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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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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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Finding Your Purpose in Life is Good for Your Health

It is sometimes difficult to think specifically about what your purpose in life is, but reminding yourself is good for your health. According to Victor Strecher, author of “On Purpose” and Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, It is important to have a purpose, a direction, in life, and it’s particularly […]

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WAZE…an app that saves you time and maybe tickets!

Before I discuss the benefits of the wonderful free app called Waze, I would like to make a disclaimer that I am a bit technologically challenged. I do not have many apps on my phone and find the concept to be a bit overwhelming. However, Waze is a wonderful tool to use when driving, especially […]

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Will Your Money Last As Long As You Do

Dan and I are happy to be contributing to a new magazine in Bergen County focusing on inspiring and informing members of the sixty-plus generation.  We will be writing our column on financial planning to help people focus on the things that matter to them and that they can control.  This issue we discuss how to […]

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The Certainty Principle

We live in a culture that is filled with information at our fingertips…literally. And we expect to be able to ascertain exactly what we should do with this given information. But are we sure? The path should be obvious with the media informing us their opinions on the market and when the appropriate time is […]

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Invest…Like a Girl!

What does it mean to do something “like a girl”? There is a new ad campaign that addresses this question. And in the past, the statement made it seem like doing something “like a girl” is a bad thing. Click here for the ad: Like A Girl As most of you already know, our household is […]

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Do You Have an Estate Plan? Here’s Why You Should

When people hear the phrase “estate plan”, they think that it is just for the very wealthy or elderly. But, it is not. Estate planning puts you in greater control of the financial and healthcare decisions that directly affect the lives of you and your family. An estate plan allows you to protect the assets that […]

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Crossroads: Retirement or College Fund

Feeling Unprepared for Retirement?

How can you go from feeling so certain that you are prepared, to feeling a bit panicked that you must have missed something? The week that I have been preparing for has finally arrived.  The big drop off at college for my youngest daughter Elizabeth.  The lists have been completed and I am confident that […]

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National Financial Advisor Week in New York Times Square

National Financial Advisor Week (NFAW) is an inaugural event that will be held from September Sept. 15th to the 19th in Times Square in New York City. The event which is hosted by Advice IQ will celebrate the work of financial advisors and promote the necessity of each American household having a financial advisor.  It will […]

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An Unexpected Retirement

Life is a journey and generally most things in life tend to progress as expected. Each transition is eagerly anticipated and the road has been somewhat paved for you. You graduate high school and eagerly wait to enter college. You graduate college and eagerly (or reluctantly) begin your first job. You fall in love. You […]

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