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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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Relating Money to Life

A common question that we get from people after telling them that we own our own financial planning firm is: What do you ask clients at the first meeting? When we first sit down with a new prospect, we try to determine how they visualize their own future. Importantly, we try to parse out in […]

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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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Top 10 Greatest Investment Hits

Top 10 Greatest Investing List – 6 to 10

The post was written by Brad Steiman who is a Director with our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Canada.  Although it was written in 2012, it has the makings of an evergreen piece for all long term investors.  This post will have the last 5 of the top 10.  The first 5 hits can be […]

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Top 10 Greatest Investing Hits – 1 to 5

This post was written by Brad Steiman, a Director with our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Canada. Although it was written in 2012, it has the makings of an evergreen piece for all long term investors. He discusses the relationship between investors and their financial advisors. This post will have the first 5 of the […]

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His Annual Letter - 2013

Summary of Buffett’s Newsletter

Warren Buffett has understandably been considered one of the best investors of all time. Yearly, he writes a letter to his shareholders concerning his firm – Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Our clients all own his company, as it is one of the largest companies in the U.S. and thus, is held in the Large Company U.S. […]

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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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What should investors do concerning Ukraine?

What should investors do concerning the situation in the Ukraine?  That depends.  What does the current crisis in the Ukraine have to do with your ability to provide income for you and your spouse for the rest of your lives? We understand the difficulties that our clients and others have trying to stay focused on the […]

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The Devil Wears Nada

March 6, 2014 Written by Jim Parker of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) for his Outside the Flags column.  He is a Vice President for DFA Australia.   Crimmins Wealth Management, LLC is fee-only N.J. DFA financial advisor.  The global fashion industry is fickle by nature, pushing and then pulling trends to keep hapless consumers forever […]

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Reasons to Hire a Financial Advisor

My family and I do not go camping (not a surprise to anyone who knows me).  However, we have started to hike with our dog,  Taxi, in the nearby Ramapo Mountains on weekends.  On a recent hike, I was reminded of the story regarding human nature and hikers. If you have ever hiked in dense […]

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