Black Friday 2020 Reading List

Nov 27, 2020
Economics, Investing, Behavioral Finance, Student Loans, Cryptocurrencies, Taxes

Hope you all had an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving yesterday!

Black Friday

  • Here is one out of the UK to read BEFORE you do any Black Friday shopping, using behavioral economics to explain marketing tactics. (MouthyMoney)
  • While we are on Black Friday—what will it look like? (Probably like Cyber Monday.) (USA Today)
  • And Nathan Burrow of the NYT shares advice on how to avoid overspending on Black Friday. (NYT-subscription)


  • Surprise!? Consumer Confidence fell unexpectedly in November just ahead of Black Friday and peak shopping season. (Yahoo Finance)
  • New unemployment claims increase for the second week in a row to 778,000. (CNN)


  • If you are looking for dividend stocks while interest rates (on bonds) are low, you might want to check this article out. (MarketWatch)
  • The Dow hit 30,000 before Thanksgiving. Read (or listen to) Jeremy Seigel of Wharton to get his take on the future of the market. (Knowlegde@Wharton)


  • A Thanksgiving market correction brings bitcoin down 10%? (MarketWatch)
  • Here is a great overview of bitcoin pricing over time. (Visual Capitalist)


  • This article provides a great explanation for if, when, how, and why you should convert your tax advantaged retirement savings into a Roth. (WSJ-subscription)
  • The CARES Act added a $300 charitable contribution deduction. Here's how it works (CNBC

Student Loans

  • What does the projected $435 billion loss on student loans hitting the headlines this week really mean? (Inside Higher Ed.)

Managing Credit

  • Here are interesting statistics on how much and what type of debt (averages, of course) are held by each generation. (CNBC)

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.