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Rosie Pope

Thrive! and Rosie Pope

When we first moved to New Jersey in March of 1991, I did not know anyone who lived in the area. All of my friends and family lived in New York City and Long Island. To make matters a little bit more difficult, I had a three year old and I was expecting my second […]

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Has anybody here seen my old friend Harry?

Has anybody here seen my old friend Harry? He’s right here. As I am writing this, I am sad. Not a little sad, as in I am having a bad day, but overwhelmingly sad to say goodbye to my father. I have written in the past about the journey of saying goodbye to a parent, […]

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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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The 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

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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Student ID = Savings

Student ID = Savings

Recently I wrote a post on the discounts that are available to AARP cardholders (click here for link to read the post – 50 and Fabulous). Well retirees (or at least those of us over age 50 who are eligible to join AARP) are not the only groups that are offered discounts. College students who have […]

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Halloween and Diversification

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Yes I enjoyed dressing up in various costumes as a kid, but really…it was all about the candy. Everyone in my house loved candy, and this was the one day that you hit payday. All you needed was some stamina, a pillowcase and a group of friends. […]

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WAZE...an app that saves you time and maybe tickets!

WAZE…an app that saves you time and maybe tickets!

Before I discuss the benefits of the wonderful free app called Waze, I would like to make a disclaimer that I am a bit technologically challenged. I do not have many apps on my phone and find the concept to be a bit overwhelming. However, Waze is a wonderful tool to use when driving, especially […]

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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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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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We Ranked in Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors in the US

BrightScope recently ranked the top 100 Most Social Financial advisors in the United States for 2013 and our site – Roots of Wealth and Dan Crimmins – were ranked at number 33.  We would like to thank our readers for helping us achieve this honor in the short two years that we have been writing. BrightScope is […]

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