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The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't…

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

by Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack

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Just what it promises to be: easy to read, easy to understand. Good practical advise. I'll read it again. ( )
  MikeMonje | Jul 29, 2018 |
Simple, practical, and accessible. The idea behind this personal finance book is that in spite of experts attempting to overcomplicate money management, the best financial advice can be contained on a single index card and everyone is capable of doing it.

Starting with budgeting and debt management, and heading into home ownership, investing, and long-term planning, the book contains numerous personal anecdotes that help bring advice to life. ( )
  angiestahl | Mar 1, 2018 |
Some great helpful information. Some was a bit too basic for me, but it's good to hear it reinforced. I liked the simple presentation with actual take away tasks. ( )
  bookworm12 | Sep 5, 2017 |
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TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don't follow their guidance, you'll end up in the poorhouse. They're wrong. When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, a financial journalist, he made an offhand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral. Now Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.… (more)

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