#255 Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated


Special guest Helaine Olen, co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated" returns to the show to discuss her new book and what ten steps you can take to simplify your life. Helaine's previous book, "Pound Foolish" is a must-read for anyone who wants to know about the dark side of the personal finance personal finance industry:

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Helaine tells us how she and future co-author University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack stumbled onto a fantastic idea for a new book by accident.

When Pollack interviewed Olen about Pound Foolish, he made an off­hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4″ x 6″ card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral.

The Index Card by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

I love the simplicity and elegance of the book and the advice offered...and of course, Helaine is a terrific guest!

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