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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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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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