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.”)
About the Author
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.
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