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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack Narrator: Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781469095509
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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, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, 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 easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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, New York Times bestselling author

  • “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, New York Times bestselling author

  • “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 at Cornell University

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About the Author

Helaine Olen is a free­lance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, Forbes, Business­Week, and elsewhere. She wrote and edited the popu­lar Money Makeover series in the Los Angeles Times. She lives in New York City with her family.

About the Narrator

Harold Pollack is a professor at the University of Chicago who has been appointed to two Institute of Medicine committees. His research has focused on public health and health policy. A special correspondent for the New Republic during 2009 and 2010, he writes frequently about public policy for a variety of national publications. Pollack is a frequent contributor to HealthInsurance.org, where he has conducted interviews with other prominent health policy bloggers, including Jonathan Cohn.