What I'm Reading This Weekend (March 10-11)

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Mar 09, 2018
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Article, Investing, Personal Finance

Beth makes it difficult every week to cut down her curated list of articles that help teachers stay abreast of the financial world. I try and slim down to the top 10 but it gets more difficult every week. So, here's 15:)

Reading list week 18-10

High School and Beyond

Paying for College

Personal Finance

Investing

  • Millennial retirement savings: a bimodal distribution. Those that are saving are doing well, but too make aren’t saving at all.
    • How to get young people to care? How about this interactive (How long will you live?) to get them thinking about how they are going to pay for their long retirements!
  • Spotify is about to list their shares so investors are trying to figure out how to value them. Are they the Netflix of music? How to compare Spotify and Netflix.
  • Remember the QOD about Weight Watchers?  How much did Oprah Winfrey have to do with that run up of value?  She sold her 25% of her stake this week and profited greatly!

LIFE

Who owns who on the web? It's a consolidating online world. Trace the acquisitions of the Giants (Facebook, Google, Amazon) from the inside of the infographic and work your way out. Any surprises?  

 

About the Author

Beth Tallman

Beth Tallman entered the working world armed with an M.B.A. in finance and thoroughly enjoyed her first career working in manufacturing and telecommunications, including a stint overseas. She took advantage of an involuntary separation to try teaching high school math, something she had always dreamed of doing. When fate stepped in once again, Beth jumped on the opportunity to combine her passion for numbers, money, and education to develop curriculum and teach personal finance at Oberlin College. Beth now spends her time writing on personal finance and financial education, conducting student workshops, and developing finance curricula and educational content. She is also the Treasurer of Ohio Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.