Nov 05, 2021

Reading List for November 5-7


  • The October jobs report came out and it was good news. 531,000 jobs added, and 100,000 upward revision to August and September. (NPR)(CNBC)
  •  There are still over 4 million fewer people working than before the pandemic. It is now referring to the economy as the “Workers’ Economy.” What does that mean? (NYT – subscription may be required)
  • How the Fed plans to deal with the highest inflation in 30 years. (NPR)



  • After fighting crypto, banks are now slowly warming up to the idea. (NYT-subscription may be required)
  • Gizmodo tried to warn people the Squid Game Cryptocurrency was a scan. Here is the full story.
  • Shiba Inu’s value now exceeds Dogecoin. (WaPo – subscription may be required)



  • Wall Street has been setting records all week, and jobs report pushes markets higher. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Pepsi has Gatorade—and for $5.6 billion, Coca-Cola will have BodyArmor. (Quartz) (WSJ-subscription required)
  • Zillow realized maybe it wasn't such a great idea to flip houses during a boom. (Slate)


Women in Finance

  • This Ron Lieber article has received lots of buzz about how women make better investors. (NYT-subscription may be required)
  • Meet Jenny Just, a billionaire you have never heard ov, and find out how she made her fortune. (Forbes)
  • Female founders were less likely to find funding more than their male counterparts during the pandemic, but they are making a rebound now. TechCrunch


Financial Scams

  • The FTC is warning of tax scammers sending emails about Covid-19 relief payments. Beware! (Don’t Mess With Taxes)


Student Loans

  • Here is a breakdown of the $11.5 billion of expected student loan relief: who gets it, which ones are automatic, and which ones need borrower to take action. (Forbes)


ICYMI - Financial Advocacy

Ohio is the largest state to require personal finance for high school graduation. (CNBC)

About the Author

Beth Tallman

Beth Tallman entered the working world armed with an MBA 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, conducts student workshops, and develops finance curricula and educational content. She is also the Treasurer of Ohio Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

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