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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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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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Making Memories

There are certain times in your life that you know are important and strive to remember the moment and all of the emotions that you are feeling. I remember walking down the aisle to get married and consciously thinking “I need to remember this exact moment”. And I have. But other times, life seems to […]

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The Wealth Solution

Do you like magic? I have always been fascinated with magic tricks. The ability to move objects from one spot to another and retrieve it from the oddest places has always intrigued me. How do they do it?  There is a part of me that is uninterested in learning the trick. I just like to watch and […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day is the celebration of our country’s birthday! Our Declaration of Independence was a historical moment and one that is cherished and celebrated with picnics, barbeques, fireworks, hot dogs and apple pie! It is a great day to wear red, white and blue and to proudly wave the American flag. It is to not be […]

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Learning to say “NO”!

I remember going to the grocery store when my children were toddlers. You put them in the cart and hurry through the store to get all of the items you need as quickly as you can. And inevitably, as you are waiting on the check-out line, the candy display comes into focus for your chocolate-loving […]

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Are you Psychologically Prepared for Retirement?

You have done all the planning and your retirement is all accounted for financially. But have you taken the time to plan for how the changes will effect you psychologically when you transition into retirement? Most major life-changing events involve an ongoing process of emotional adjustment, and retirement is no exception. Retirees must face, what is essentially, […]

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Investors need to not fool themselves about the decisions that they make.

Seven Ways to Fool Yourself

There are many ways that we like to fool ourselves, generally as an act of self-perseverance. Sometimes it is just easier to believe those things that we choose to while ignoring those things that we rather not deal with. It is kind of like the elephant in the room…you know it’s there but it is easier […]

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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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How to Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus Living

The time has come to prepare for Elizabeth’s freshman year and planning is a key component to ensure a smooth transition to her new college. The planning phase is exciting and a bit overwhelming, but necessary, as much for her as it is for me. Making sure that she has her dorm room and daily […]

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Guide Book

Beware of the Guide Books

The year was 1988 and I was expecting my first child. A mere child myself at the young age of 24, I was more than a bit nervous. As an avid reader, I did what any other first time mother-to-be would do, I purchased the popular book - What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The How-To guide was […]

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