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Growing up in the tri-state area is beneficial for many reasons and one in particular is the ability to attend the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been around for over eighty years and I have been fortunate to have attended several times in my life. This year’s […]

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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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