Reading List for February 23-24

Feb 22, 2019
Financial Literacy, Behavioral Finance, Budgeting, Career, Paying for College, Investing, Retirement, Taxes


Financial Literacy

  • “Five Things High Schoolers Need To Know More Than Computer Science” from (Forbes). We all know what one of those things is!!!


  • The costs of being a woman: Why women end up with less money. (Beth Kobliner)


  • An interesting series of charts from Visual Capitalist shows where the breakdown of investments in 2018
  • Lyft has not become a verb like “Uber” has, but it looks like they will beat Uber with its IPO. (CNBC)

Paying for College

  • Student Loans-here is another sad tale of public service loan forgiveness. (BuzzFeed)
  • What you need to know about 529 plans regarding recent changes and taxes. (WSJ)
  • College is expensive, but you may be able to take advantage of a few tax breaks. (MarketWatch)


  • New York Magazine’s “The Cut” dives into the intense psychological fallout of the growing gig economy.
  • George Anders of LinkedIn has suggestions for how to end the BA to barista career shortfall.

Financial Fraud

  • Here is a post Valentine’s Day cautionary tale about online relationships. (NPR)


  • Goldman is going after consumers and Apple, a new revenue stream with a joint credit card.  For details:  (WSJ) Should you get it?: (Lifehacker)


  • We know it and we teach it, but always helpful to have more support for starting retirement planning early. (Forbes)
  • Not all target date funds are the same….they may have different “glide paths.” To find out what a glide path is, read this: (forward thinking)

Gen Z

  • This is a frightening look at the high rates of mental health issues among this generation. (Forbes)
  • Here is another article discussing the statistics on depression and anxiety among today’s teens. (NYT)

Behavioral Finance

  • “Under the Influence” describes five ways marketers get you to spend more than you would otherwise spend. (HumbleDollar)

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.