Don't let regrets hold you back from planning for your financial future

Regrets holding you back?

Rainy days are perfect for watching a movie and this spring we had more than one opportunity to take advantage and spend an weekend afternoon in front of the screen. One movie that we recently watched was About Time, an entertaining tale about a father and son who are able to travel back in time. The premise […]

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529 Plans and Your Choices

The mail arrived with a letter from the university that our daughter is attending with the tuition increase for next year. The high cost of providing your child a college education is staggering.  How can you plan for this large number?  And will the tuition costs continue to climb? According to The College Board, the average 2014-2015 […]

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How much of Your Nest to Put into Stocks? All of it.

Attached is an article written by David A. Levine for the New York Times in February.  In the article he discusses how most investors should have most of their money invested in stocks.  What makes this more compelling is that he is a self-confessed “bond guy” or someone who has believed in the value of bonds or fixed […]

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Lessons from Working at McDonald’s!

According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s. The list includes Sharon Stone, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams, Pink and me! My first job was the hostess at my local McDonald’s in Commack, NY. (You never realized that McDonald’s had a hostess?) I handled all of the kid’s activities […]

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Stock investors: Focus on history not headlines

Apparently not everyone is concerned about the future prospects of the Chinese economy or the struggling agricultural equipment industry in the United States.  We often speak about the need for investors not to look at current conditions but the long-term historical trends.  We spoke earlier about the large merger between two international beer conglomerates and […]

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5 Things to Help Detect an IRS Scam Phone Call

The phones rings and regardless of what you are doing, you are compelled to answer it. In the last few weeks, the calls are generally telemarketer calls which have been extremely annoying.  However, it could be worse. At this time of year with taxes on everyone mind, there have been more incidents of aggressive telephone scams […]

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Never Retire

I was at the gym (yes I am keeping up with my spin class) and passed by a bulletin board with the following header “NEVER RETIRE”.  This caught my attention as the prospect of never retiring is not one that is commonly stated especially as much of our concern is retirement planning.  However, when you […]

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Working with Clients Focused on the Long Term

At Crimmins Wealth Management, we work with individuals to focus on their long-term goals by helping clarify what they are trying to achieve in their life.  This discussion covers the long term goals such as maintaining a lifestyle in retirement and possible legacy issues.  To drive home this message we thought what better way than with some humor. […]

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Stock Market Earthquakes

My daughter Kathryn recently moved out to Berkeley CA to continue her schooling at the University of California @ Berkeley.  Within the first few days after her arrival, the San Francisco area was hit by a small earthquake.  As she grew up on the East Coast and was unfamiliar with any earthquakes (whether they were small […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

Sunday March 13th, 2016 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour ahead…..finally.  The feeling of spring will soon be in the air and the arrival of warm sunshine, longer days and hopefully, no more snow to shovel. With the change of the clocks, the […]

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