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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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Retirement Video – Barry LaValley

Maureen and I had the opportunity to host an event with global retirement expert Barry LaValley awhile ago.  Barry has become a friend of ours.  Unfortunately, we did not have the foresight to tape the presentation.  Fortunately for us, another financial advisor from New Zealand did tape the presentation. During this 55 minute presentation, he […]

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Why Should You Diversify your Portfolio?

Last week, the post dealt with the strength of the US economy. (Strength of US Economy).  As 2019 approaches, and with US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention towards the role that global diversification plays in their portfolios. For the five-year period ending October 31, 2018, the […]

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Strength of U.S. Economy

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in history, which was caused by an April 20, 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a client came in for our annual meeting.  He was very worried about his investment portfolio and expressed his fear about the oil spill.  I inquired what […]

The foregoing content reflects the opinions of Crimmins Wealth Management and is subject to change at any time without notice. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be used or construed as investment advice or a recommendation regarding the purchase or sale of any security. There is no guarantee that the statements, opinions or forecasts provided herein will prove to be correct. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. All investing involves risk, including the potential for loss of principal. There is no guarantee that any investment plan or strategy will be successful.
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Midterm Elections—What Do They Mean for Markets?

Election Day has passed in the US once again. For those who need a brief civics refresher, every two years the full US House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for reelection. While the outcomes of the elections are uncertain, one thing we can count on is that plenty of opinions and […]

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Tuning Out Noise

For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about the stock and bond markets. This month has had its share of market unrest.  Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors. Headlines […]

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A Question of Equilibrium

Sellers were out in force on the market today after negative news on the economy. It’s a common line in TV finance reports. But have you ever wondered who is buying if so many people are selling? The notion that sellers can outnumber buyers on down days doesn’t make sense. What the newscasters should say, […]

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The End of an Era – Sears on the last days

The changing retail landscape is about to consume another former dominating retailer:  Sears Holdings Corp. (Sears).  The retailer sought chapter 11 protection on October 15, 2018.  Sears reached a deal with lenders to keep hundreds of its stores open for now.  The company – with the stock ticker SHLD – owns Sears and Kmart stores […]

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Automation and Job Security

Maureen and I were fortunate enough to take a river cruise in Europe this summer. The cruise line provided numerous excursions during the week-long trip and one of the most fascinating was our trip to a BMW factory. The world headquarters of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (Bavarian motor works) are located in Munich, Germany. […]

The foregoing content reflects the opinions of Crimmins Wealth Management and is subject to change at any time without notice. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be used or construed as investment advice or a recommendation regarding the purchase or sale of any security. There is no guarantee that the statements, opinions or forecasts provided herein will prove to be correct. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. All investing involves risk, including the potential for loss of principal. There is no guarantee that any investment plan or strategy will be successful.
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Apple Trillion Dollar Valuation

Below, is an interesting illustration is from “Visual Capitalist”.  With the news recently that two U.S. companies – Apple and Amazon – both reached a stock market valuation of $1 trillion dollars, they looked back in history to other milestones.  A trillion dollars has 12 zeros – $1,000,000,000,000.  Incredible. There are 2 interesting facts to […]

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The ABCs of Education Investing

With school back in session in most of the country, many parents are likely thinking about how best to prepare for their children’s future college expenses. Now is a good time to sharpen one’s pencil for a few important lessons before heading back into the investing classroom to tackle the issue. THE CALCULUS OF PLANNING […]

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