Reading List for November 3-4

Nov 02, 2018
Financial Literacy, Cryptocurrencies, Economics, Paying for College, Retirement, Insurance

Financial Literacy


  • 250,000 jobs added this month, unemployment at 3.7%, and wages starting to increase (NYT), so what’s the problem? The Opportunity Index answers that question, and Third Way breaks it down for you. It may be worth the half hour it will take to work though.
  •  Did you realize bitcoin just turned ten on Halloween? Business Insider reflects back on its first ten years.
  • Here is a great example of an economy where cryptocurrency makes economic sense. (Martket Watch)

Retirement/Retirement Savings

  • Many 403(b) plans for public school teachers get a bad rap. Bloomberg explains why.
  • Retirement with an age difference between spouses has its challenges. (Washington Post)
  •  What is you live to be 100 like these folks? How they have kept their finances as healthy as their bodies. (Time)

Paying for College

  • “Free College for All” was a campaign issue recently. MarketWatch look at what it would take to make that a reality.


  • I missed this one earlier in October, but caught it in a MarketWatch special report.


Food for Thought

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.