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Evanston Harper Lecture with Harold Pollack
The Index Card Guide to Personal Finance

In 2013, public policy professor Harold Pollack took two minutes to scrawl nine points of commonsense financial advice for ordinary people on an index card. He took a picture of the card and posted it on the Internet, where it went viral, ultimately being named one of the year’s best new ideas by Money magazine and attracting coverage from the New York Times, Washington Post, and elsewhere.

Pollack will discuss the ideas and research behind The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated, his new book coauthored with financial journalist Helaine Olen.


Event Details
6:00 p.m. Registration and networking
6:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
7:30 p.m. Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

Parking Information
Valet parking is available for up to 10 hours at the hotel for $12.

Featured Faculty
Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and an affiliate professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is also codirector of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies. He has published widely on the intersection between poverty policy and public health.

Buy The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the lecture.

To learn more, read about Pollack’s work on personal finance in the Washington Post and watch his appearance on Chicago Tonight.

Event Contact
Tori Luke
Staff Liaison
Theresa Ebenhoeh


Event Information
Thursday, May 5 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois