What I'm Reading this Weekend (July 14-15)

Jul 13, 2018
Current Events, Economics, Investing, Paying for College, Internships, Retirement


  • Inflation ticked up in June to 2.9%, the highest level in 6 years. What does that mean for workers? (see Chart of the Week below)
  • Rare earth metals, critical in production of Americans’ extra appendage (cellphones), come from China. How will the trade wars with China impact this market? 

Higher Ed and News for Recent Grads

  • The state of student loan debt in words and pictures!
  • Berklee College of Music finds success by bucking the trend and making its Online program a fraction of the price of the residential experience.
  • Ann Carrns of the New York Times has great money advice for new college grads.
  • Here is some good advice for recent grads from “Pete the Planner:” don’t become overwhelmed trying to make all those financial decisions at once.
  • Unpaid internships are going away. Find out why
  • Tech companies looking for talent turn to community colleges to train potential employees.



Personal Interest

Chart of the Week

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.