More Evidence That Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 Will Be Huge

Investors already expect Apple to unveil an iPhone 6 with a larger display. It looks like Apple's been aware of shifting market preferences for quite some time now.

Apr 8, 2014 at 9:30PM

With many investors already widely expecting Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to launch a larger iPhone this year, the iPhone 6, some concrete evidence in support of this idea may now be coming to light. Thanks to the latest patent trial between Apple and Samsung, there are a lot of internal company documents that are being made public as evidence. One exhibit is a fiscal 2014 planning slideshow from Apple, put together about a year ago, which suggests that consumers are demanding bigger, cheaper phones. In it, Apple explicitly recognizes that "consumers want what we don't have."

In this video from Tuesday's Tech Teardown, host Erin Kennedy and Motley Fool tech and telecom bureau chief Evan Niu discuss the newly released documents, and whether or not Apple really is acknowledging that the broader market is heading toward bigger and cheaper. Apple has historically been known for not following market forecasts or using focus groups to come up with product strategy, Evan looks at whether or not that may now be shifting.

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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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