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The Computer as a Financial Planner

By Paul Sullivan

COMPUTER-GENERATED investment advice has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. And for good reason.

Many web-based services have given investors with smaller portfolios access to advice that they wouldn’t otherwise get. And because these services charge lower fees — no need to pay human advisers, after all — that can increase returns on investments that track indexes.

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This article originally published June 19th, 2015 on The New York Times.