Reading List for November 1-3

Nov 01, 2019
Entrepreneurship, Economics, Investing, Credit Cards, Paying for College, Retirement, Financial Scams


  • An excellent retrospective on the contributions of Peter Drucker on what would have been his 100th birthday. (INC)
  • How does owning your own business or working in the gig economy impact how your kids will view the world of work and finances? (WAPO)



  • Economics news this week included another Federal Reserve Rate cut. What does that mean for your credit card, mortgage, etc.? (USA Today)
  • And the October Jobs report came out today. USA Today explains the numbers.



  • Structural changes in how people invest are having a positive impact for investors. (Fortune)


Paying for College

  • The NCAA has agreed (although the terms are a bit confusing) that college athletes can make money for the use of their name/brand/image. (Inside Higher Ed) Given that the NCAA makes over $1 billion on sports, it may be time to share the wealth with those who “earn” it.


Credit Cards

  • Check out the cool new product “Zero” – a debit card with credit card perks and “parental” controls: you can’t spend more than a fixed amount unless you deposit more in your account. (Forbes)


Car Loans

  • Seven-year car loans are on the rise, almost 1/3 of all new loans are seven years. YIKES! Other data? 1/3 of trade-ins involve rolling over $5000 of debt from the previous car. (NPR)



  • A detailed look at all the variables involved in making retirement savings last. (


Insurance/Long-term care

  • This article resonated with me as my family decided to keep my 99 year-old dad at home with home-health aides. (WAPO)


Financial Scams

  • We hear financial scams and think of vulnerable seniors. Think again! (WAPO)


Financial conversations

  • How should you respond in these awkward situations? Non-profit ACCC offers some advice. (Benzinga)
  • Who is talking more about money? Millennials may not have as much, but they are better at talking about it. (Business Insider)

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.