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September 06, 2013 8:00 AM All of the Financial Advice You’re Ever Going to Need

By Harold Pollack

Faithful readers may remember my comment in an earlier conversation with Helaine Olen regarding the financial industry’s basic dilemma: The best advice fits on an index card, which is available for free at the library. Commenter Alex M asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, Alex’s question led me to produce my own version of the index card, manufactured in less than five minutes using only materials found in my kitchen. That led to this picture and post.

Last night, Sendhil Mullainathan reposted my little investment guide. Justin Wolfers, Joe Weisenthal, and Huffington Post gave me 1.5 minutes of fame.

But my favorite recitation comes from someone I have never met, certified addiction recovery coach Luscious Conway. It would have been nice had he mentioned me in the video, but hey–I’m there.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-based Community]

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
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