Empowering Young Girls

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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Ancient Rome

Our Longevity and Purchasing Power

In ancient Roman times, there was an elder by the name of Cato who said:  Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses  This applies today even more so than it did back then. Even if you were a member of the wealthy class during Roman times, the average life expectancy was age […]

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How Global Stock Markets Benefit Investors

This video post discusses how investors benefit from investing in the global public stock markets.  We have continuously stressed the importance of owning stocks which represent ownership in companies.  Having global stock ownership as part of one’s investment portfolio is necessary to order to help one create lifestyle sustaining income in retirement. This short 2 minute video uses the purchase […]

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The Devil Wears Nada

March 6, 2014 Written by Jim Parker of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) for his Outside the Flags column.  He is a Vice President for DFA Australia.   Crimmins Wealth Management, LLC is fee-only N.J. DFA financial advisor.  The global fashion industry is fickle by nature, pushing and then pulling trends to keep hapless consumers forever […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

March 9th, 2014 is the official date for Daylight Savings 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.  It has been a long, cold, white winter. […]

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Reasons to Hire a Financial Advisor

My family and I do not go camping (not a surprise to anyone who knows me).  However, we have started to hike with our dog,  Taxi, in the nearby Ramapo Mountains on weekends.  On a recent hike, I was reminded of the story regarding human nature and hikers. If you have ever hiked in dense […]

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Planning for your future

Future Testing

This post is from a frequent contributor to our site, Jim Parker, who is a Vice President with our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia. He discusses a common mistake of investors which is to try to predict the future from the current news. To help avoid this, you need to clarify your long-term […]

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Pets may need Financial Planning too!

As most of you know, our family includes our three daughters, Kathryn, Julianne and Elizabeth.  But we also have another family member who completes the household.  Our eleven-year-old Labrador retriever named Taxi. I can not imagine our house without her and for all of us, the love from Taxi has made each of our lives […]

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Investing is not looking for a golden ticket in a chocolate bar.

The Golden Ticket Trap

This is a guest post written by Jim Parker – Vice President of our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).  He reminds us of one of Maureen’s favorite movie’s – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and what the storyline can teach us about investing.   In a popular children’s story, the young hero pins all […]

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Different Types of Financial Aid for College Students

Congratulations!  Your son/daughter just got accepted to their dream college or university.  Once the celebration dies down, the reality of how to pay for the privilege of attending this dream college begins to creep into your thoughts.  Even with prior planning, your savings will likely not be enough to cover the high cost of tuition. […]

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