Personal finance

Kenneth Fisher, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. Gillianne Tedder | Bloomberg | Getty Images The City of Boston is ending its relationship with Fisher Investments, pulling $248 million in pension assets from the firm. Mayor Martin Walsh announced on
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My 21-year-old sister, Janna McPartland, has a lot on her mind. Graduating from college. Finding a job. Dire predictions about global warming. The other day, I asked her how she was doing. “The planet is dying,” she said. I was surprised, then, when she showed eagerness recently in starting to save for her retirement. I’d
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The state of Michigan has pulled $600 million of its pension fund from wealth management company Fisher Investments after the company’s founder and CEO Ken Fisher made sexist comments at a summit in San Francisco this week. At the Tiburon conference, Fisher compared his wealth management strategy to picking up women for sex, made explicit
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 ERproductions Ltd | Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing to wipe out an estimated $81 billion in past-due medical debt. Up to 80 million Americans could be impacted. “People definitely need to have their debt either forgiven or negotiated lower, so they can afford it without a hardship,” said Craig Antico, the
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Steve Shepard | Getty Images Most people consider getting in to college a numbers game. However, in the wake of last year’s college admissions scandal, which underscored how much pressure parents and students feel to be accepted into elite universities, admissions directors are quietly turning their attention to something besides test scores. Today, “almost every
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Fort Myers, Florida. Philippe TURPIN | Photononstop | Getty Images There’s no place like home. Unless, of course, you are retired. Lured by better weather, lower taxes or an improved quality of life, many older Americans consider relocating to stateS like Florida or the Carolinas. To that end, U.S. News & World Report determined the
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Emergencies occur. So, it makes sense to start putting money aside. Yet many Americans aren’t. In fact, 28% of Americans have no emergency savings, a July survey from personal financial website Bankrate.com found. “Financial emergencies will happen, it’s only a matter of when,” said Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More from
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