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APPLYING PRACTICAL INSIGHT TO
COMPLEX FINANCIAL CONCEPTS

Karen Firestone has spent over thirty years honing skills applied to
the investment world, while at the same time navigating a path through the work/familyscape. She considers many issues from an unusual angle, including stock market movement, factors facing professional women today, and how to think in simple terms about some complex financial structures. Karen shares her observations in posts that also appear in the Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post. As the CEO of Aureus Asset Management, a former fund manager at Fidelity Investments, and the mother of four grown children, Karen has a rare perspective into which she injects humor and some irreverence.

Here’s the Bad News: I Have to Stop Running

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This article was recently featured in The Huffington Post. I recently got some very bad news: I have to stop running. Now! Notice that I didn’t say that I can’t run. I can definitely throw one foot in front of the other, pounding on my knee that no longer contains any cartilage. I can ignore…

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Sensible Risk-Taking for Everyone

By Kari Firestone We’re all fascinated by risk-taking.  Who can resist watching someone fly off a cliff wearing a bat suit with a measurable chance of smashing into a sheer rock face? Ironically, while we’re sitting smugly on our overstuffed sofa, wielding the remote control, we may be unwittingly exposed to all sorts of risks…

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Book Signing Event

Last Wednesday, Kari had a book signing event for her new book “Even the Odds” at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. Here are some pictures from the event.

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