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Why Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA)?

People generally ask us once they know that we are an approved advisor of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) funds a very simple question: Why DFA? I often describe how my quest to provide the best investment options for my clients was the result of many years of studying in academics and working in the business world. From this research, […]

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Why Invest in International Companies?

We were fortunate enough to attend the US Open Tennis Championship in Queens, NY over the Labor Day weekend. It is one of the more enjoyable sporting events due to the ability to choose between multiple matches on several courts. As I had not  been to the U.S. Open  championship for a few years, I noticed […]

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Top 10 Oldest Company Logos in the World

I was recently at a new restaurant for dinner with Maureen. After dinner, I decided to have tea with my dessert. The waiter asked if ‘Twinings Tea’ would be fine. I inquired if it was any good and he stated it was excellent. To my surprise having never had Twinings Tea before, it was not only […]

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Golfing and Investing: Risk trade offs

The key to successful investing and golfing is to determine when risk is necessary to accomplish your goals and when it is not. As I watch the phenomenal professional golfers tend to their craft this summer, I thought of the similarities that risk has in both pursuits. Watching the different styles of the golfers at last […]

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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 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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