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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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When to Downsize?

You have raised your family and while doing so, you have established friendships and relationships in the community.  And you are comfortable in your home.  But now the children are adults and no longer live in the home and come to visit for only short periods. Is it the right time to downsize? Dan and […]

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Why You Should be Optimistic about the Future?

Why You Should be Optimistic about the Future?

Optimism in the future.  That is one of our three principles that we follow here at Crimmins Wealth Management, LLC.  Without the belief that 1) the world continues to get better and 2) that improvement will benefit those who are owners of companies,  it is hard to be an investor.  However any rational look of […]

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Christmas Poem by Crimmins Wealth Management

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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The Joy of Christmas

It’s the holiday season, and with all of the hustle and bustle of the moment, it is a time for family and feasts.  As I have gotten older, I seem to approach the holidays with a different sense of emotion. As I reminisce of Christmas’s past, I remember those years that I received a memorable […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On is a catchphrase that originally appeared on a World War II-era British public safety poster. After one of the original posters was recovered and placed in a British bookshop in 2000, the inspirational message was shared online, sparking a series of images centered around the template “Keep Calm and X.” […]

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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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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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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Check This When Changing Your Clocks for Daylight Saving Time

 November 6, 2016 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour back.  And I think everyone could use an extra hour of sleep. Although this means mornings will be lighter and evenings shorter. With the change of the clocks, the customary change of your smoke detector […]

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Searching for the Right College

“Time Flies.  It’s up to you to be the navigator.”    Robert Orben   All of a sudden your child is in high school and the realization begins to set in that college is pending.  How did you get to this point and how are you to navigate the many questions on planning and preparing for […]

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Helping Your Parents Manage Their Money

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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