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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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Be Kind to Yourself

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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How do you fill your “White Space”?

In the age of computers, tablets and smart phones, we have access to information instantaneously.  And with this access, the information overload can be addicting.  This is quite evident when you are out to dinner and the table next to you is filled with devices keeping everyone occupied. A typical American family can be – […]

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Happy Valentines Day!

Valentine’s Day is a holiday marketed to all of those in love with the purchase of cards, flowers and candy.  But as the day is approaching, it makes me think about the meaning of love and how love actually is all around us. It is easy to feel sad on this day of love, especially if […]

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most rapidly growing global crimes.  The targets of this crime are your personal information, financial information and access to online accounts. This crime is commonly taking place all over the world and most often can occur without your knowledge and can wreak havoc on your life. How do you […]

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