Reading List for January 26-27

Jan 25, 2019
Financial Literacy, Personal Finance, Student Loans, Career, Parent Conversations

Financial Literacy

  • In case you missed this broadcast Tuesday, NPR’s The 1A included a segment on financial literacy education featuring NGPF’s Jessica Endlich, John Pelletier of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, and Laura Levine of Jump$tart.
  • Here is discussion of the increasing number of states requiring financial education, including a link to the Champlain College Financial Literacy Report Card. (Governing)

Personal Finance

  • Even doctors have a side hustle…although this one is also helping people in need. (Washington Post)
  • This might make for an interesting class discussion of consumer behavior. Planet Money talks about Panera’s “Pay-What-You-Want Experiment.” (NPR)
  • Turn the pre-nup into an important planning discussion. (MarketWatch)


  • A new report out of Brookings Institution reports on the impact automation and artificial intelligence will have on jobs in the future. (AP)  (see graph below)

Student Loans

  • Why is your boss is worried about your student loans? (CNBC)
  • If you consolidate and refinance your student loans, read the fine print---you may not be saving as much as you have been led to believe. (CNBC)
  • How do people in other countries pay for college? (Kobliner)


  • Read about a journalism professor who teaches her students “home economics” before anything else. She feels she is dealing with . (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • Students who attend community college and move on to universities do better than first time freshmen. (The Atlantic) 
  • Read about the role of self-compassion (versus self-esteem) in learning. (KQED)


  • You can follow Chrissy Teigen’s model to teach your kids about money (and get them to eat). (Forbes)
  • If you are parenting (or teaching) girls, this article about raising financially independent daughters



might be for you. (USNews)

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.