Monday's Top News Headlines

Here are today's top news stories from

Jul 14, 2014 at 9:12AM

Here are today's top news headlines from Check back throughout the day as this list is updated, and follow us on Twitter at TMFBreaking.

Stock Market Today: Why Citigroup and Alcoa Are on the Move

Monday's Top Biotech Stories: Mylan, Abbott, Shire, Exelixis, Progenics

Tesla Motors Inc Opens 100th U.S. Supercharger

Thanks to $7 Billion Settlement and Business Difficulties, Citigroup Inc. Earnings Plummet

Intel Corporation Earnings Preview: What You Need to Know

Lockheed Martin, Air Force Aim to Get New F-35 to Farnborough Air Show

Fed Tapering: Who Cares?

CSX Corporation Earnings: Will Better Weather Boost the Railroad?

Will Apple Inc.'s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Launch This Year?

AbbVie and Shire: This Deal Is Happening

BP’s Latest Estimate Says World’s Oil Will Last 53.3 Years

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Earnings: Will Wall Street Stay on the Ropes?

Airbus Launches New Wide-Body Planes to Help Compete Against Boeing

The Dow Soars on Strength in Financials, but Apple's the Stock to Watch

Will the Dreamliner Become The Boeing Company's Cash Cow?

Kodiak Oil & Gas Hands Over the Keys to Whiting Petroleum

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Combines Spectacle and Substance in $73 Million Weekend Debut

ConAgra Buys Chinese Potato Processor for $93 Million

Why Apple, Facebook, and Glu Mobile Are Rising

The Boeing Company Receives Plane Orders Worth $6 Billion, Announces Air Force Contract

Monday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Why Johnson & Johnson Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

Why Harmonic Inc Stock Plunged Today

Sotheby's and eBay Expand Online Auction Opportunities

Why the Dow Jones Is Surging Today

Morgan Stanley Earnings: What To Watch

Citi Kicks Down the Doors on Earnings This Week

Why Nordson Corporation Shares Popped Today

Dow Earnings Season: What to Expect From Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase Tomorrow

Tesla Settles Lemon Lawsuit Filed by Wisconsin Owner

How Much Will General Motors' Recall Disaster Cost?

Peregrine Earnings Today: 3 Questions That Need Answers

Abbott And Mylan: Winners and Winners?

AbbVie and Shire Close, but Not There Yet

Earnings Preview: Abbott Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson

The Dow Spikes as Citigroup Settles for $7 Billion, Beats on Earnings

Why Exelixis Inc. Stock Soared

Emerging Nations Plan Their Own World Bank, IMF

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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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