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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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Wedding Day Budgets

Wedding season is almost here, with the spring and summer seasons being the most popular times to tie the knot. When people hear that we have three daughters, the joke is always  “Wow – how will you pay for three weddings?” However, with the change in times and traditions, the cost of a wedding is usually a […]

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Why Consider Long-Term Care Insurance?

The year was 1981. And my life was definitely destined to change. I was a senior in high school and with that coveted title, I had the privilege to alter my schedule to create free time. I was preparing for the usual senior year items including college applications. The carefree days of senior year had arrived […]

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Business advice to young women from successful business women

Role Models for Our Daughters

Raising daughters is difficult. And it seems to be getting even more difficult. The culture today sends messages to our daughters that are extremely conflicting. Beyoncé is an example of a strong female role model, or so I used to believe. Her lyrics were empowering (“If I Were A Boy”, as an example), and her fame […]

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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

When you turn 50, you start to reflect on all of those things that you should have been doing in the past, such as exercising more. So with my New Year’s resolution to get in better shape, I joined a gym. Not just any gym, but the king of all gyms. Lifetime Fitness in Montvale has […]

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March Madness and the Billion Dollar Dream

March Madness has taken on a whole new meaning with the chance for one person to walk away with one billion dollars courtesy of Quicken loans and Warren Buffet.  The odds on winning the billion dollars are actually next to impossible, (1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808) but that didn’t stop 15 million people from filling out their […]

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

Regrets holding you back?

Snowy days are perfect for watching a movie and this winter we had more than one opportunity to take advantage and spend an 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 […]

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Just like the little black dress, certain styles never go out of fashion like sound financial planning

Fashion & Investing – The Little Black Dress

As every woman knows, the key to building a wardrobe starts with the essentials – the tailored white shirt, slacks, a good pair of jeans and, of course, the little black dress. And obviously, you will need the correct shoes to go with all those outfits. With the beginning of each new season, the fashion industry […]

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Like the building of a house, an investment plan needs have a design and

Design, Build, & Protect Your Future

As an independent fee-only financial advisor based in NJ, we act as a valued partner who can help tie your investment plan to your overall life plan. Not only can we provide you with guidance, counseling, monitoring and discipline, we can be a valued catalyst to encourage you to plan ahead for the expected … […]

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Empowering Young Girls

There are certain sayings that conjure up memories from my childhood and one favorite statement in my house was “You’re not the boss of me”! Growing up with three brothers and one sister in a household without a defined leader meant that someone was always trying to boss you around.  No need to worry – […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

March 9th, 2014 is the official date for Daylight Savings 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 winter. […]

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