1 Thing Investors Need to Know About Campus Crest Communities Inc

Campus Crest investors need to know these things.

Apr 28, 2014 at 11:56AM

Shares of Campus Crest Communities yield an annual dividend of over 7.5% -- does this mean that the shares are riskier than competitors like American Campus Communities?

In the following video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson sits down with Fool contributor and Editor of the independent Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter Brad Thomas to discuss the past issues at Campus Crest, the amount of debt the company recently undertook to fund an acquisition, and how it stacks up against the competition.

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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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