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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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Like physical training, financial planning should be tailored to the individual goals for the individual.

Training and Planning for Your Future

Working out has never been my favorite pastime.  But like most of us, I find that it is a necessity.  There are many who do not like going to a gym, including me.  However, it can help me get motivated when I work-out with others who are enduring the same activity. Therefore,  I joined a gym. Not just […]

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Are you Psychologically Prepared for Retirement?

Have you done all the planning and believe your retirement is all accounted for financially? Well that is a good start.  But have you taken the time to plan how the changes will affect you psychologically when you transition into retirement? Most major life-changing events involve an ongoing process of emotional adjustment, and retirement is no exception. Retirees must face, […]

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Painting and Planning your Future

Painting a masterpiece has become available to all!  The new craze in activities is focused on painting classes for those who have never taken an art class (or at least have not painted in years).  Some of these new businesses have combined the painting with some wine and cheese and are available for individuals and […]

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Be Kind to Yourself!

Sometimes I think that we are our own worst critics.  We can often give others great advice as problems seem easy to solve when they are not your own. We only have a small amount of time each day and it is difficult to get everything done. And often, we are angry with ourselves when […]

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Don't let regrets hold you back from planning for your financial future

Regrets holding you back?

Rainy days are perfect for watching a movie and this spring we had more than one opportunity to take advantage and spend an weekend afternoon in front of the screen. One movie that we recently watched was About Time, an entertaining tale about a father and son who are able to travel back in time. The premise […]

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529 Plans and Your Choices

The mail arrived with a letter from the university that our daughter is attending with the tuition increase for next year. The high cost of providing your child a college education is staggering.  How can you plan for this large number?  And will the tuition costs continue to climb? According to The College Board, the average 2014-2015 […]

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Lessons from Working at McDonald’s!

According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s. The list includes Sharon Stone, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams, Pink and me! My first job was the hostess at my local McDonald’s in Commack, NY. (You never realized that McDonald’s had a hostess?) I handled all of the kid’s activities […]

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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 are generally telemarketer calls which have been extremely annoying.  However, it could be worse. At this time of year with taxes on everyone mind, there have been more incidents of aggressive telephone scams […]

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Never Retire

I was at the gym (yes I am keeping up with my spin class) and passed by a bulletin board with the following header “NEVER RETIRE”.  This caught my attention as the prospect of never retiring is not one that is commonly stated especially as much of our concern is retirement planning.  However, when you […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

Sunday March 13th, 2016 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour ahead…..finally.  The feeling of spring will soon be in the air and the arrival of warm sunshine, longer days and hopefully, no more snow to shovel. With the change of the clocks, the […]

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