Reading List for May 7-9

May 07, 2021
Investing, Economics, Financial Literacy, Identity Theft

Financial Literacy

  • Market Watch covers the research explaining the gender gap in financial literacy (confidence).




  • It’s the season of annual shareholder meetings. Here are the highlights from this year’s address by Buffet and his team. (Yahoo)
  • The market is still going gangbusters. Here is a trio of posts on the growth:
    • Reuters discusses the midweek bounce and economic data.
    • The NYT explains why the proposed tax increase isn’t dampening enthusiasm.
    • The WSJ discusses growth in the rising share of stocks in household asset portfolios. 
  • The Yale Chief Investment Officer created the “Yale Model” of endowment investing. His obituary explains it. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Here is a good resource explaining SPACS and the reasons for their boom. (Knowledge@Wharton)
  • Bitcoin, Ether, Dogecoin, et al? Which cryptocurrency is booming and why? (Bloomberg)



  • The biggest economic story of the week was the disappointing April jobs report. Only 266,000 net new jobs. (CNBC)
  • New jobless claims dropped below 500,000 last week--a pandemic low. (USA Today)
  • Why it matters that the birthrate in the US falls to historic lows. (AP)
  • Evictions can begin again as Federal judge lifts the ban. (CNBC)


Higher Education

  • CNBC offers advice on how one can still find scholarship and grant money for college.


Identity Theft

  • Here is the latest on identity theft involving auto insurance. (NYT)




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.