Nov 26, 2021

Black Friday 2021 Reading List

If you are not busy shopping, watching football or sleeping off all the Thanksgiving day food, here are a few articles to keep you occupied.



  • Morningstar discusses whether gamification is good or bad for investors.
  • This is a good discussion of the place for stocks and bonds in today’s world (and your portfolio.) (NYT)
  • Are GE and J&J just the beginning of the end or marking the end of conglomerates. (NPR)
  • Can you invest in index funds and avoid Chinese stocks? (CNN)
  •  Here is an interesting read about Serena Williams and her enormous impact as a venture capitalist. (Worth)



  • Big news about the Fed came early this week. Powell renominated for Chair, and Brainard nominated to be Vice Chair. (CNBC) For more in-depth discussion try (Vox) or (MarketWatch)
  • Economist David Rosenberg is interviews by The Market about his expectation for continuing inflation and interest rates in the coming year or two.



  • If mandates are not working, try economic incentive to get people vaccinated. Employers are charging higher health insurance premiums for those who aren’t vaccinated. (NPR)


Student Loans

  • Which groups will be next to receive relief from the government? (Forbes)



  • What are retailers expecting for this second Black Friday of the pandemic? AP
  • Has inflation finally hit Dollar Tree? Will they change their name to ‘dollar and a quarter” tree? (MarketWatch)


About the Author

Beth Tallman

Beth Tallman entered the working world armed with an MBA 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, conducts student workshops, and develops finance curricula and educational content. She is also the Treasurer of Ohio Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

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