Nov 19, 2021
Current Events

Reading List for November 19-21


  • If you are looking for a longer read, this Mother Jones article looks at the crypto craze and the question of whether or not it is rational to jump into this market.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco takes a look at a proposal to issue a 50-year Treasury Bond. (



  • Read the latest on numbers of quits and job openings and wage growth. (Reuters)
  • Existing home sales reached an eight-month high in September. (Reuters)
  • Job growth over the summer was underestimated. (WAPO-subscription may be required)
  • If you care to look to history for an idea of how we will come out of this pandemic recession, The Reformed Broker looks at the aftermath of the last great pandemic 100 years ago.
  • Should cities consider converting those now empty office buildings into housing? (Politico)
  • Up for a 20-minute podcast (or read the transcript)? Knowledge@Wharton looks at the announced breakup of both GE and J&J and future of the Conglomerate.


Student Loans

  • Here is a summary from Adam Minsky (Forbes) of who will get relief in the first wave of $715 of student loan forgiveness. See also latest news at
  • Looks like working in the Peace Corps was left out of this first update to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. (NYT-subscription may be required)


Social Security

  • The huge cost of living increase in social security payments comes at a cost to those still contributing, moving the income cap up. (Investment News)



  • There is a big rift forming between Visa and Amazon as Amazon stops accepting Visa’s issued in the UK due to “high fees.” (Reuters)



  • Eleven states and possibly more to investigate “META” regarding Instagram’s impact on teens. (Forbes) (CNN)

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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