Roots of Wealth

Welcome to Roots of Wealth!

We are here to help ease your retirement worries and allow you to focus on the things that matter to you.  We all tend to worry about different things in life. Whether it is about health, work, family or a relationship, taking the worry out of life seems impossible. Planning for your retirement should not […]

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Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

How did 40 years go by so quickly? It was 40 years ago that the band Fleetwood Mac released the album (yes – album) entitled – Rumours.  The album was released in 1977. There were 11 songs on the album, but I recently listened to one song with a different prospective than I did as […]

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Capitalism at Work

Capitalism can be seen everywhere….. if you are aware of the signs. Down the block from my office in Woodcliff Lake, NJ , there is currently a new townhouse community beginning built.  The development is being built by Putle Homes.  PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies […]

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Some Tips for Living Longer

Recently I came across an article in AARP magazine that highlighted 50 Great Ways to Live Longer. Many  of the tips were related to your health and how to increase your chances of a longer life by eating well, exercising and taking better care of yourself. However, there were a few that highlighted some interesting […]

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Focus on What Matters

I am a bit of a control freak. I do not like to admit it, but I do not like the feeling of not being in control. I can hide this character flaw at times, though I know that those who know me best are fully award of my compulsion to control my environment and […]

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Lessons for the Next Crisis

It will soon be the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis. Over the coming weeks and months, as other anniversaries of major crisis-related events […]

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Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

One of the most difficult acts that one can do is to make the decision to say goodbye to their pet.  As many of you know, Taxi, our Labrador retriever, has been an integral part of our family for the past fourteen years.  She was a sweet, loving and smart dog who brought joy and […]

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Tooth Fairy and Market Success

There are many aspects of parenting that are fun and easy and some that are not.  I am ashamed to say that Dan and I had a difficulty with an integral part of parenting…..being the tooth fairy! How can it be that two grown adults cannot remember that their child had lost a tooth and […]

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Finding Meaning in Retirement

Awhile ago, I sat down with Veronica Dagher of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to discuss issues that we will all face in retirement other than the financial issues. Dan Crimmins – Crimmins Wealth Management, LLC Here are a few ways folks can prepare for some of the non-financial aspects of retirement.   I have […]

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There is Always a Reason to Sell…Unless You Want to Achieve Your Goals

This is a guest post written by our friend William G. Chettle who is a Vice President with our partner Loring Ward. The problem with good advice is that it tends to be boring, especially when it comes to your portfolio. This is a good thing. For investors, excitement can be your worst enemy. Excitement generates […]

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Science Fiction No More-Amazing 3-D Printing

While I do not have a science background, I’ve always had an interest in the incredible advances that the medical field has been able to achieve through the years.  One of the most incredible advances potentially coming down the road deals with 3-D printing technology.  Now, when I first heard the term 3-D printing, I was thinking […]

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