What I'm Reading This Weekend (June 9-10)
- The WSJ takes a good look at the overprotected American child. You probably see the impacts on the students you teach.
- Michelle Singletary explains why parents should have “the talk” (about credit) with their kids.
- Here are eight things parents can do to help their college students become financially independent.
- And here is what you do if your adult children want to move home.
- The New York Times looks at education spending over time. (Hint: it hasn’t reached pre-recession levels yet.)
- Here is an eye-opening look what college student poverty looks like on a daily basis.
- Do the tax law changes mean you should pay off your mortgage faster?
- Not enough money for a down payment on a house? Here is a new model for home-ownership…get help with the down payment and share the equity later.
- Not a homeowner? Renting is serious business too. Here are ten things to consider when looking to rent your next home.
- In planning for retirement, should you save more (maybe it’s too late?) or plan to work longer.
- Side hustles aren’t just for the young and un/underemployed. Why side hustles might be important in retirement.
- Medicare can be confusing. Here are ten things you need to ask about it.
Odds and Ends
- New law allows you to freeze your credit for free.
- Investing "Lessons from Las Vegas" from the Economist Buttonwood blog.
- Does anyone answer the phone anymore?
Chart of the Week
- Great (animated) charts about Millennials from the Financial Times.
- (search “The Millennial Moment – in charts.”)
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