5 Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now

The wearable tech industry is just beginning, but these stellar smartwatches are available to consumers right now.

Feb 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

The rumors are growing that Apple is on the cusp of releasing its iWatch, but while investors are impatiently waiting for the company to enter the wearables market, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF), Sony (NYSE:SNE), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and others are already firmly in the smartwatch space.

Flip through the slideshow below to check out some of the latest smartwatches on the market and the key features that make them stand out from the rest of the pack. The devices run the gamut from the top tech companies to crowd-sourced start-ups, and each have their own merits. Whether you prefer high-end cameras, special apps, or a budget conscious option, the following smartwatches are some of the best on the market.

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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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