What matters in life is what we do with our wealth and having the ability to choose. It's more important to focus on spending your money on experiences than on buying tangible possessions. The most important thing you need to do is to figure out what makes you happy and are you using your money in a … [Read more...] about Video: Why Experiences Trumps Possessions
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Identity theft is becoming much more commonplace. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans experience some form of identity theft each year. If you are a victim of this crime, you should take the following steps: 1. Contact your financial planner (Crimmins Wealth … [Read more...] about Eight Steps to Take When Your Identity is Stolen
Has your automobile or homeowner’s insurance premium risen substantially even though you haven’t had any claims or received any tickets for driving infractions? The cause could be an error in your C.L.U.E. report. The report database is called C.L.U.E. (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting … [Read more...] about Auto or Homeowners Insurance Premiums Increasing? Check This
The warm lazy days of summer are in full swing but the planning for the new school year ahead needs to be addressed. Many are preparing to send their child to college and there are many tasks that need to be completed. The dorm planning, computer buying and clothes shopping are the obvious needs. … [Read more...] about Planning for your College Freshman
The week before I walked across the stage to receive my college diploma, I sat through an optional one-hour seminar on how to manage my student loans after graduation. I was handed a single sheet of paper with only three pieces of information on it: my name, my anticipated 1989 graduation date, and … [Read more...] about Financial Literacy – The new core curriculum for New Jersey middle schools
One of the most insightful comments that I ever received came during one of the most difficult times in my life. My Aunt Pat was the one to deliver these insightful comments. My Dad had just died of pancreatic cancer days before and my aunt came to comfort her sister - my Mom. During one of the … [Read more...] about Is Extending Your Life Worth It?