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Dan Crimmins, co-founder of Crimmins Wealth Management, is a financial coach and fee only financial planner. Have a financial question? ASK DAN
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Advisors as Money Detectives

A financial advisor’s job is like a detective’s. We probe to see whether your financial assumptions are correct. We want to find the truth beneath the assumptions and document clutter. Sometimes, our digging uncovers dangerous imbalances in your financial picture. Once we discover these errors, we can help correct them. Here are two examples of […]

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Doing Well and Doing Good?

Growing interest in the impact of fossil fuels on the global climate may spark questions about whether individuals can integrate their values around sustainability with their investment goals and, if so, how. As global citizens, individuals can express their political preferences around sustainability through the ballot box. As investors, they also can express their preferences […]

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Investing Like a Bee

What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery. First, I hate bees. I’m highly allergic and after a life-threatening sting sent me to the hospital, I have endured shots for the past eight years to insure that I […]

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What the 1940 Census Reveals about Rising Costs

I recently wrote a piece describing how I had taken one of DNA test to confirm my Irish heritage.  You can read that blog post here:  Irish confirmed. In that piece I described how after taking the test and getting my results that I was contacted by a distant cousin who gave me my Crimmins […]

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“Mr. Irrelevant” Companies

The 2018 National Football League (NFL) Draft will be held this weekend from April 26th to 28th.  The NFL draft is where NFL franchises select newly eligible players.  Each team selects in reverse order of how their team performed the year before with the worst team selecting first.  There are 32 teams in the league and there are […]

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Mind Over Model

Checking the weather? Guess what—you’re using a model. While models can be useful for gaining insights that can help us make good decisions, they are inherently incomplete simplifications of reality. In investing, factor models have been a frequent topic of discussion. Lately , they are often marketed as smart beta strategies.  These products are based […]

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Turning Out the Noise

Have you noticed the stock market volatility lately?  Hard to miss with the media onslaught of coverage.  Below is a video entitled Tuning Out the Noise from our investment partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (Dimensional) to help bring some perspective to the current situation. Tuning Out the Noise takes viewers on a journey through the “lost decade,” featuring […]

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Overcoming fear of stocks

Sometimes it doesn’t take much for one to overcome fear. Many investors are still fearful of owning pieces of the great companies in U.S. and around the world known as stocks. Although the evidence is more than compelling that only a diversified portfolio invested for the long-term will supply investors with the appropriate returns necessary […]

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Donate Books for Soldiers

Our house clean up continues.  We were faced with hundreds of books read and collected over 2 decades that have piled up in various closets and dresser drawers.  After inundating our local public library with boxes of books, my daughter Elizabeth came up with a better idea. Unbeknownst to Maureen and I, there is a […]

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You Have to Give it Time

You have to give it time.  It’s only been a couple of days. Generally I’m on the receiving end of this advice.  However, recently my wife Maureen came down with the very persistent head cold.  After trying to battle it herself for several weeks, she reluctantly headed to the doctor. Her doctor prescribed her a […]

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