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‘It has me questioning if we are in the right relationship.’ Our financial adviser is a ‘top performer’ but she costs well over $20K a year — even when we lose money. Should we get a new one?

How to know if your financial adviser is worth the money. Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: After our first financial adviser retired, we picked a new one recommended by her to continue our relationship with the firm. Our fixed-rate fee of $1,700 per year changed to 0.9% of our assets under management. That meant the fee was […]

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Travel

You could retire to Spain for half the cost of Florida

“The view from my terrace is the best ever. I overlook the Mediterranean Sea!” gushes retired American teacher and mental health professional Patti Addington. When she walked the Camino de Santiago in 2018, Patti fell in love with Spain and Spanish culture. “I came home from Spain not wanting to leave and began to concentrate on how, where, […]

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Technology

‘People will freak out’: The cloud boom is coming back to Earth, and that could be scary for tech stocks

Cloud computing is widely viewed as a recession-resistant business, but the theory has not really been tested since cloud-service providers have not experienced a major economic downturn since becoming a core element of of tech infrastructure. As a potential recession looms, investors should be prepared for the cloud boom to return to earth, and there […]

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Technology

How to trade this buy signal in Apple stock

The S&P 500 index continues to trade in a bear market. The S&P chart has clear downtrend lines, surrounding a series of lower highs and lower lows. That is our definition of a bear market. Recent rally attempts, based on oversold buy signals coming out of the June lows, have not had much success. Currently […]

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Entertainment

Netflix looks to renegotiate programming deals to allow ads to be shown

Netflix Inc. is seeking to amend its programming deals with major entertainment studios to allow the streaming giant to put content on an advertising-supported version of the service, people familiar with the matter said. Among the studios Netflix NFLX, -1.63% has begun talks with are Warner Bros. WBD, +2.12%, which makes the hit stalker drama “You”; Comcast’s CMCSA, […]

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Pets

‘They’ve owned these pets for years’: People are giving up family dogs they adopted long before the pandemic, mostly due to inflation, shelters say

Renters aren’t the only ones frantically searching for homes in New York City — pets are falling victim to the city’s housing wars, too. Animal Care Centers of NYC’s three shelters are seeing an increase in people surrendering their pets, largely due to housing costs, Katy Hansen, the director of marketing and communications, told MarketWatch. […]

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Science

12 ways to make your retirement better for the planet

Today’s preretirees and retirees face several financial challenges in addition to concerns about the world we leave our children and grandchildren, as described in the first part of this series. To face these challenges, we’ll need to make many small, medium, and large steps in our lives that will improve our finances while helping to […]

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Technology

Apple has ended imports of gold and tungsten from Russia

Apple Inc. is no longer importing gold and tungsten from Russia, the company has confirmed to MarketWatch. The tech giant uses a range of materials, including gold, tungsten and the metal tantalum in its products. However, the role of Russian locations in its supply chain had come under scrutiny. In a report this week, the […]

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Science

These solar and green hydrogen ‘nanogrids’ come together like Legos, keep hospitals humming after hurricanes

Sesame Solar CEO Lauren Flanagan was a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pioneer who worked with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs during his NeXT days. And she’s been in a leadership role at the women-focused startup accelerator Springboard Enterprises. Technology shapes Flanagan’s career. But it was watching the harrowing conditions at darkened hospitals, nursing homes and grocery stores in the […]

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Travel

Hundreds of Southwest pilots picket in Dallas amid summer travel crunch

DALLAS — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell encouragement. Most passengers made a beeline for […]