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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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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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Dear Me at 83!

I am not one for lamenting about my birthday.  It doesn’t usually cause me anxiety about the number or wonder about how I actually got to be 53.  However, this year it has given me a reason to pause and think about the last thirty years.  There has been much accomplished that I probably didn’t […]

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Beginnings and Endings

There is a natural progression for most things in life where there is a beginning and an ending.  Most phases or experiences usually have a distinct starting point and a final finish.  This also occurs with aging as the early years are categorized as infant, toddler, preschooler and so on with each phase clearly defined. But as […]

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Enjoy the Moment for a Better Future

As a financial planner the focus is mainly on planning for the future. And in planning for the future you need to focus on what you can control today in order to accomplish your goals. For most of us the ability to set a plan and keep focused may be difficult at times.  But staying […]

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September – A Great Time to Organize Your Finances

I always loved the beginning of the new school year.  It is a time to start new….new clothes, new sneakers, new books and new classes.  If you have children, then you know that the push is on to get everyone settled for the new school year. It seems to be more of a beginning than […]

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