The Index Card Challenge

I’m pretty far behind the times on this one. It came out back in 2013, but I just recently read an article on WashPo about University of Chicago social scientist Harold Pollack. Harold was challenged to share his best financial advice on a single index card. What he put together was about as good as any personal finance I’ve ever read, and it went instantly viral (as far as financial topics go).

I thought it might be a lot of fun to see what the rest of the blogosphere would put on their own index cards, so I’m challenging my blogging peers to send me their own financial advice (photos only, I want to see how bad their hand writing is) and I’ll posting them all here, on our Index Card Challenge page.

If you would like to submit your own card, send me a photo to

The original by Harold Pollack 

Professor Pollack’s book comes out this year. The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated (out in January 2016)

Adam Chudy



J. Money over at Budgets are Sexy & Rockstar Finance

Budgets are Sexy

Mr. 1500 of 1500 Days

Mr. 1500

From Mr. 1500, “The great thing about the world we live in is that all of the information we need to invest successfully has already been written. There is no need to crunch numbers get an MBA from Booth or study economics late into the night.”

Gen Y Finance Guy

Gen Y Finance Guy

Gen Y and I are spot on, except I wouldn’t suggest average Joe mess with options.

Alyssa of Generation YRA

GenYRA - Alyssa

Love invest in yourself and keep a support network.

Even Steven

Even Steven

Agreed. Don’t listen to the crowd.

Mr. & Mrs. Budgets

Mr. & Mrs budgets

Love the hard work. And they’re right, money does give you choices.

Cashville Skyline 

Cashville Skyline

Our Next Life

Our Next Life

Savvy James over at Retirement Savvy

Retirement Savvy (Savvy James)

How to Get Rich Slowly

How To Get Rich Slowly

If you would like to submit your own card, send me a photo to