Facebook, RadioShack, Michael Kors, and J.C. Penney: 4 Stocks Making Moves

Michael Kors stock is up big, and Facebook turns 10 years old today. Here are four stocks making big moves on Tuesday's market.

Feb 4, 2014 at 9:38PM

In this video from Tuesday's edition of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Mike Olsen and Morgan Housel dig into the biggest business stories from Tuesday's market facing Foolish investors today.

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) hit a fresh 52-week low today, after same-store sales for the fourth quarter rose by only 2%. Shares of Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) were up big today, after third-quarter profit rose by 77%, with same-store sales in North America up by 24%. On Monday, RadioShack (NYSE:RSHCQ) got a lot of praise for its Super Bowl commercial, but today The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company plans to close about 500 of its 4,500 stores. And happy birthday to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)! The social network turned 10 today and got a boost to its share price as a birthday present. In this segment, the guys discuss four stocks making moves on the market today.

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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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