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America’s Manufacturing “Come Back “

Maureen and I were in the Garden State Plaza Mall and we overheard a couple of people in the Nike store discussing how “nothing is made in America anymore”. I’m sure all of us have heard someone discussing the same thought or thought the same thing themselves. Well it turns out it’s just not true. The […]

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Together we know more than we do alone

This post is a video from our partner – Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). This 3 minute video describes the power of the stock market to collect the views of all participants. This information is readily available to all as it is reflected in the current stock price. These prices reflect the collective knowledge of these market participants. The […]

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Millennial Generation – Take This Advice

Today’s “Generation Y“  individuals known as Millennials - those born from 1980 to 2000 - have been influenced negatively, in regards to investing, by the recent performance of the stock market. By recent performance, I refer here to the Great Recession that occurred at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009. This “Great Recession” resulted in the […]

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Disney is using new technology to improve and personalize the visitor experience.

Disney MagicBands – A Look into the Future

As is a Crimmins family tradition, our entire family, along with my parents, traveled to Disney World in June to celebrate our youngest daughter’s graduation from high school. We have vacationed in Wyoming and taken a cruise to Bermuda for our first two daughter’s high school graduations. Being a proud Disney family, we are true […]

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Cause and Effect of the Markets?

Causation is the relationship of cause and effect. We live in a world where we want to believe that most things have a cause and effect and we are always searching for the absolute understanding of why things occur. Do we do this to simplify the reasoning behind why things occur? or Is it that […]

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The “Perfect” Financial Plan

Baking chocolate chip cookies is one of my favorite things to do and I have become an expert at it! I have been making the same cookies for the past forty years and the recipe has stayed the same. I have taught my daughters how to make these delicious cookies, but for some reason when […]

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Worldwide global stock market diversification is key to stock investing

Diversify Across the Globe – Country Stock Performance

We have always stressed the need to own the great companies in the United States and the world. There are 44 countries that have publicly traded companies (stocks) that investors can, and likely should, own. The reason being we don’t just want to own the approximately 3,500  stocks that are available in the United States but […]

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Is The Stock Market Really Rigged?

There is a new book by Michael Lewis called “Flash Boys” which has many people talking and wondering if they should be concerned with investing in the stock market. During his public relations blitz, he summarized his book with the following stunning phrase – “the stock market is rigged”. My fear is that potential investors […]

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Stocks for the Long term includes are global stocks

Stocks for the Long Run

Stocks for the Long Run is a newly updated book from Jeremy J. Siegel that was originally published in 1994. Professor Siegel teaches at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has written extensively for the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.  The book is essentially an encyclopedia of knowledge concerning the global stock markets. […]

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David Lerner radio spot

Non-Traded REITs – Radio Ad

There is a radio spot which has been running in the NY area for David Lerner Associates which is best known for selling non-traded REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). They sell their investment products by peddling fear.  How so? The David Lerner radio spot opens with an employee discussing how he understands the pain and […]

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