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Can Eight Simple Rules Make You a Financial Success?

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Is it possible to fit everything you need to know to be financially successful on one index card? That’s the conceit of a new book out this month called “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated.”

The idea sprang from a conversation between co-authors University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack and Helaine Olen, a financial journalist, in which Pollack said all the best money advice could be written on one card. When a reader of his blog challenged him to do it, he uploaded this.