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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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Planning for College – The Sooner the Better!

If you have children, planning for college is a topic that you should begin to discuss with your financial advisor during your first meeting.  With the cost of a college education increasing every year, the number that needs to be saved is staggering.  But just like retirement, planning for college is essential. As we all […]

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Not let fears stop you from investing properly

Fearing the Worst

As most people know, Steve Jobs was the founder and brains behind the Apple computers and endured a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  The following is a Steve Jobs quote spoken towards the end of his battle: Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

Sunday March 8th, 2015 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.  It has been a long, cold white […]

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Thrive! and Rosie Pope

When we first moved to New Jersey in March of 1991, I did not know anyone who lived in the area. All of my friends and family lived in New York City and Long Island. To make matters a little bit more difficult, I had a three year old and I was expecting my second […]

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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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