Reading List for April 27-28
- Interesting data/graphs in this piece from pymnts.com on Americans’ inability to save money and how they manage their bills and debt.
- (Forbes) lists the six things high school graduates should have access before moving on in life….and yes, financial education is #1.
- Could early financial education lead to higher earning? (Benzinga)
- There are great anecdotes in this piece about not making your personal finance lessons (books, blogs, etc.) too “personal.” (Of Dollars and Data)
- Do you/your students read money diaries? Do these make people more comfortable talking about money, or are they just another social media stressor? (NYT)
Paying for College/HIgher Ed
- Financial aid letters are often the source of confusion. NPR tries to help.
- Attention has been drawn to the high-end scandal, but the real scandal is at the other end of the higher ed spectrum: community colleges (NYT Op-Ed)
- Tech has split the workforce in two. (NYT)
- Performative Workaholic—yeah, it’s a thing. (NYT) Why is it a thing?
- For a longer read, this Guardian article digs deeper into the uneasy relationship between social media child influencers and child labor laws.
- I am trying to wrap my head around these numbers, but Venmo revealed it has 40 million users. (CNBC)
- In debt? Want to avoid going into debt? Michelle Singletary suggests you try a Staycation: (WAPO) (BTW she has received lots of flack for this one.)
- Nothing really new here, but found this short video that explains the difference between ETFs and Mutual Funds. Try this Investor’s Business Daily Video
- Maybe our students can learn from the baby boomers’ retirement mistakes (Barrons)
- GDP rose 3.2% in the first quarter (and yield curve is no longer inverted.) Recession worries set aside…..for now. (NYT)
- Are any of you readers Jeopardy fans? Has this new champion broken the game? As a professional gambler, read how he uses the odds to break records. (NYT)
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