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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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Stressed Student

A Hard Lesson on Spending

A recent USA Today article discussed the story of a 22-year-old junior college student who was in the fortunate position of having her grandparents save $90,000 for her college needs.  Imagine the hard work required to save this sum for her benefit. Well, it appears that the student decided to spend the college fund on a trip […]

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Teaching Your Child about Money

We all strive to provide the best for our children.  We hope that they enjoy everything that life has to offer and grow up to lead happy, productive lives.  One aspect of life that can help having a happy life is being prepared to manage your finances.  And what better way to  prepare your child […]

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Chopped and Successful Investing

I am addicted to watching the Food Network and at all times of the day it is quite likely that my television will be turned onto this channel. One of my favorite shows is Chopped. The concept is simple. Four trained chefs or cooks compete to turn a “basket” of chosen food into a delicious Chopped meal. […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day is the celebration of our country’s birthday! Our Declaration of Independence was a historical moment and one that is cherished and celebrated with picnics, barbeques, fireworks, hot dogs and apple pie! It is a great day to wear red, white and blue and to proudly wave the American flag. It is to not be […]

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Hello Planning!

Hello Planning!

One of my favorite musicals is Hello Dolly! and in my time of need, I turn to the joy of relaxing  and singing along while I watch this wonderful movie.  Many of the songs are on my playlist and all of my family members have had to endure long car rides while listening to many songs […]

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Mets or Yankees? Rooting for all teams

Growing up in the New York tri-state area has many benefits including the diverse group of people with a large array of interests which makes life interesting. Among them is the vast number of sport teams to root for and follow. The choices are plentiful and the combinations can be quite different. Are you a Mets fan […]

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Referrals and Facebook

Referrals and Facebook

Facebook is universally known to all and is a great invention in sharing your world with others. As it began, the younger generation used it to show the world and their circle of friends what and where they have been. But as time has gone by, all generations have begun to use Facebook for many […]

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Julianne and her baby dolls

What Matters to You?

Determining what matters and will matter most to you at different stages of your life are crucial to developing a financial plan.  Not everyone has the same opinion or values the same things.  The general items may be similar, but the level of importance will vary from person to person. When my girls were babies, they each had […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day by Honoring the Fallen Military

Memorial Day is the official start of the summer season and usually includes a barbecue and the opening of the swimming pool! We are all looking forward to warm weather after the tough winter that we had to endure here in the Northeast. But the main celebration of Memorial Day is to take time to […]

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College Planning Using 529 Plans

The time of year has arrived for graduation season…graduating from college, high school, middle school and yes even preschool are times of celebration. It is a time to reflect on all of the achievements of your child and how time seems to have flown by. The amount of preparation that has occurred is plentiful and […]

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