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A few years ago, I wrote a column about investing in companies that are compatible with your values. I had sold my shares of Facebook after it came to light that during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica collected information from tens of millions of Facebook users without their permission—and Facebook wasn’t doing much to police such breaches. But I admitted that I wasn’t all-in on severing my ties to the social media company. I was reluctant to delete my Facebook account because it was (and still is) a wonderful way to stay in touch with family and friends.

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Mark Solheim
Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Mark became editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine in July 2017. Prior to becoming editor, he was the Money and Living sections editor and, before that, the automotive writer. He has also been editor of as well as the magazine's managing editor, assistant managing editor and chief copy editor. Mark has also served as president of the Washington Automotive Press Association. In 1990 he was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Mark earned a B.A. from University of Virginia and an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Mark lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, and they spend as much time as possible in their Glen Arbor, Mich., vacation home.