Reading List for April 13-14

Apr 12, 2019
Financial Literacy, Investing, Payment Types, Career, Cryptocurrencies, Current Events

Financial Literacy

Our second list of Financial Literacy Month includes some extra articles on the topic.

  • An interview with the CEO of Chase Consumer Banking highlights her passion for financial literacy. (NYT)
  • Annamaria Lusardi presents data/research on why financial literacy matters. (CNBC)
  • Along similar lines, the St. Louis Fed discusses what financial literacy is. (St. Louis Fed)
  • MarketWatch republished one of Jonathan Clement’s Humble Dollar posts with the 45 steps to having a successful financial life.
  • Bankrate published a great article about how to teach kids about money. Of particular interest are the survey results supporting high school personal finance classes and gamification to make learning more accessible.
  • Interesting survey results suggest Gen Z and Millennials are more comfortable talking about money early in a relationship, and more comfortable “going dutch” on first dates. (Bankrate)


  • It looks like IPO season for some new world companies.
  • Pinterest is looking forward to its IPO. (NYT)
  • Uber would be the biggest IPO of the year. (Bloomberg)
  • But Uber’s IPO won’t make everyone rich – like the drivers it depends on for its business. (NYT)

Want more on the topic? Check out the NGPF Interactive Can You Make It As An Uber Driver and QOD about median hourly income.


  • The power requirement to mine the stuff may just be the end of it. (weforum

Payment methods

  • Beth Kobliner offers some advice on how to get your first credit card.
  • Can prepaid debit cards for kids make them smarter about money? (Yahoo)
  • Amazon’s automated stores won’t have cashiers but will start accepting cash. (The Verge)


  • Here is an interesting look at how to enjoy your job and not burnout? (Quartz)
  • On a similar note but with a different twist, meaningful work is overrated. (

“Pursuing your passion requires privilege.”




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.