What I'm Reading This Weekend - July 7-8

Jul 06, 2018
Current Events, Economics, Student Loans, Personal Finance, Retirement


  • This detailed Vox article explains what recent Supreme Court rulings at the end of this term mean for American business and the future of Antitrust. Economics nerds will enjoy the good examples of monopoly and monopsony here.
  • How do American workers fare compared to their counterparts across the world? Maybe not so well.

Only Spain and Greece, whose economies have been ravaged by the euro-zone crisis, have more households earning less than half the nation’s median income — an indicator that unusually large numbers of people either are poor or close to being poor.

  • I’ve heard that in the housing industry, it’s a sellers’ market. Here are some details.
  • And here is the latest jobs report that came out this morning: Jobs up 213,000 but unemployment up to 4%. Read what that means.

Student Loans

Retirement/Social Security


Personal Finance

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.