William Richards

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Top 10 Cities with the Most Efficient Public Spending

Top 10 Cities with the Most Efficient Public Spending

Cities are fiscally healthy when they apply dollars to an educated citizenry, a safe community and adequately maintained green space.

Best Public High Schools in America: 2016

Best Public High Schools in America: 2016

Living in the "right school district" is one of those abstract concerns that keep parents up late at night doing Internet research and joining listervs.

What Your Salary Needs to Be to Buy a House in 10 Metro Areas

What Your Salary Needs to Be to Buy a House in 10 Metro Areas

For many Americans, quality of life comes down to how much house you can afford.

Impact Investing Works Best When It Works Small

Impact Investing Works Best When It Works Small

A critical mass of companies demonstrate ethically responsible and sustainable environmental, social or governance practices (ESG). Yet those investing practices don't begin with a gulp, but rather a tipple.

How to Invest in Sustainable Practices

How to Invest in Sustainable Practices

Aspiration launches new fund for values-driven investors.

Is Renters Insurance Worth It? Absolutely

Is Renters Insurance Worth It? Absolutely

Let’s play three-truths-and-a-lie, insurance edition.

LinkedIn Phishing Scams and Beyond Could Leave You Swindled

LinkedIn Phishing Scams and Beyond Could Leave You Swindled

LinkedIn encourages vigilance among its members, as scams are widespread. Older Americans are particularly susceptible to attack.

Your Retirement Depends on Data Visualization

Your Retirement Depends on Data Visualization

Forecasting is impossible without evidence, robust or not—and the visual representation of numbers is as important as the trends they indicate.

Investing for Good: Integrating Altruism into Your Portfolio

Investing for Good: Integrating Altruism into Your Portfolio

Is there such a thing as the new investor—driven by social values as much as investment value?

Altruistic Investing: What’s Good Got to Do With It?

Altruistic Investing: What’s Good Got to Do With It?

Is there such a thing as the new investor—driven by social values as much as investment value?