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The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated by [Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack]
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Editorial Reviews


“The most important financial advice is stunningly simple and fits on an index card. The newbie investor will not find a better guide to personal finance.”
“Ten simple, amazingly effective rules unencumbered by the agendas of fee-sucking fund managers or reckless business-media pundits. Highly recommended.”
The Index Card offers engaging stories, persuasive explanations, and fascinating data. It’s realistic, honest, wise, and compassionate, as well as socially and politically astute.”
—JOE CONASON, editor in chief at THE NATIONAL MEMO
“All parents should buy The Index Card for their children. If they refuse to read it, consider disinheriting them.”
—ROBERT H. FRANK, professor of economics, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
“In a world of relentless financial noise, Helaine and Harold are here to help. This is the best and most important financial book of the year.”
—ZAC BISSONNETTE, author of DEBT-FREE U and THE GREAT BEANIE BABY BUBBLE --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

HELAINE OLEN is the author of Pound Foolish, a contributing editor at Pacific Standard magazine, and the personal finance columnist at Inc. magazine. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times,,, Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times, where she wrote the popular "Money Makeover" feature. Business Insider has ranked her as one of the 50 Women Who Are Changing the World and recently named her one of the Top 30 Most Influential People in Personal Finance and Wealth. She lives in New York City with her family.

HAROLD POLLACK is the Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. In addition to his academic work, he writes regularly for The Washington Post, The Nation, The New York Times, New Republic, Politico, and The Atlantic. He lives outside Chicago with his family. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File size : 4416 KB
  • Publication date : January 5, 2016
  • Publisher : Portfolio; 1st edition (January 5, 2016)
  • Print length : 250 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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