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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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Be Happy You’re Alive Now

We have written a number of posts about the need to view our future with optimism.  Frankly, it is a requirement to own shares in the great companies of the world known as stocks. This post attempts to provide a reality check against the ever-present negativity in the news with an understanding of the blessings […]

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Relating Money to Life

A common question that we get from people after telling them that we own our own financial planning firm is: What do you ask clients at the first meeting? When we first sit down with a new prospect, we try to determine how they visualize their own future. Importantly, we try to parse out in […]

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The Future of Global Trade – Update

In August 2016, we wrote a blog post entitled “The future of global trade” and it discussed how the outlook for global trade was bright.  We discussed that the $5 billion investment spent on expanding and modernizing the Panama Canal was completed on June 26, 2016 after 9 years of construction. The expansion was necessary in order […]

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Time to Move?

Well the time has finally arrived. After more than 22 years, Maureen and I have begun the process to sell our home.  Our 3 daughters have all established themselves in New York and Boston and a multi-bedroom house seems way too large for the two of us. We have begun the exhausting and time-consuming task […]

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The Uncommon Average

I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy—one that is robust and that you can stick with— cannot be overstated. —David Booth – Co-CEO and co-founder of Dimensional Fund Advisor (DFA) The U.S. stock market has delivered an average annual return of around 10% since 1926.[1] But short-term results may vary, and […]

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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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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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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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