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Weekend roundup: Bad times for Boeing | More about the college admissions scam | The world’s favorite cities

Also, good news for GE shareholders, an index that blows away the S&P 500, and how women can get better advice from financial advisers

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By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

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• 10 tips for getting accepted into college if you don’t have wealthy parents

• When parents break the law for their kids, who are they really trying to help?

3. Which U.S. city might be best for you?

The U.S. cities making the Mercer quality-of-living rankings are low on the list and most are very expensive. Here’s a list of affordable U.S. cities that rank highest based on a survey of 1,000 millennials.

4. When can you stop worrying about money?

Quentin Fottrell — MarketWatch’s Moneyisthelps a 65-year-old reader who has been a good financial manager but still sufferers from financial anxiety.

Related: Redefining ‘old,’ getting philosophical about death and the scary truth about 401(k) balances

Comforting: Check out this graphic and sleep tight on your retirement account

5. GE’s shares are way up this year — hear’s why

Shares of General Electric are up 30% from the 52-week intraday low they hit on Dec. 26. Tomi Kilgore explains the power of candid talk from the company’s CEO.

6. This huge index fund has blown away the S&P 500’s performance

Tracking this other broad index may be a better way for you to diversify.

7. A logical, contrarian stock play

Contrarian investors will tell you to jump in the water when other investors are running from sharks. Here’s an example of how to do that.

8. Trouble for Facebook and hope for Facebook

A grand jury is reviewing the Facebook’s /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB -1.37% data-sharing practices, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reorganizing his executive team. Here are five things Facebook needs to change now to restore confidence, according to security experts.

9. What women can do about financial advisers’ gender bias

Women are more likely than men to go to a financial adviser, and also more likely to be unhappy with the results. Stereotyping can lead to some less-than-ideal advice from well-meaning advisers. Here’s how female investors can detect biased financial advice.

10. Heartwarming story of a lucky trade and some hard partying

Even a gambler who starts the evening off with some big winnings is likely to continue playing until he loses it all. Casino operators know this, which is why they profit even if a game gives low odds to the house. But this trader “played” President Trump’s tax cut, turned $100,000 into a quick $2.5 million and then got out.

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Philip van Doorn covers various investment and industry topics. He has previously worked as a senior analyst at He also has experience in community banking and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

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