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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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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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All of Our Protective Angels

This is a post about  dealing with the loss of a loved one.  I know that it is a topic that people do not usually discuss.  It will not be a post about all of the financial things that need to be done in order to make sure that your loved ones are provided for.  […]

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How do you fill your “White Space”?

In the age of computers, tablets and smart phones, we have access to information instantaneously.  And with this access, the information overload can be addicting.  This is quite evident when you are out to dinner and the table next to you is filled with devices keeping everyone occupied. A typical American family can be – […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the Crimmins’ house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would  soon be there; The girls were all hanging out in their beds, With iPods loudly playing music in their heads. And all of […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

What are you thankful for? Thanksgiving is one holiday that is difficult to dislike.  You do not need to stress over whether or not your loved ones will be happy with the gifts you picked out.  The biggest stress factor is whether or not the turkey will turn out perfectly.  And it usually does.  It […]

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Our Partners at Crimmins Wealth Management

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”   Helen Keller One of the most fulfilling parts of working as an independent fee-only financial planner is working with our clients to help them relate money to their lives.  And in doing this, we have the privilege of becoming part of our client’s […]

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A Bump In the Road – Plan for the unexpected

Our daughter Julianne graduated from college in May, a trip that was much-anticipated and planned for many months.  The airlines, hotel rooms, car rentals, meal reservations and graduation tickets were all set and coordinated on Trip It (an online travel organizer where all the information on each participant is listed and all can access where, […]

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Get Rid of Financial Clutter

One of the greatest sources of stress concerns your finances. And so a great way to decrease financial stress is to get your life organized. With tax time right around the corner, this is a great time to sort through those old files and clear out the ones that you don’t need. Here are four […]

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Series – “What Financial Terms Mean – Bond Yields

Continuing on with the series to help explain financial terms in ways that are hopefully more understandable, this post will deal with bond yields. (See the earlier post on  - What is a bond?) As the National Football League (NFL) is ending summer training for their season opener in early September, we will begin this […]

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