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Oil Price Declines – What should investors do?

Investors and human beings certainly have short memories.  The recent steep decline in oil prices has car buyers and investors’ believing this decline is a long-term phenomenon.  It seems that we’ve all forgotten that the oil and real estate sectors follow boom and bust cycles.  A trip down my personal memory lane will bring perspective […]

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Dan Crimmins, Independent Financial Advisor for Crimmins Wealth Management, sits down with Asset TV to talk about assuaging his clients’ fears from a behavioral standpoint, and how a patient approach can help guide even the most reactionary client through economic rough patches. The 6 minute interview was conducted by Courtney Woodworth, a program anchor and producer […]

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Be not afraid. Investors need to overcome the daily warnings of danger to secure their desired future.

Be Not Afraid!

It’s been said that the most common phrase in the Bible is “be not afraid” or “fear not”. Have you noticed that you cannot get through a nightly news broadcast without one of the newscasters using either the word “danger” or “dangerous”? Whether it is the dangers associated with a pending snowstorm or the new danger […]

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A Look at the Last Four Decades – Part 3 of 3

Forty years seem like a long time. This is the final post of 3-part series exploring the last four decades. We have arrived to discuss last year.  The last two weeks we published 2 posts covering these 4 years – Review of Years: 1975 & 1985  and Review of Years: 1995 & 2005 – in the context of […]

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Happy Valentines Day!

Valentine’s Day is a holiday marketed to all of those in love with the purchase of cards, flowers and candy.  But as the day is approaching, it makes me think about the meaning of love and how love actually is all around us. It is easy to feel sad on this day of love, especially if […]

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A Tale of Four Decades – 1995 & 2005 – Part 2 of 3

Forty years seem like a long time. This is the 2nd post of a 3-part series covering the last 40 years.    We have discussed many times in various posts that 40 years is generally the starting duration that needs to be planned for when we meet with a couple in their mid-50’s.  If a married couple is […]

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most rapidly growing global crimes.  The targets of this crime are your personal information, financial information and access to online accounts. This crime is commonly taking place all over the world and most often can occur without your knowledge and can wreak havoc on your life. How do you […]

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A Tale of Four Decades – 1975 & 1985 – Part 1 of 3

Forty years seem like a long time. As this new year begins, I wanted to look back over the last 40 years as a way of bringing perspective to what was happening around the world during these past four decades and specifically what happened in the stock market. I hope this historical perspective helps investors stay focused on the […]

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The Importance of Vision

Aging and Your Decision Making Ability

Some signs of aging are clearly visible.  You get a few more wrinkles, your need glasses to view your I-phone, and your knees creak a little bit more.  Even at the age of 50, these physical signs are evident.  However, one study shows that your peak financial decision-making ability occurs at age 50. Texas Tech University […]

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Robert Merton Interview – Video

This post is a video post.  The video is an interview with Robert C. Merton who is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Merton received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a new method to determine the value of derivatives.  He […]

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