3 Stocks Crushed by the Market This Week

No pops and sizzles for these stocks. Just drops and fizzles.

Jul 5, 2014 at 3:00PM

Shareholders of these three health-care stocks could be wishing for a do-over for the start of July.

One of the week's big losers appears to have been hurt by being dropped from a well-known index. Another reported late-stage clinical study results that caused some to worry. And the third was stung by the posting of a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Which three health-care stocks were crushed by the market this week? Find out by watching the slideshow below.

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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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